A women’s self-defense class out of Great Falls is helping more and more women to defend not only themselves but their families as well.
Melissa Bento, the sole instructor/ owner of the Tang Soo Do studio in Great Falls has practiced the art of self-defense for several years; understanding what it's like to feel intimidated.
"It’s just really important for me for folks to understand that there are ways to bridge that gap," explained Melissa, "Letting people know that, hey, you can be as small Is i am and still have a chance to get away, right? To succeed,"
While Melissa says it's important for everyone to know how to protect themselves, the inspiration behind the women’s self defense class in particular, stems from her passion to empower women and let them know that they can fight back.
"There are ways to train. And it’s totally possible and i think knowing that, it’s important i think to empower and enable other people to you know, learn those things as well."
If you’re interested in taking a class, Melissa says you can contact her at: (406)- 231-4794 or by e-mail at greatfalsTSD@gmail.com.