Last month, the body of a missing Arkansas real estate agent was found. Since then, self-defense trainer Don Melnick’s phone has been ringing off the hook as brokers began preparing for the worst.
“It got a lot of peoples’ red flags going up and they started to get very concerned,” Melnick told Philly.com.
Now Melnick, who owns a branch of Krav Maga self-defense training in New Jersey, is launching a defense class specifically for real estate professionals.
“We’re teaching practical self-defense techniques,” Melnick said. “We want them to feel that they can do their jobs effectively.”
The 90-minute class, focuses on a new theme each session, such as safety during open houses, meeting a new client and general awareness.
“They’re meeting with people they may not know and going to houses (where they may be) in situations they’re not prepared for.” [Philly.com] – Christopher Cameron