La Vergne police teach self-defense class for women

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

LA VERGNE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A group of women in La Vergne say they feel a little safer after the police department hosted a self-defense class on Saturday.

The class was called Women’s Awareness and Response (WAR).

Instructors taught women how to escape if someone grabs them, but they also gave tips on how to keep from becoming a victim.

For example, the ladies were taught how to have confident body posture and how to be aware of their surroundings.

One of the attendees, Tisha Clayes, told News 2 she feels better about defending herself now.

“I learned pieces of information. I hope that I’m never in a scenario where I have to use it, but I know if I do, I will be confident to take care of myself,” explained Clayes.

The La Vergne Police Department instructors have to re-certify every two years to make sure their tactics remain up to date.