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Senior citizens learn self-defense techniques

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

With limited mobility, how can a senior citizen defend themselves against a violent attack?

Some Quincy seniors got a first hand lesson today. Western Illinois Martial Arts teacher Vanessa Crow stopped by the Quincy Senior Center Tuesday to show seniors different techniques.

Crow taught seniors how to use pressure points and objects around them, like canes or walkers, to defend themselves.

It's something Crow says could save their life.

"I teach how to attack, we learn a little bit of anatomy, so if you know where to attack quickly, you're not so frustrated or fearful that your defense isn't effective," Crow said.

Crow says the techniques demonstrated will work in the event of an attack no matter your size or your strength level.

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