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BY ALEXANDER WILLIS

Women are often over-represented in cases of physical and sexual violence in the United States, with one in four women being the victims of sexual violence, physical violence or stalking, compared to just one in nine men, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

To better equip women with the means to defend themselves in such cases, 360 Krav Maga, a self-defense club in Spring Hill, will be holding a free women’s self-defense workshop on Friday from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Those interested can register for the event in advance online by clicking here.

The workshop will simulate real-life scenarios in what 360 Krav Maga describes as a “safe and friendly environment.” The self-defense club is run by Deanna and Brian Peters, with Brian leading the women’s self-defense workshop on Friday.

Brian, who is also a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, will be the instructor for the workshop. Brian has been training in Krav Maga since 1999, and is a certified instructor under Eyal Yanilov, the co-founder and chief instructor of the international Krav Maga Global organization.

Meaning “contact combat” in Hebrew, Krav Maga is a military fighting system originally developed for the Israel Defense Force, and is world-renowned for its real-world applications and efficiency.

The workshop Friday will be held from 6:30 – 8 p.m., and is free to attend, though online registration is encouraged, which can be done by clicking here. The 360 Krav Maga Spring Hill location is at 220 Town Center Parkway.

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