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Sharla’s Show & Tell: Self Defense with ‘Girls On Guard’

April is “Sexual Assault Awareness Month,” so this week, I decided to learn how to better protect myself against an attack.

“Girls on Guard,” is a worldwide program that teaches women how to stay safe by showing them numerous self defense techniques that they can use when faced with a real life attack situation.

Robert Thomas is the only certified instructor for “Girls on Guard,” in the entire Northeast Pennsylvania region, and brought several of his top students and assistants to teach me some self defense skills.

My private instruction took place at the Lackawanna College Student Union Center, in Scranton, and in one hour I learned different positions, stances, leverages, and specific movements, on how to defeat an attacker in many circumstances. I can honestly say, that after one brief lesson, I feel better prepared to take on tough situations!

The average age that Robert teaches are women from 16-35, specifically young adults, but his classes are for anyone who is interested in learning how to defend themselves.

For more information, on this type of self defense that is sweeping the world, go to Robert’s website:


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