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Self Defence: How to Defend Yourself

Martin J. Dougherty

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... Read moreRead less

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.

Format: 240 x 160mm pb
Extent: 48pp
Word count: 10,000
Illustrations: 50 line drawings
ISBN: 978-1-78274-089-6

Martin J. Dougherty

Martin J. Dougherty is the author of Vikings: A History of the Norse People, The Wars of the Roses, The Ancient Warrior and Celts, among many other books. A former defence consultant, he also writes on personal self-defence and modern military technology.

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