OCSD Mission Viejo Police Services hosts first-ever self-defense workshop for women

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Working in pairs, the class of 50 women intensely hit, kicked and yelled at each other. “You’re going to go as hard and fast as you can on this pad,” said Elana Maibor, an instructor from Krav Maga of Orange County, referring to the martial arts strike pads the teams of women punched. But the Aug. 1 Women’s Self-Defense Workshop at the Mission Viejo Civic Center, organized by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Mission Viejo Police Services, wasn’t about women fighting each other. Rather, it was about giving them the tools to protect themselves. “What I wanted to do was…


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