STUDENTS at Prendiville Catholic College sidestepped their desks recently to learn self-defence techniques.
Gladiator Wrestling self-defence instructor Lance Kinnaird said Scott Kinner and Helen Grujic asked the Osborne Park-based business to run a self-defence class for their special needs students on May 20.
“The purpose of the day is to get the kids involved in more physical activities and martial arts is a fun alternative to traditional sports,” he said.
“The self-defence program teaches them how to detect a potential threat, defuse it before it occurs and if necessary defend themselves.
“The most significant benefit a student gets from attending a self- defence program is an increased self-confidence knowing that they have the skills to stay safe.”