Effective self-defense is a matter of playing the odds— increasing your own advantages and decreasing those of your opponent. Written in clear easy-to-understand detail, How to Defend Yourself gives readers the tools to safely defend themselves. In this step-by-step illustrated guide, experienced martial arts instructor Martin Dougherty teaches a wide range of defense techniques, including:
Dealing with grabs, punches and kicks
Using blocks, deflections and evasions
Identifying potential threats
Preemptive hits and counterattacks
Comprehensive and essential, How to Defend Yourself is an invaluable guide to get out of potentially difficult situations while coming to minimal harm.