I had a great learning experience during Tuesday’s self-defense class.

I had a great learning experience during Tuesday’s self-defense class. I was surprised by how difficult it is to defend myself the correct and efficient way. I really enjoyed being able to go outside of the classroom to participate in a activity where all the students interact with each other. I was thoroughly fascinated by the amount of knowledge I was able to gain and practice with my classmates. I had a great experience and would like to have another self-defense class in the future. I would like to learn more about self-defense in general because I think that it is important for all students to know. I am happy to have been able to learn more about self-defense as before I knew very little. I feel better equipped to handle a situation if I ever come across one. I hope that our school campus is able to offer free video training and lessons where a trained artist can explain in-depth self-defense. I was surprised by how difficult it was, when I was observing, I thought that it looked easy. Once it was time to try it on our own with our classmates, I was taken back by the difficulty on proper execution. I think that with time and more training, I will be able to better protect myself and others around me during a dangerous situation. I really am grateful to have learned more about self-defense because there are many tragic events that have been occurring. It is important for students and staff to be aware of our surroundings to stay safe.

Alex Loc, Student Cal State Los Angeles

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