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Introduction
What is Self-Protection?
The Right to Go Home Alive
Self-Defence and the Law
Self-Defence Myths and Facts
Self-Protection for Everyone
Times When You MUST Fight
Self-Protection Begins with the Self
Cold and Hot Attacks
The Self-Defence Formula: ADDER
Awareness
Fear
Assertiveness versus Aggression
Assertiveness Issues
The Hidden Benefits of Being Prepared
Training and Reaction
Summary
Chapter 2: Avoid!
Better Not to Fight At All
Avoid!
Threat Avoidance
Chapter 3: Deter!
Threat Analysis
Deterring Cold Attacks
Deterring Hot Attacks
Target Hardening for Beginners
Target Hardening for Vulnerable People
Chapter 4: Defuse!
Body Language, Words and Other Signals
Confrontation Management
Chapter 5: Evade!
Personal Space
The Fence
Obstacles
Assistance
What is an Attack?
The Top Five Physical Assaults
Recognising the Signs
What Actually Happens in Fights
The Battle of the First Salvo
Chapter 2: Respond!
The Big Secret
You Really Can Defend Yourself
Non-Physical Responses
Physical Responses
Ten Basic Rules for Self-Defence
During an Assault
After an Assault
Chapter 3: Tactics for Successful Self-Defence
What You Should Always Do
What You Should Never Do
Distractions and Deceptions
Pre-Emptive Techniques
Improvised Weapons
On To the End!
Dealing with Multiple Attackers
Why Take a Class?
Finding a Suitable Art or Style
Choosing a Class or Course
Chapter 2: The Martial Arts
Summaries of Martial Arts Styles
Grades, Belts and ‘Licences’
Clothing and Equipment for Training
Chapter 3: Learning and Training
Sensible Training
Reliable Techniques
Fitness
Chapter 1: The Basics
Ready Stance
Movement and Evasion
Situational Awareness and Tactical Mobility
Distance and Entries
Covers and Parries versus Blocks
Chapter 2: Striking Techniques
Principles of Striking
Using your Hands
Punches
Palm-Heel Strikes, Backfists and Hammerfists
Kicking Techniques
Elbow Strikes
Headbutts
Knees
Chapter 3: Defensive Techniques
Defending Yourself Against Grabs and Chokes
Defending Yourself Against Punches
Throws and Takedowns
Defending Yourself on the Ground
Defending Yourself Against Weapons
In Extremis
Targets and How to Exploit Them
Afterword
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The Self Defense Manual

The Self Defense Manual

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