DEWITT, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — On Saturday, members of the community had the opportunity to sharpen up their self defense skills for free!
A self defense seminar was open to everyone at Anaconda Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in DeWitt, but specifically geared towards those of Asian decent. This comes after a rise in anti-Asian attacks seen across the country.
The instructor, Gee Vien, explained that this is a way to give back and a chance to share his skills with others.
We focus on situational awareness, avoidance, de-escalation, and when all of that fails, we will do some self defense techniques. I worry for my mother and my grandmother. I think everyone can learn to be a better protector. We need more protectors in this world, it will make the world a better place.Gee Vien, Course Instructor
Vien and his fiancé recently held a free self defense course for women as well.
He says they are looking to do another course for real estate agents next month but no date has been set yet.