“Hit me with your best shot”

Del Rio Learns Self Defense

BCFS Health and Human Services-Del Rio sponsored a Women’s Self Defense Workshop last month in collaboration with Cotrina Ventanilla de Salud.

Attendees learned a variety of self-defense techniques as well as the importance of only using them as a last resort, when avoidance or flight is not an option. The event was open to the public for all women ages 10 and up and was taught by Hector Cruz Jr., a martial arts instructor at Amistad Eagles Gym in Del Rio.

Claudia Lopez, a family violence specialist with BCFS-Del Rio, said the annual event was a success with 40 women in attendance. The workshop has grown in popularity each year, she said, and there is a possibility that they may start having them more often. It was originally intended as a workshop for teenagers, but they soon found that it attracted interest from women of all ages.

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