SBCC women’s self-defense class protects against sexual attack and harassment

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SAMI SOTO and LORENZO MORAN

A women’s self-defense class at city college teaches basic street fighting and ground attack techniques to empower students against sexual harassment and assault.

Safety ideas such as checking underneath cars, leaving lights on when not at home, and walking in two’s at night, are taught in the course to prevent an attack before it ever happens.

The class has been taught by Kathleen O’Connor, the Physical Education Department Chair, for over 30 years.

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