Over 30 women got together over the weekend to learn how to keep themselves safe.

The Fort Saskatchewan Multicultural Association hosted a women’s self-defence fundraiser on Saturday (September 23).
 
“It was a basic woman’s self-defence course. Inner Dragon Kung Fu came in today to show us some moves so that in case a woman was ever attacked, they’d know how to get out of that situation,” said Tammy Plamondon, chair member of the Multicultural Association’s Women’s group. “It’s also about raising confidence of women so that you can walk around without being afraid.”
 
The instructors taught everyone a number of different moves to fend off attackers.

“Something just as easy as flicking your wrist out when somebody has grabbed your arms makes them weak and your hand can just slip through,” added Plamondon.
 
All proceeds from the event go towards supporting the group's activities for the rest of the year.
 

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