Women learn self defense tactics at workshop - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Women learn self defense tactics at workshop

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Lake Charles Police Department conducted a self defense workshop for lake area women Saturday afternoon at the Crossfit gym in Lake Charles.

The workshop consisted of both informative sessions and hands on training through various exercises.

Instructors taught the participants how to properly throw punches, perform knee kicks, and conduct elbow punches.

Corporal Larry Moss of the Lake Charles Police Department said that one of the first defense tactics to learn is the proper stance when approached by an assailant.

"What we try to teach is a modified boxer stance," said Moss. "Remember to utilize both hands if you need to defend yourself and your strong leg should be in the back position."

Stacey Corbello, a workshop participant, said she often exercises in the evenings until dusk. 

"A lot of people are not up and around when I'm out exercising," said Corbello.

But after taking the course, Corbello said she knows exactly what to do if an assailant were to catch her off guard.

"The elbow punch is something I'm going to use," said Corbello. "This is where you use your arm like a chicken wing with force."

Corbello also learned how to escape by the twist of her wrist.

"If someone grabs your arm, you twist through their weak point and get out," said Corbello. 

Instructors said they were glad to volunteer their time to teaching young women the basics of self defense.

"If somebody can take away just a sliver of information from this that helps them one day when they're attacked by an assailant, then we've done our job," said Moss.

LCPD plans to work with McNeese State University to plan future to get self defense workshops started on campus next school year.

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