Florida woman who fought off attacker at gym works to offer free self-defense classes

ORLANDO, Fla. — A Florida woman who fought off an attacker in the gym of her apartment complex is now partnering with a fitness studio to offer free self-defense classes.


Nashali Alma’s story made national headlines.

Deputies said surveillance video shows her fighting off an attacker in January. He was arrested the next day

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Alma is now teaming up with a self-defense coach, to offer free classes to teach women how to fight back.

“I was very proud of it just to be able to share my story and like I said, to inspire others, speak up fight back and never give up,” Alma said.

That self-defense coach said if this ever happens to you, be loud and yell at the attacker to back off and stop.

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This will hopefully draw attention to the situation.

He also said when striking an attacker, aim for the face and the groin.

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And he said to create space between you and the attacker and if you can break free, run away.

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