RENO, Nev (MyNews4.com) --January is National Self-Defense Awareness month. News 4 met up with a local self-defense studio to get some tips on how to protect yourself.
Shawn Kovacich is an instructor at Krav Maga on S. Virginia St. in Reno and he says there are three key elements to self-defense, awareness, mindset, and self-confidence.
News 4 went live with one of Kovacich's self-defense classes on Monday.
Nadji Backus has been going Krav Maga classes for about eight months.
She says confidence is one of the biggest qualities she's walked away with since doing the class.
Backus says she also no longer feels afraid when she's out by herself. She says that's a priceless feeling.
Classes are offered at Krav Maga three times a day for more information you can call Kovacich at (775)247-7985. Krav Maga is located at 9728 S Virginia Suite #E St Reno, NV 89511.