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Safety through self-defense taught in Manchester
She was a flurry of punches, kicks, elbows and knees. In her mind, the Manchester woman said, she was being attacked.
Tuesday's session was so popular — about 100 women participated — that the Police Department had to turn away people trying to register with the promise that another class would be held early next year, said police Lt. Maureen Tessier, the department's spokeswoman.
The two-part class featured safety tips in one section and self-defense taught by The Training Session in the other.
He also suggested keeping keys and money outside a purse to limit how much a purse snatcher could get.
"I love to help women do this and start feeling better about themselves," said Christina Dow, co-owner of the Training Session, a Manchester self-defense and martial arts school. "We're here to learn about five or six moves — enough to get you away and get out of there."
"It's extremely helpful," she said. "It's wonderful that they put this class together."
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