Martial Art World on West Portway, in Andover, conducted a complimentary, ladies only, personal safety workshop for 55 local women.
During the evening the team and the attendees looked at the shocking statistics from the Home Office, which state that an average of 78,000 women are raped in England and Wales every year. Raising awareness and making a difference in Andover, by providing practical skills for preventing attack and rape, were the priority for the evening’s instruction.
The evening provided a two hour session, with five instructors covering the law and basic skill theory, and then moved on to simple practical physical intervention strategies, using each other as training partners.
The evening was a huge success. Martial Art World will be conducting a full day of training later this month, for those who wish to broaden their skills and knowledge.
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Thank you to Paul Scicluna for the pictures