WJA and Self Defense

The divas of the Women’s Jewelers Association (WJA) Pennsylvania Chapter listened to some common-sense talk and learned a few lifesaving moves during a “Women and Self-Defense” seminar held in May at the Superfit Offices in King of Prussia, Pa. Rick Franchi of Jewelers Mutual discussed safety for women on the road, and Barry Dinola of Yardley Jewelers—with the assistance of John Cryan of John S. Cryan Jewelers—demonstrated simple martial arts techniques for self-defense. In sweats and sneakers, almost two dozen divas practiced punching and kicking, and discussed how to empower themselves by becoming more aware of their surroundings.