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Many have been concerned due to the recent rash of sexual assaults across the Chattahoochee Valley in Georgia, pushing a few to seek ways to defend themselves.

Tyrone McCoy spoke with a self-defense instructor about important safety tips to know. Should you find yourself in a dangerous situation, instructors at Gracie Barra – a jujitsu facility in Columbus – say knowing what to do could make a difference

The facility offers self-defense classes for both men and women, that focus on making their techniques second nature. For those who can’t make a class, instructors offer three safety tips they say are easy to do and remember.

“Number one, be aware of your surroundings,” said Brittan Bell. “It sounds cliché’, lots of people say it, but it’s really something that works. Number two, if you’re attacked, you want to be able to create space with your hands, with your legs. You fall to the ground, you’ve got your legs to be able to kick, anything like that. And three, if you can’t create any space, if they’re just attacking you continuously, then what you need to do is be able to find an establishment that teaches some sort of self defense that you can go to regularly.”

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