Monika Ethier, left, of Fort Myers, practices her ‘hand strike’ on Corp. Tracie Gaydash during Saturday’s self-defense class offered by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. The classes are offered once every three months. They offer tips to make women feel safer and present less of a target to potential attackers, as well as techniques to defend themselves during an attack.

Photo by Jessica Waters, The Banner

Monika Ethier, left, of Fort Myers, practices her ‘hand strike’ on Corp. Tracie Gaydash during Saturday’s self-defense class offered by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. The classes are offered once every three months. They offer tips to make women feel safer and present less of a target to potential attackers, as well as techniques to defend themselves during an attack.

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