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A Oregon-based self-defense course taught women to keep things simple if they’re ever faced with a dangerous situation.

Former Texas police officer Rob Stearns led the class on April 12 at the St. John Lutheran Church in Salem, Ore., where students learned basic techniques to escape from an attacker.

According to the Standard Journal:

Some self-defense courses focus on complicated techniques with a basis in martial-arts — patterns of twisting, moving and striking that are said to disable an attacker. But Stearns deliberately avoided this approach and kept things simple. In the adrenaline and fear of an actual attack, he said, one’s ability to concentrate on fine motor skills is dulled.

“I’m a member of this church,” Stearns told the Standard Journal. “And we believe in outreach to the community, so we wanted to offer something community members could come and learn from.”

The first course attracted nearly 30 students and is expected to continue in the future.

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