EUGENE, Ore. — A local non profit is teaching women and other high-risk groups how to defend themselves.
The Warrior Sisters Society formed about a year ago.
It’s a non-profit dedicated to teaching free self defense classes to women, children and the elderly.
Co-founders Samantha Krop and Rachel Ivey are self-taught experts, showing kids a step-by-step process to defending themselves in a dangerous situation.
“We start with body language, awareness, being aware of your surroundings aware of possible sources of danger so you can react to them,” said Ivey. “Being able to express a boundary and forcefully protect it don’t apologize for it.”
And then there’s the jab and other physical ways to assert your dominance if needed.
“My mom doesn’t have to worry about me walking alone,” said Bakul Willard, participant.
“Definitely the confidence boost it’s really nice knowing how to walk down the street and know what other people start to perceive you as,” said Cas Nelson, participant.
The classes enable kids with tools that give the kids courage and confidence.
“That’s like one of the first things they teach you. Just standing tall like having good posture is not something that a criminal would look for,” said Caleb Peterson, participant.
They’ll be holding a fundraiser Thursday, September 18th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Wesley Center at 1236 Kincaid St.