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Local Kung-Fu instructor gives self-defense advice for women

Published: Jan. 18, 2012 at 11:06 PM CST
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TYLER, TX (KLTV) - As a result of the recent attempted kidnapping and robbery in a local grocery store's parking lot, a crime that happened in broad daylight, East Texans are surely wondering how they might have responded if it had happened to themselves instead.

Today, KLTV reporter Annette Falconer spoke with Brandon Jones, the president of Tyler Kung Fu and Fitness, who says the woman did exactly what she should have done.

"Whenever someone approaches you saying he has a gun and demands you to go with them, fight back," Jones says.

"A lot of the time, the bad guy will come in with a lot of obscenities, a lot of demanding type verbiage to intimidate the woman, by her not falling for that and just turning her fear into anger; that's what I tell people all the time."

Jones says it's not just women who need to know how to defend themselves; everyone should know some basic ways to stay safe.