"I've always wanted to know self-defense and I also did it for my girls," said Shashana, who brought her two daughters. "I really enjoyed the class. It was better than what I thought it would be. I would encourage every woman to do it. It's not just hitting people. He (Sifu Jaeger) teaches you to look at your surroundings."
For Brandi, it was her third Escape to Gain Safety workshop with Sifu Jaeger.
"As a single woman who lives alone, I'm aware that I have an increased chance of becoming a victim," she said. "Seeing other women learn how to protect themselves and the pure energy that they learn to project is just awesome. The world can be a crazy place. I'd rather have the tools to protect myself."
First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Odenton will host another free Escape to Gain Safety workshop on Saturday, October 12th, from 1230pm to 3pm. You can register by calling (410)-353-2387 or click here.