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PHOTOS: Pupils learn self defense in Concord

  • Allison Walls, left, and Hayley Parenti, both of Concord, take turns practicing kicks during a self defense class at No Monkey Business Dog Training in Concord on July 25, 2014. The class was taught by Jake St. Pierre, a former policeman and defensive tactics instructor for the Bow Police Department. (WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

    Allison Walls, left, and Hayley Parenti, both of Concord, take turns practicing kicks during a self defense class at No Monkey Business Dog Training in Concord on July 25, 2014. The class was taught by Jake St. Pierre, a former policeman and defensive tactics instructor for the Bow Police Department. (WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

  • Greg Lupien, left, of Bow, initiates an attack on Thomas Nicholls, 12, during a self defense class taught by Jake St. Pierre at No Monkey Business Dog Training in Concord on July 25, 2014. Lupien assists St. Pierre with the class and teaches it when St. Pierre is not available.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

    Greg Lupien, left, of Bow, initiates an attack on Thomas Nicholls, 12, during a self defense class taught by Jake St. Pierre at No Monkey Business Dog Training in Concord on July 25, 2014. Lupien assists St. Pierre with the class and teaches it when St. Pierre is not available.

    (WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

  • Jake St. Pierre assumes the role of attack recipient while demonstrating a technique with Hayley Parenti of Concord during a self defense class at No Monkey Business Dog Training in Concord on July 25, 2014.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

    Jake St. Pierre assumes the role of attack recipient while demonstrating a technique with Hayley Parenti of Concord during a self defense class at No Monkey Business Dog Training in Concord on July 25, 2014.

    (WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

  • Suzanne Fraher, left, of Chichester, and Kellie Goble of Loudon practice a maneuver during a self defense class with Jake St. Pierre, right, at No Monkey Business Dog Training in Concord on July 25, 2014.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

    Suzanne Fraher, left, of Chichester, and Kellie Goble of Loudon practice a maneuver during a self defense class with Jake St. Pierre, right, at No Monkey Business Dog Training in Concord on July 25, 2014.

    (WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

  • Jake St. Pierre, right, of Concord, discusses what to do when confronted by an assailant with a knife, played by Mike Carpenter of Loudon, during a self defense class at No Monkey Business Dog Training in Concord on July 25, 2014. St. Pierre is a former officer with the Bow Police Department, where Carpenter currently serves.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

    Jake St. Pierre, right, of Concord, discusses what to do when confronted by an assailant with a knife, played by Mike Carpenter of Loudon, during a self defense class at No Monkey Business Dog Training in Concord on July 25, 2014. St. Pierre is a former officer with the Bow Police Department, where Carpenter currently serves.

    (WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

  • Allison Walls, left, and Hayley Parenti, both of Concord, take turns practicing kicks during a self defense class at No Monkey Business Dog Training in Concord on July 25, 2014. The class was taught by Jake St. Pierre, a former policeman and defensive tactics instructor for the Bow Police Department. (WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)
  • Greg Lupien, left, of Bow, initiates an attack on Thomas Nicholls, 12, during a self defense class taught by Jake St. Pierre at No Monkey Business Dog Training in Concord on July 25, 2014. Lupien assists St. Pierre with the class and teaches it when St. Pierre is not available.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)
  • Jake St. Pierre assumes the role of attack recipient while demonstrating a technique with Hayley Parenti of Concord during a self defense class at No Monkey Business Dog Training in Concord on July 25, 2014.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)
  • Suzanne Fraher, left, of Chichester, and Kellie Goble of Loudon practice a maneuver during a self defense class with Jake St. Pierre, right, at No Monkey Business Dog Training in Concord on July 25, 2014.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)
  • Jake St. Pierre, right, of Concord, discusses what to do when confronted by an assailant with a knife, played by Mike Carpenter of Loudon, during a self defense class at No Monkey Business Dog Training in Concord on July 25, 2014. St. Pierre is a former officer with the Bow Police Department, where Carpenter currently serves.<br/><br/>(WILL PARSON/Monitor staff)

Sporting a sharp mohawk and dull practice knives made from sticks, instructor Jake St. Pierre showed his self defense class how to handle various assault situations at No Monkey Business Dog Training in Concord on July 25. Attending the monthly class were some carry-overs from St. Pierre’s regular kickboxing class as well as some first-timers, like Hayley Parenti of Concord and Suzanne Fraher of Chichester. The class was a graduation present for the two from their coworker, Kellie Goble of Loudon. “They’re going to college next year so I decided they needed to know how to defend themselves,” Goble said.

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