Local class helps empower women to protect themselves

"Thumb here, lean forward, shoulder check, from here kick my foot up (BOOM) in the air."

"Learn how to be comfortable in a situation where you’re uncomfortable so you don’t panic." says Solveigh Skarhus, Co-Owner/Instructor DeVall MMA

"It’s not a power thing, it’s not a strength matter. It’s a matter of technique." says John DeVall, Co-Owner/Instructor DeVall MMA

"And these little techniques is just body manipulation to even the odds and take away some of those powers." says Solveigh Skarhus, Co-Owner/Instructor DeVall MMA

"So for me I like to drive forward one elbow and then second elbow. Cuz then it’s like ‘Bink Bink’ and I’m getting like that cross section." says John DeVall, Co-Owner/Instructor DeVall MMA

"If he starts to pick me up that’s when I lean back a little more."

"And we have some ‘not-so-friendly’ residents so I brought my staff out for a self-defense class here. They just showed us a lot of things for the setting that we work in." says Hali Conolly, Self-Defense Student

"Fast is not always good." says DeVall

"Get your technique down."

"Yep it’s all about technique," says DeVall

"And these classes really help you to find something that you can do to protect yourself." says Conolly

"The biggest takeaway from this is the confidence that you have the ability to do something. Everyone has said this isn’t going to happen to me, until it does. That’s always how it goes." says Skarhus

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