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Mason police give self-defense lessons after jogger attack

Posted at 6:11 PM, Jan 23, 2018

MASON, Ohio -- A reported attack on a female jogger Monday morning prompted other women to contact the Mason Police Department in search of self-defense tips, Sgt. Jeremy Saylor said Tuesday afternoon. 

He was happy to answer the call.

"We want to make sure everybody has the ability (to fight off an attacker) or at least can practice that in some form or fashion," Saylor said.

He teaches free hands-on self-defense classes for women, showing them basic moves and playing the role of the attacker so they have a chance to make sure their technique is correct.

"It's one thing to say in your mind, ‘This is what I'm going to do,'" he said. "It's another thing to actually feel it, work through it and go from there."

Watch the video above to learn Saylor's most important self-defense tips. Anyone wishing to participate in one of his classes or call him to a group event can should contact the Mason Police Department.