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How to Defend Yourself


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Introduction Targets and Vulnerable Points Effective Self-Defence The Fence Posture Combat Stance and Movement The Punch Threat The Grab Threat Pushing Techniques Defence Against a Straight Punch or Grab Attempt Evade and Arm Break Defence Against a Swinging Punch Attack Jam and Takedown Breaking a Wrist Hold Strangles and Two-Handed Grabs Getting Out of Trouble Pre-Emptive Hits Elbow Strikes Deflect and Body Blow Deflect and Elbow Strike Stomp Kick or Knee Strike Clothing Grabs If You Get Knocked Down... Final Notes & Glossary

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Illustrated realistic self-defence techniques that can be applied in everyday situations

About the Author

Martin J. Dougherty is a freelance writer specialising in military and defence topics. His published work deals with subjects ranging from naval weapons to personal security and self-defence. He is author of Small Arms: From the Civil War to the Present Day, Warriors of the World: The Ancient Warrior, and Weapons and Fighting Techniques of the Medieval Warrior. Dougherty has also written books on personal self defence, including Unarmed Combat (2010) and Extreme Unarmed Combat (2012).

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