Free self-defense classes for kids

FRESNO, Calif.

Missing Link Mixed Martial Arts started offering the free classes once a month back in October after hearing of a little girl being abducted.

The owner says he wants to help children protect themselves from similar situations.

Art Hugues of Missing Link Mixed Martial Arts said, "Give them some awareness as well as basic self-defense techniques to be able to get away from an attacker and escape."

None of the kids have any prior martial arts experience but they've been able to pick up the techniques quickly.

The classes are free to children on the first Sunday of every month and new students are always welcome.

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