The art of self-defense

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More than 20 Hampton Bays High School students and their mothers gained confidence and much more during the high school’s inaugural Women’s Self-Defense and Awareness Training workshop, held April 13-14. 

As part of the two-day workshop, the teens and their mothers took part in hands-on training activities led by self-defense experts Martin McDonald and Mike Wacker. Attendees were taught to be aware of their surroundings, control their hands and legs, and always follow their instincts.  

“This five-hour training was a great learning experience for all who attended,” said Drew Walker, director of health, physical education and athletics. “The participants were extremely happy with the training and gained skills and confidence that could help them in the future.”