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She said the class has also
ighther how to act swiftly if a
iigerous situation were ever
The techniques have to be
acticed because when you are
lacked you have to do these
ings automatically,” Shaheed
id “Some things in the class
sple would never realize.
1 learned that if you see
ineone behind you look at
umstraight in the eye so they
low that you see them and
Ityoii are aware of what is go-
|Shaheed said students should
fttbe deceived by appearances,
saults can happen anywhere.
‘It is very important for girls
realize what is happening,”
tsaid.“People think that be-
jseA&M is so friendly, noth
ing can happen.”
Shaheed said the class is not
limited to girls because anything
can happen to anyone anywhere.
“It is worthwhile for guys to
take the class," Shaheed said.
"They are not just learning how
to defend themselves, but they
are learning the techniques.”
Tom Cross, lecturer for the ki-
neseology department and phys
ical education activity program
mer, said he began teaching
some of the self-defense classes
because he was interested in de
fending himself.
Cross said the interest amongst
Aggies has also increased.
"When the classes first started
there were four to five classes be
ing taught, now it has grown to 13-
14 classes, with an average of 36
students in each class,” Cross said.
Cross said the classes were
first started by instructors who
had martial arts training.
The classes then incorporated
self-defense techniques so it
would be applicable to the real
Cross said many students
have been able to incorporate
what they have learned in class.
“This semester I had one stu
dent who had a falling out with
her boyfriend,” he said. “She was
able to defend herself.”
“There was a student who was
accosted in the women’s bath
room in the library.
She used the techniques she
learned in class to take him apart.
She went out and called the cops,
and when he got up, she jumped
back on him. They had to pull her
off of him.”
Cross said it is important for
all students to learn how to de
fend themselves.
“Government statistics state
that violence is going down, but
from what I have seen around
town, it does not seem to be get
ting better,” he said.
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here are ways to safeguard against this. Instead
fcepting mixed drinks from strangers, students
r id, for example, ask for a bottled beer they can
open themselves. The best defense for students is
to avoid taking risks and trust their instincts.
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