“Stop! Stop! Leave me alone! Stop! Stop!”
The shouts aren’t those of a victim of crime. They are the shouts of a woman training to never be one. Michelle Lugo is a Tuff Girl — a group of women who train Tuesday and Thursday nights at Longview Martial Arts in grappling, striking and self defense techniques.
The program is designed for women of all ages. No interest in traditional martial arts like Taekwondo or Jiu Jitsu, which are also offered at Longview Martial Arts, is needed to participate. “It can be frightening to be alone, especially at night,” Lugo said. “Do you watch the news, people these days are willing to kill you for a couple of dollars.”
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