Last week, Kyle Pretorius, a martial arts lover, offered to teach women about self-defence free of charge, and 70 women joined him for the first lesson.
Cape Town, South Africa – In the wake of all the anger and fear surrounding yet another unnecessary death of a young woman in South Africa, Kyle Pretorius offered his skills to women living in the Blouberg / Parklands. He has 20 years of martial arts experience.
Kyle made the suggestion and women from Parklands in Cape Town all wanted him to go ahead with his idea. He took to Facebook to announce that he would gladly offer free classes (weather dependant) at the local park.
“With the overwhelming response from yesterdays self-defence post, I will hold the first lesson this Saturday. I am working within the resources I have, so the weather looks good and we will using the local park for now. It’s not 100% ideal, but we will make it work. We will discuss on Saturday when is best for everyone to have lesson 2.”
He then listed the event details so should anyone from the Blouberg/Table View/ Parklands or Sunningdale area wish to attend, they can do so. This was the first of four free classes, each one adding on from the skills taught the week before.
The first free lesson went very well, and a total of 70 women joined Kyle at the park to learn a few new self-defence skills. You can find out more about the next lesson below:
“Day: Saturday 14th Sept
Venue: Rallim Preparatory School – Corner of Berkshire Boulevard and, Deerhurst Drive, Sunningdale
Note: There will be some physical contact. Wear comfy shoes and pants. Bring water for yourself. Lesson will be between 60mins-90mins.
Please share this with anyone who you know was at lesson 1.
A special thanks to Rallim Preparatory for their generous offer to host our lessons. Thank you so much!”