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Mary Thornton (left) and Pauline Deuran, both of Mokena, practice the single sinawali, a defensive technique taught by One Light Self-Defense during a self-defense class for women sponsored by State Rep. Margo McDermed Thursday, July 18, in New Lenox. Photos by Rochelle McAuliffe/22nd Century Media
Tarne Mixon of One Light Self-Defense teaches a group how to throw elbow jabs.
Rochelle McAuliffe, Freelance Reporter
4:00 am CDT July 24, 2019
When one usually hears about girl power, they do not think about it coming from the power of punches, but State Rep. Margo McDermed wants women to be empowered to defend themselves.