After a St. John's woman reported being assaulted on a downtown street this week, CBC NL's Carolyn Stokes decided to go out and get some tips from a local self-defence instructor.

In the video player above, Renee Sharpe of Wen-Do Women's Self Defence shows some of the ways to get away from someone who wants to cause you harm — even if you are smaller and less strong than the person attacking.

With files from Carolyn Stokes