New kickboxing class at all-girls Visitation Academy in Bay Ridge teaches students self-defense, boosts confidence

Empowering young girls through mind, body and spirit was the theme today at a Bay Ridge all-girls elementary school. Physical education teacher Laurie Cahill introduced

The girls have already mastered breaking wooden boards with their front snap kicks.

The girls have already mastered breaking wooden boards with their front snap kicks. (12/12/13)

BROOKLYN - Empowering young girls through mind, body and spirit was the theme today at a Bay Ridge all-girls elementary school.

Physical education teacher Laurie Cahill introduced a new kickboxing class at Visitation Academy in an effort to teach the girls how to protect themselves, as well as learning practical skills and boosting self-esteem.

Each week, the girls have been learning new moves and have already mastered breaking wooden boards with their front snap kicks.

Parents have also had a chance to catch a glimpse of the students' progress and say they are happy with the new class.

For more on the kickboxing class for girls, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612. 

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