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Class teaches defense tactics

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Gallagher, a supervisor at Green Oaks Detention Center, said participants will be taught safety tactics that will allow them to get away and escape their attacker.

“Free in five (seconds) is the get it done quick mentality,” he said. “Nobody’s going to be able to fight with somebody, but they will get away.”

Many of the exercises will teach techniques such as submission holds, a palm strike and other benign moves. One in particular is clapping someone’s ears, a technique anyone can do that doesn’t require a lot of pressure.

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