SCOTT, La. (KLFY)- Monica Champagne is the co-owner of Champagne’s Martial Art Academy in Scott.
She’s been teaching self-defense classes for a decade. She started her class for women in 2012. Tina Leger began learning Jiu Jitsu in 2014 because she said wanted to be able to protect herself.
Kara Fry has spent the last four years practicing. Now, she said she feel in control in any situation.
Monica, Tina and Kara represent a growing number of women in Acadiana that are gaining more confidence through self defense.