During a bathroom break on her 10-mile run, 36 year-old Kelly Herron finished washing her hands, turned around, and saw a man standing in the bathroom. She was then assaulted by Gary Steiner — a 40-year-old registered level 3 sex offender.

Thankfully, just three weeks earlier, Kelly had taken a two-hour self defense tactics class offered through her employer. As discussed in the video below, she used these tactics to fend off her attacker and escape.

Because of life’s uncertainty, the importance of learning self-defense tactics should never be underestimated. There are plenty of self defense training centers right here in the Frederick, MD area, so we encourage you to check one out sometime!