Third Women's Self-Defense Class - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

Third Women's Self-Defense Class

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS -

It's no secret a man, lurking in the shadows of the Magic City, is preying upon young females in Billings.

More than 100 women show up for yet another women's self defense class at the Al Bedoo Shrine Auditorium. The Billings' Martial Arts Association's push to empower the women of the Magic City was in full force Thursday evening. The class began around six, where instructors taught basic but highly effective self-defense techniques. But the women in the community, including participant Kristen Allen, are fighting back at the Shrine.

"I go running a lot and stuff and id like to be able to go by myself and feel comfortable doing that," says Allen.

Instructors, including representative Calley Thompson, from the Billings Martial Arts Association are teaching simple awareness skills.

"If you have the same routine everyday you do the same thing at the same time, thinking about changing those things up," says Thompson.

Boundary setting skills are part of the training too.

"The mistake is to freeze up and do nothing, we want these people to leave here today with basic skills so that they do something," says Thompson.

Instructors emphasize the importance of target training -- aiming for the eyes, the groin, and using a hard kick. Perhaps now, there will be no more victims, and the perpetrator will stay away from these newly confident ladies.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Rockin' the Rims Benefits Underprivileged Kids

    Rockin' the Rims Benefits Underprivileged Kids

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:01:10 GMT
    The first ever Rockin' the Rims takes place at Coulson Park on August 16th.
    The first ever Rockin' the Rims takes place at Coulson Park on August 16th.
  • Fire on 64th Street West

    Fire on 64th Street West

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:00 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:00:15 GMT
    A fire between Billings and Laurel sparked around lunch time Thursday and quickly spread through a farmer's field, threatening a nearby home. Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, Billings Fire Department, and DNRC crews were able to contain the fire to about 20 acres. Corey McIlvain, Deputy Fire Chief for the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, says crews were able to focus on defending several structures on the southeast end of the field thanks to a fire breaks in the area."With this road, and th...
    A fire between Billings and Laurel sparked around lunch time Thursday and quickly spread through a farmer's field, threatening a nearby home. Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, Billings Fire Department, and DNRC crews were able to contain the fire to about 20 acres. Corey McIlvain, Deputy Fire Chief for the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, says crews were able to focus on defending several structures on the southeast end of the field thanks to a fire breaks in the area."With this road, and th...
  • Lewis Releases Five Point Ag Plan

    Lewis Releases Five Point Ag Plan

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-08-01 00:05:40 GMT
    Agriculture is facing budget cuts across the country. Democratic U.S. House Candidate John Lewis released a five point plan to in support of helping the ag industry here in Montana.The five points include, making farming and ranching appealing to a younger generation, fighting for Montana resources, improving rail traffic for Montana, promoting Montana products, and investing in agricultural research and development.
    Agriculture is facing budget cuts across the country. Democratic U.S. House Candidate John Lewis released a five point plan to in support of helping the ag industry here in Montana.The five points include, making farming and ranching appealing to a younger generation, fighting for Montana resources, improving rail traffic for Montana, promoting Montana products, and investing in agricultural research and development.