Women's Empowerment Seminar in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Sexual assault affects one in five women during their lifetime. Four out of five women who fight back will get themselves out of the situation.
The goal of sexual violence prevention is simple, to give people the knowledge and skills to stop it from happening.
Risk reduction techniques will be taught April 8 at a Women’s Empowerment Seminar in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Women will come away equipped with the knowledge to increase awareness and avoidance, reducing the vulnerability for attack.
Simple, innate and effective self-defense techniques increase self-confidence and aid in prevention.
“Fighting back begins with removing opportunity, learning to use your voice as a weapon, developing body language that says you will not be an easy target, and other items that make you strong and a bad target to a would-be assailant,” said David Wright, a nationally recognized law enforcement trainer and certified expert in Krav Maga self-defense.
Mr. Wright and a team of certified trainers will show women how to eliminate the assailant’s opportunity to get to you.
“Increased awareness and avoidance are key. Simple things such as being aware of your drink, who you’re with, or getting the headsets off are the basis for safety. At the seminar, you’ll build confidence on how to use your body as a defense if there was a blind spot you missed.” Mr. Wright said.
Wright’s Gym Krav Maga is hosting the event 12 - 3 p.m. The seminar is open to girls age 14 and older. Girls under 18 require the signature of their legal guardian and an adult present.
Silver sneakers eligible women are encouraged to attend. Space is limited. Register at Wright’s Gym and Krav Maga, 20 Foster Avenue, Crafton Ingram Shopping Center or by calling 412-921-1530.