Safety and self-defense techniques to protect yourself from harmful situations

Local

(KLFY)- Large parking lots like the ones at shopping malls are considered most vulnerable to theft and crime during the holiday shopping season.

Julianna Porche of JNP Fight or Flight says, “A perpetrator is looking for vulnerability. He’s looking for you to be distracted. You want to roll your shoulders back and walk with confidence. Don’t be afraid to drop your stuff and fight like a girl if you have to.”

Julianna Porche is a self-defense instructor.

She teaches women the do’s and don’ts to remember when out shopping alone this holiday season.

Her goal is to help women defend themselves and stop serious situations from escalating.

“Get at about a 45 degree angle, just so you are open enough to see what is going on here. Put your back against the door. The door can be your protection. You can also use the door to slam it, hit somebody with it. Putting things in the trunk, if we feel someone behind us simply lift your leg and back kick. You can also take this hand, make a fist”, Porche explains.

Sensei Stacey Knight Mejjia of Acadiana Karate instructs women to always be vocal and act quickly to any situation.

“I was striking specific targets and that’s so important and strike quickly and not stop until the attacker is disabled,” Sensei Stacey adds.

Julianna Porche’s self-defense program, visit link.

Acadiana Karate self-defense classes, visit link.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Overcast

Abbeville

44°F Overcast Feels like 44°
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
93%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Partly cloudy skies. Low 57F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
60°F Partly cloudy skies. Low 57F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
5 mph S
Precip
10%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Overcast

Crowley

43°F Overcast Feels like 43°
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
98%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Partly cloudy early with increasing clouds overnight. Low 57F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
60°F Partly cloudy early with increasing clouds overnight. Low 57F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
6 mph S
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Broken Clouds

Opelousas

43°F Broken Clouds Feels like 40°
Wind
5 mph NNE
Humidity
99%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Partly to mostly cloudy. Low around 55F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
60°F Partly to mostly cloudy. Low around 55F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
8 mph S
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Clear

Breaux Bridge

46°F Clear Feels like 46°
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
93%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Partly cloudy. Low 56F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
60°F Partly cloudy. Low 56F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
6 mph S
Precip
20%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Clear

New Iberia

46°F Clear Feels like 46°
Wind
0 mph
Humidity
100%
Sunrise
Sunset

Tonight

Some clouds. Low 57F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
55°F Some clouds. Low 57F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wind
7 mph SSE
Precip
0%
Sunset
Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous

Local News

More Local

Sidebar

Trending Stories