October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Self defense classes benefitting local shelter 10/4,21/10

Fight Like a Girl: Women’s self defenses classes being held in October in light of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Monday, October 4th and Thursday, October 21st from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Center for Medical Weight Loss at University Drive
2209 N. University Drive
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
954-966-5700

All proceeds go to benefit Women in Distress of Broward County.
Fight Like a Girl: Center for Medical Weight Loss at University Drive Hosts Women’s Self Defense Classes on October 4th and 21st
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Proceeds Benefit Women in Distress of Broward County

Statistics show that 31 million crimes are reported annually in the United States: that’s about one crime per second. In an effort to empower women and teach them to fight back against crime, The Center for Medical Weight Loss at University Drive is hosting two women’s self defense classes in October. The $10 classes are open to the public and take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 4th and Thursday, October 21st in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. All proceeds go to benefit Women in Distress of Broward County.

The Center’s martial arts instructor, Michelle Straka, is a second degree black belt who trained for 15 years under the Grand Master Sung Wuk Chung, a world champion and ninth degree black belt. Straka will teach personal safety focused on awareness, prevention and self-realization of one’s physical power. Women will be taught key moves such as the palm heel strike, elbow jab and how to use what’s in hand as a weapon including an umbrella, car keys, hand bag, cell phone or pen. As well as learning defense techniques, participants will also receive a great motivational workout empowering the mind and the body.

“Most people who are victimized never imagined that crime would happen to them,” explains Gabriela Rosenthal, a weight loss specialist with the Center. “Only about 10 percent of self-defense is actually physical. The best defense is just being aware of your surroundings and taking preventive measures which we will teach in our complimentary workshop.”

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