When I arrived at Bellevue College last Saturday, I felt something amiss. The staff, usually calm and friendly, seemed just a tad frazzled as we exchanged greetings. I went to set up my room for the five-week self-defense course I’d be teaching that afternoon, then returned to the front for my roster. As passed the front desk manager, he said, “We really could’ve used you this morning! We had one woman stab another in class. It was an anger management class.”
That’s generally not what I’d expect in a continuing education facility known more for high tech than high crime. Goes to show you never can tell for sure what can happen even in safe spaces. And why the first rule of self defense is to be aware and open to possibilities.
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