SELF DEFENSE

Fargo Police Offers Free Boxing & Self Defense Classes

A new way to connect with kids in local high schools to become more trusting of police and law enforcement.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Fargo Police Department’s Community Engagement team is taking action in order to get kids more involved in the city. A community trust officer from the force is taking time out of his day to connect with kids in local high schools to become more trusting of police and law enforcement. Officer David Carlson said once…

Former Colorado Officer Teaches Self-Defense Techniques at Fargo YMCA

He wants both men and women to know they can fight back from an attack

FARGO, N.D. — A retired Colorado officer is looking to teach people in the F–M area how to act fast when they’re in danger. Michael Jamison is teaching a self–defense class at the YMCA in downtown Fargo. He is teaching people moves they need to make to protect themselves from attackers. Jamison says his goal is to empower people and realize…

MPX Fitness Teaches Self-Defense Program for Young Girls

"Fight Like a Girl" educates girls on how to face confrontation and how to be aware of your surroundings

FARGO, N.D.– Knowing how to protect yourself in an unexpected situation is crucial, especially for young girls. MPX Fitness is holding a four week self–defense program called “Fight Like a Girl,” for young girls. The program focuses on educating girls on how to face confrontation, deescalate scary and unexpected situations, and be aware of your surroundings. MPX Fitness owner, Mariah…

Kids at Shou Shu Martial Arts Learn to Fight Against Kidnappers

Kids were able to have fun while learning important techniques

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Kids at Shou Shu Martial Arts got the chance to learn how to defend themselves in case they come face to face with an attacker. The head instructor, Alexis Potter, says it’s important to be prepared in case something bad happens. “Every day you hear about bad things, and it’s super unfortunate that it happens. That’s why we’re…

Kids Learn Self-Defense Techniques at Shou Shu Martial Arts

Instructors say physical fighting should be a last resort

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Kids at Shou Shu Martial Arts got the chance to show off their kicks and punches at a self–defense seminar. “We need to kids to understand that it’s not okay for people to touch them or grab them. We want to let the community know that we’re here to teach the kids, teens, and adults self–defense,” said Alexis…

Minnesota Man Charged in Fatal Shooting Over Minor Traffic Crash

Weiss says he was acting in self-defense after Rahim confronted him following the crash

  ROCHESTER, Minn. — A man accused of fatally shooting a driver in a confrontation over a traffic crash in Rochester is charged with second-degree murder. A criminal complaint filed against 25-year-old Alexander Weiss accuses him of shooting 17-year-old Muhammed Rahim at point blank range Sunday. Weiss says he was acting in self-defense after Rahim confronted him following the crash….

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KVRR's Jackie Kelly Learns More About A Self-Defense Class Offered By MPX Fitness

KVRR’s Jackie Kelly learns more about a self-defense class offered at MPX Fitness. Click here for more details. Categories: Morning – Features, Morning – In The Community Tags: mma, mpx fitness, SELF DEFENSE

Grand Forks Man Says Shooting was Self-Defense After Road Rage Incident

Bergland says the other driver had a knife

GRAND FORKS, ND — A Grand Forks man accused of shooting another man at a convenience store has been charged with attempted murder and reckless endangerment. Authorities say the shooting stemmed from a case of road rage. Jody Bergland Jr., 24, maintains he pulled the trigger to defend himself from an angry driver with a knife. Police allege Bergland shot…

Fatal Shooting at Minneapolis Storage Facility Deemed Self-Defense

The Hennepin County attorney's office says the killing of 58-year-old Thomas Luetzow was in self-defense

  MINNETONKA, Minn. — A man involved in a fatal shooting at a storage facility in a Minneapolis suburb last month won’t face charges. The Hennepin County attorney’s office says the killing of 58-year-old Thomas Luetzow was in self-defense. He was killed June 23 at Public Mini Storage in Minnetonka. Luetzow died of a gunshot wound to the head and…

Self-Defense with MPX’s Mariah Prussia: Protecting Yourself When Walking Alone

Sometimes it's hard to think of what to do when you're put in a situation that makes you feel uneasy

FARGO, ND — Fargo Police issued an advisory Tuesday to use extra caution when walking alone after two separate incidents of a young black male following a teen and a woman. KVRR’s Morgan Parrish joins us with more on what to do when approached by a stranger. Sometimes it’s hard to think of what to do when you’re put in…