A new book advises people how to be physically fit and mentally alert so as to combat thugs and goons on the streets.
Anyone, from a five-year-old to an adult of any age, even those with minor disabilities, will find easy-to-follow instructions in Defending Yourself and face any physical assault with confidence.
The authors are Kaizer Bhutani Karimbahi and Kul Bhushan. Konark has published the highly useful book.
Before learning to defend yourself, the book shows you how to keep fit with simple, easy to follow tips. Both physical and mental qualities needed for this are given.
Before starting to train in martial arts, some key tips have to be followed. These include basic physical exercises to tone the body and to prevent injuries while training.
The bulk of the book shows self-defence techniques (falls, postures, jumps, kicks and others) and how to practise them.
Real life situations on how to respond when attacked are described in the final chapter - Never strike the first blow.
Advises Karimbhai: "A master in combat seeks first to avoid conflict, then proceeds to defeat the attacker with minimum of force, using temporarily disabling strikes initially, then stepping up his assault as necessary."