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Williamson Co. Sheriff's Dept. holds women's self defense class

The Williamson County Sheriff's Dept held its second Women's self-defense class on Monday, July 9.  (Source: Williamson County Sheriff's Office) The Williamson County Sheriff's Dept held its second Women's self-defense class on Monday, July 9.  (Source: Williamson County Sheriff's Office)
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

The Williamson County Sheriff's Dept held its second Women's self-defense class on Monday, July 9.

Lt. Dennis Pinkerton, Williamson County Sheriff's Dept. said that the class teaches self defense techniques to stop abductions, and assaults, and how to minimize injuries during an attack.

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The lieutenant added that the program was started after Sheriff Bennie Vick got requests from residents to do a self defense class.  

Lieutenant Pinkerton was chosen as the instructor of the class due to his experience with being an instructor in PPCT (Pressure Point Control Tactics) and is also a 7th degree black belt in a Karate style called Goju-Ryu and also has grappling training for police officers.

He said that some of the surrounding counties have seen an uptick in crime and that its important for people to know how to defend themselves.

The lieutenant spoke about what an individual can do to defend themselves. 

"Three main things when someone is attacking you like that is eyes, throat and groin, are the sensitive parts and that would be the main attack points to make them let go of you and get away from you," he said. 

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Dept is hoping to make this a monthly class.

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