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Self-defence

 

Self-defence techniques and recommended behaviour under the threat of violence is systematically taught in self-defence classes. Commercial self- defence education is part of the martial arts industry in the wider sense, and many martial arts instructors also give self- defence classes. While all martial arts training can be argued to have some self-defence applications, self-defence courses are marketed explicitly as being oriented towards effectiveness and optimised towards situations as they occur in the real world. It should not be presumed however that sport based systems are inadequate, as the training methods employed regularly produce well conditioned fighters experienced in full contact fighting. There are a large number of systems taught commercially, many tailored to the needs of specific target audiences (e.g. defence against attempted rape for women). Notable systems taught commercially include:

> civilian versions of modern military combative, such as kapap, Krav Maga and System.

> Self-defence oriented forms of jujitsu, such as Bartitsu and Kodokan Goshin Jutsu.

> Rape prevention, including Rape Aggression Defence System (RAD), AWARE, IMPACT/Model Mugging, etc.

> Reality-Based Self-Defence (RBSD), Defensive Tactics.

> Sport based systems, such as Karate, Muay Thai, Boxing, Judo, BJJ, and Wrestling