Vail Valley self-defense classes tailored to women |

Vail Valley self-defense classes tailored to women

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado –Have you ever thought, “One day, I’m going to take a self-defense class?” Well, your time has come.

In observation of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to benefit the Bright Future Foundation, self-defense expert and creator of “Fight Like A Girl,” Kym Rock, is hosting free women’s self-defense seminars at James Lee’s Karate Schools. The first two seminars were a huge success and the next one in Eagle County is 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at James Lee Karate in Eagle.

As a seven-time world karate champion, Rock discovered that most moves and techniques are tailored to the height and upper body strength of men. As a former victim herself, Rock developed unique ways for women and girls to get away from a menace or out of dangerous situations using strengths that specifically favor women.

Rock says her program involves thinking differently and being situationally smarter.

“Everyone should take the extra steps to learn how to protect themselves and their children, especially at this time of year, as attacks and domestic violence escalate through the holidays,” she says. “Statistics prove that over 450,000 women will be attacked in the US between Thanksgiving and New Years. Fight Like A Girl has a mission to make a difference in those statistics and the insanely high rates of children who are abused and abducted in this country.”

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The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

If you miss the seminars and want to get a jump on your New Year’s workout resolution, there are new ongoing women’s classes taught by Rock at James Lee’s Karate Schools in Eagle and Glenwood Springs in the mornings and evenings. Call 970-328-4360 to try a free class or for more details.

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