One Strong Move: Cartoon-Illustrated Self-Defense Lessons
One strong move stops most attacks! According to Grandmaster Carol Middleton, 7th Degree Black Belt, Co-Founder of the National Women’s Martial Arts Federation and Impact International, and Founder and Director of DC Self-Defense and Karate Association: “For in-class and at-home use, One Strong Move is a thorough resource for martial artists, self defense instructors, educators, and parents alike. These lessons include how to project confidence, avoid being attacked, take charge, get help, learn and teach basic physical techniques, etc. Emotional, verbal, physical and strategic tactics are never complex or fancy—just the stuff that really works.”
“In a simple and graphical way, all the bases are covered to make sure it HELPS and does not lead anyone to undue fears or over-reliance on physical tactics. Teaching and practice instructions for each section are very clear. Illustrations show folks of every stripe and size, including the differently-abled, so readers and students can relate to those like them and practice acceptance of those who are different. I recommend this book to anyone who needs a self-defense resource for those they care about! The lessons aimed at teaching children can help all the adults in a child’s life have a thorough grounding in how to present strategies and physical tactics without scaring or confusing kids. Especially with the parents being educated and involved, young people have a good chance to really absorb the many lessons.”
According to Gavin de Becker, leading expert worldwide on the prediction and management of violence and best-selling author of The Gift of Fear and Protecting the Gift, “Kidpower has an exceptional track record in the field of personal safety and violence prevention. Kidpower helps to reduce worry by promoting confidence and personal power.”
David Harrison MD, who says he became “acutely aware of the reality of personal violence” in his work as an emergency physician, has been teaching self-defense for more than a decade in Vancouver, BC, including establishing and leading our Kidpower Vancouver Center. According to Dr. Harrison, “One Strong Move is a valuable textbook for our practical self-defense workshops. The clear and entertaining lessons make learning and teaching physical self-defense to teens and adults a simpler task. This will be especially helpful in preparing martial artists and other teachers to use the Kidpower curriculum to teach self-defense in their schools.”
In this book, you will find step-by-step lessons for learning and teaching these strategies and techniques:
• Awareness and target denial to avoid an assault.
• Physical self-defense skills to escape from an attack.
• Defense against weapons, chokes, punches, and multiple attackers.
• Verbal self-defense tactics to de-escalate a confrontation.
In 1985, author Irene van der Zande protected a group of eight young children, including her own two, from a man who was threatening to kidnap them. This frightening experience led her to take her first self-defense class and then to work with experts worldwide to establish Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International in 1989. Kidpower today is a global nonprofit leader in protecting people of all ages and abilities from bullying, violence, and abuse through awareness, action, and skills.
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