HANDS OFF! Self Defense for Women by Major W. E. Fairbairn

HANDS OFF! Self Defense for Women

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Companion volume to Get Tough! -- prepared with the limitations of strength and training of women in mind. Not a book for those in the service, but for any woman today who may be forced to protect herself at some time or other. A manual of self defense, with twenty methods -- no holds barred, and women's physical weapons used to best advantage -- kicking, ""kneeing"", bumping, etc. The ""chin jab"" is depicted as easy) I'm all for testing it out. Concise descriptions, and action photographs. Suggestions for vulnerable spots -- the little finger, the Adams apple, the elbow. Suggestions of how to break the coat hold, the belt hold; of how to use an umbrella with good effect on the attacker, and less risk to the umbrella. All clear enough until he comes to the ""match box technique"" which left me a bit puzzled...

Pub Date: Oct. 16th, 1942
Publisher: Appleton-Century