Kyra Fleming wants to pass along some tips she wished she knew months ago on how to protect yourself.
"I was attacked in February and I don't want it to happen to another woman," she says.
Now, she's turning her misfortune into motivation.
"After being attacked, it just leaves you feeling helpless, and like a victim. I don't want anyone to feel like that again."
While on a weekend trip to Eureka Springs, Kyra suffered a concussion after being violently beaten by a male attacker. Just a couple days later, she told her husband, John, that she wanted to put together a women's self-defense class.
"Total support for it," says John Fleming. "I think it's every eight minutes someone is assaulted, a female is assaulted. There's probably equally as much or more that never gets reported."
Together, the couple is looking to change that. The Flemings recently opened up "Thor's Firearms" in Rogers, originally intended for recreational shoppers. But after Kyra's attack, it's all about those shopping for self-defense.
"We definitely want to make this into a facility where you can learn to protect yourself, your family," John Fleming says.
A place to get prepared.
"I thought that maybe if I started helping people, that it would help me," says Kyra. "I don't want someone else to go through that."