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Fighting Back, Preventing Rape

Wednesday, a courageous woman who is a rape survivor was here and told her story in hopes of helping others.

Thursday, a demonstration was part of FSU's Rape Aggression Defense Class. The goal was to teach women awareness as well as physical techniques to fight off an attacker.

Instructor Terri Brown showed three moves.

“The first move is a block because usually the first line of defense is a defensive position because you're being attacked,” he says.

Terri says use your non-dominant arm as your blocker.

The second move is called a strike. Lastly, the painful knee strike.

“Usually it's delivered to the groin area and it’s proven to be very effective in simulations with male attackers.”


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