Over at the Phoenix Karate Academy they're not just taking down the bad guys, but getting fit all at the same time. The 6 week women's self defense classes focus on basic self defense techniques against attacks that are commonly used on women.
Sosai Donna Harris explains why a class like this is so important.
"When you are attacked you have a choice. You can be a victim or you can fight. We are teaching the women how to fight back and protect ourselves."
All ages benefit from a class like this. Even preteen kids are learning the importance of self defense. It's not to scare these kids. It's helping them become more aware of their surroundings, and to learn that just because they are small doesn't mean that they aren't strong.
The Phoenix Karate Academy is owned by NEWS CENTER photograper Harry Harris. We have provided a link for more information on their women's defense classes.