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A self-defense class designed for runners will take place on November 6 at 7 p.m. as part of National Running Safety Month.

According to the Montgomery Advertiser, this event is sponsored by Fleet Feet Sports Montgomery and will feature instruction by Debbie Baxter Robison of Thorn of the Rose Self Defense. Robison is a certified black belt instructor in Bujinkan Ninjutsu.

“When you’re out running, you’re away from home,” she said. “You’re out in public … you want to change up your route, the time that you run. You don’t want to run with your jewelry on. Don’t listen to your music; keep your focus. A lot of people do use their runs for an escape.

“You need to know some techniques.”

The class is open to everyone. For more information on Thorn of the Rose Self Defense, visit online at

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