“You go out to a lot of places at a lot of different times, and you don’t know where you’re going to, and you don’t know what to expect,” Gaither said. They cover everything from being aware of your surroundings to escaping an abduction and attempted assault. McKenna Schultz said she is walking away today with a better idea of how to attack, distract and escape.
“I don’t want them to be afraid to exit their door. There are simple and easy things that we can do,” Gaither said. When someone doesn’t listen to you, Gaither said it’s OK to defend yourself.
Gaither, and her husband Frank, own ATA Tulsa Martial Arts and hold a free Ladies Self-Defense Class twice a year. “Everybody has the right to live a happy and healthy life,” ATA Tulsa Martial Arts co-owner Kim Gaither said. “And nobody else has the right to take that away from them.”
“No, you did not ask for this, no you did not bring this on,” Kim Gaither said. “Know you did nothing wrong. You need to report it and you need to stand up for yourself for other women, too, so we can get scumbags put where they belong.” Kim said she doesn’t want her students to become another statistic.
The Gaithers head out into the community and cater their self-defense classes to businesses, teaching first responders and real estate agents how to stay safe. “While it’s sad to think that you do need to be aware putting things into practice, it’s also really important,” Schultz said.
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