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Forestview High School, Gastonia, NC
Anna Mikeska attacks the stereotype that women can’t be fighters in her coed self-defense classes. By practicing Krav Maga, a form of hand-to-hand combat developed by the Israeli army, Anna feels empowered and knows she can fight just as well as the boys.
Produced by Seth Denton, Cameron Kurtiak, Jacob Lineberry, Jordan Pippins, Erin Sanders, and Conrad Tolbert, students at Forestview High School in Gastonia, North Carolina.
Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educators Sally Griffin and Melissa Heilig.
Mentor support provided by John Bullington and Yolian Ortiz South Carolina ETV.