Rally and self-defense class held in memory of Reagan Tokes

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Reagan Tokes was an Ohio State student who was kidnapped and killed last February.

Her killer is serving life in prison.

Now, to help keep a similar tragedy from happening to anyone else, Reagan’s mother attended an event to teach women skills to keep them from becoming victims of violence.

Lisa Tokes and Rob Fletcher presented what they call the ‘Self Defense in Seven Minutes’ program.

“The workout is a series of fighting skills and self-defense moves. One minute for a fighting skill, one minute on an explosive strength movement,” said Fletcher.

It’s about helping women know how to keep themselves safe and prevent themselves from becoming victims.

“It’s designed so it’s easy to do, recognizing that people don’t have the time, but they should have the knowledge and skills. Where and how to strike. In my system it’s eyes nose and groin. The most valuable target area,” said Fletcher.

Lisa Tokes says knowing she’s helping other women to become empowered helps her with the healing process.

“You have a choice. You can choose to let it consume you. And be angry and bitter and if that happens in my opinion, evil prevails and I refuse to let that happen,” said Tokes.

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