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Fauzia Lala wanted to be able to protect herself, and now teaches other women to do the same

Fauzia Lala has earned black belts in Tae Kwon Do and Arnis. But when it came to real-life threats to her safety, she didn’t feel prepared. Now, she’s helping other women build skills for self-protection. (Lauren Frohne / The Seattle Times)

Even after a couple of years of training in martial arts, Fauzia Lala felt unsure about being able to defend herself from real-life threats to her safety. Now she’s learned a lot more and is helping other women build confidence and learn techniques for self-protection.

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