What is Self Defense?
Self-defense is technically defined as a personal countermeasure that involves defending oneself, one’s property or the well-being of another from physical harm. The right to self-defense as a legal justification or the use of force in times of danger is available in many jurisdictions. To be acquitted of any kind of physical harm-related crime (such as assault and battery and homicide) using the self-defense justification, one must prove legal provocation, meaning that one must prove that they were in a position where not using self-defense would most likely have led to death, serious injuries or property damage.
Techniques can be learned by taking classes taught by qualified instructors. Instructors often specialize in martial arts such as Judo, Aikido, Taekwondo or Karate. Many self-protection techniques originated from ancient martial arts. Those who wish to learn how to keep themselves and their families safe may take classes specifically geared toward self defense, or take a full martial arts class and learn the art more thoroughly.
Self Defense for Private Investigators
Private investigators often find themselves in dangerous situations. Knowing how to handle yourself can come in handy when the cheating husband you’ve been following suddenly realizes you’re tailing him. Or, when the witness you’re interviewing suddenly becomes a suspect. Taking actual courses in person is the best way to improve your skills, but books may help you learn new techniques and get new ideas.
Self Defense Fighting Books
The following books provide helpful information on the subject of Self Defense. All private investigation books are offered in association with Amazon.com.
- Bouncer’s Guide To Barroom Brawling: Dealing With The Sucker Puncher, Street fighter, And Ambusher
- The Little Black Book of Violence: What Every Young Man Needs to Know About Fighting
- A Professional’s Guide to Ending Violence Quickly: How Bouncers, Bodyguards, and Other Security Professionals Handle Ugly Situations