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A 31-year-old Melbourne woman who was left with a broken nose after being attacked while walking her dog says she managed to fight off her attacker because of self-defence classes.
Clare Verrall was out walking her bulldog “Dutchy” near her home in Windsor on Wednesday evening when a man jumped out from the rubbish bin holding area of an apartment block and grabbed her.
According to the police report, he then pinned her against the wall and punched her in the face and threatened her.
Varrell shared her story on her Facebook page, sporting a painful-looking black eye and broken nose. Thankfully her injuries were not worse.
“They can try to beat you, they can try to intimidate you and they can try to make you feel like your are nothing, but women, we are all something and we can all fight back. We have that capability in us and that’s what I did,” she said in the video which has now had almost a million views.
She said she had been “blessed” to have done kick boxing classes at her local gym and self defence classes, which equipped her with the skills to fight off her assailant and recommended that others do the same.
“I got a way and I got out of that situation and the reason I could get out of that situation was because I had gone and done self-defence training before and I’d done kick boxing before.