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Graduating seniors learn self-defense tactics


Kyle Clayton

Marcus Hom shows PHS graduating seniors the "buck and roll"-a self defense move best used if an aggressor had knocked a victim off their feet and mounted them.

A defensive tactics instructor taught a group of Petersburg High School students various self-defense tactics Tuesday morning.

Marcus Hom taught ten PHS graduating seniors about situational awareness, pre-assault indicators and using verbal commands to de-escalate a situation.

"As far as the class goes, we talked quite a bit about the different levels of escalation and situational awareness being the first things to understand and about not going stupid places, and doing stupid things with stupid people," Hom said.

Hom has extensive martial arts training and learned to become an defensive...

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