NYPost: Badass senior citizens learn self-defense amid anti-Asian hate crimes

Alicia and Jason Lee Foundation

Don’t mess with Mary Yuen, a deceptively slight 71-year-old badass prepared to protect herself with newly acquired martial arts moves in the face of rising hate crimes against Asian-Americans in NYC.

The free weekly self-defense classes are bankrolled by the Alicia and Jason Lee Foundation, which focuses on criminal justice reform, financial literacy and community initiatives.
These seniors, learning the fundamentals of self-defense in the wake of spiking hate crime against people of Asian descent in NYC, can really pack a punch.

“I watch Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan — I feel tough. I can intimidate people,” the Lower East Side retiree told The Post. Read more