Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 5:04 pm EST

By Ashlee Carlstrom

The Soteria Method is a new self-defense course that teaches women to protect themselves by using their own high heels.

NEW YORK (KMOV.com) – High heels are not just for high fashion anymore.

Believe it or not, women are learning how to use high heels as a weapon in self-defense.

A new course called, The Soteria Method, teaches women that stilettos, platforms, and pumps can be used as weapons of opportunity against an attacker, if you know how to use them.

“You actually grab the body of the shoe so that the heel is protruding to the side,” said instructor of the program.

The goal of the course is to stop the attacker in their tracks so you can make a run for it, even in heels.

For more information about The Soteria Method, click here. 

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