Some food for thought when considering self-defence.
Violence in society is pandemic: punch ups, muggings and even fatalities are frighteningly common in a society that is bulging at the waist with unsolicited assaults. Due to astonishing growth-rate of violent crime in Britain, skills in self-defence are almost a pre-requisite if you want to get from the cinema to the Chinese and home again in one piece.
But what is self defence?
And does the martial art that you are taught in the dojo and sold through the magazines really work when the mat is concrete and your opponent does not now the rules?
Read the rest of Geoff Thompson’s Article “Does Self-Defence Work?”
Geoff Thompson is a Bafta Award Winning Writer, Teacher, and Martial Artist