MARQUETTE — Dynamic–Duo does not begin to describe a father and daughter team who are in the business of training everyday people how to protect themselves against danger.

Both Mary Ann Melendez and her father Don are trained in self–defense tactics. This weekend they were able to teach women at PureBody fitness studio in Marquette simple basics that can protect anyone from unwanted advances.

“For a woman to know that they can walk down the street and have that potential danger of someone trying to hurt them they could help defend themselves in that case, and I think that is truly the most important thing that every woman needs to know is how to defend themselves. Always being aware of your surroundings is a big thing, ” said Mary Ann Melendez.

The classes took place this past weekend with the hope of more classes in the future.

Anyone can learn these moves knowing it is never too late to learn how to protect yourself.