Omaha (KPTM)- Aikido instructor Claudia Brown is urging women to take action when it comes to staying safe. Brown says the murder of Andrea Kruger and recent kidnapping of a Lincoln woman have led to renewed interest in her self defense classes.
Walking and talking could make you a target. "The number one rule to self-defense is to be aware of your surroundings, but you can't be when you're on your cell-phone," said Brown.
But what if you're too late and you end up in the clutches of a criminal? Brown says go for sensitive spots to stun and then run. Brown suggests basic moves that an assailant may not be expecting such as pulling on the pinky finger of your attacker and "jelly slapping" the attacker's face and/or ear.
Brown also recommends targeting the groin area on male and female attackers. She added "that bing, bing, bing that's going off, listen to it. Women's intuition, your gut instinct, that's the most powerful tool a woman has."
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