Freeway Overpass
By Maria
San Francisco, CA

Five years after taking this self-defense course I was walking across a freeway overpass at dusk when my intuition warned me of serious danger. I spun around in the ready stance I had learned and was shocked to see a talk man dressed in black with a ski cap and bat raised over his head stalking 10 feet behind me. I starred him down while yelling, “Get off this bridge now!”

He foolishly said, “I wasn’t going to hurt you.”

I yelled, “You look like you are and I want you off this bridge now.”

To my surprise, he lowered his bat and walked away. I know I am alive today because of that self-defense class.

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