Self defense classes are helping Florida seniors protect themselves

SARASOTA, Fla. - It could be the equivalent of a fight scene with the hero just a few decades older than most.

"Use your pokes for distance. The cane makes distance," said Derrick Clark.

At Clarks Self Defense in Sarasota, Derrick Clark works with senior citizens.

"You want to create space between me and you. My biggest fear is getting caught or hurt," he explained to a student.

He helps them learn techniques to keep them safe.

"Get that waist. Hip over. Nice throw," he remarked.

It doesn't matter if you're on a cane or a walker. Clarks' defense techniques are for every able person.

"It's not often you get in a situation, but even if you do if you're healthy and strong," said Amos Fox.

Amos Fox started taking classes after his daughter and grandkids joined the studio.



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