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Defending Against Attack for Women


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The History of Modern Karate; Introduction to Self-Defence; Characteristics of the Attacker; Warm-Up & Stretching; Punching; Considerations For Blocking; Kicking; Multiple Attackers & Evasion; Knife Attacks; Stress Management; Law Library Definition of Self-Defence; Are Attacks Random or Premeditated?; Why I Needed to Learn Self-Defence; Human Behaviour & body Language; Karate for Girls.

About the Author

Frank was born in 1971, and moved to the UK at the age 5, commencing his training in Bedfordshire after a friend suggested they attend a class of Karate. A friend who would later die in car crash. He became an instructor after three and half years of training. Teaching in sports centres throughout the UK, Middle East and Europe.Affiliated to Karate England Ltd and member of one of the oldest and respected associations where he still trains and teaches students of all ages.He has been very fortunate to have been trained and examined by some of the finest British, Japanese and Iranian instructors in the world learning and absorbing delivery styles in the process. Which he extends in his teaching keeping as close as possible to the spirit of the traditional aspects of the art.In 1992 he travelled to Florida, USA were he underwent training as a pilot and Flight Instructor for 2 years, and after successfully completing this returned to the UK for a short while before travelling to the Middle-East to teach, and train both at universities, corporate, and military organisations. Continuing to fly in the process getting ratings on more complex aircraft along the way.Receiving an award from the air force for his attitude towards training was testimony to his style, and meeting the President of the country from whom he received his invitation in the first place, one of the highlights. On his return to the UK he spent a short while "readapting" and then commenced working as a training consultant for major brands and has provided training and coaching to thousands of staff in the corporate sector.Frank currently holds the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt in Traditional Sh t kan Karate, and trains 6 days a week. He also provides karate as an enrichment activity to Youth Offenders with other organisations such as Connections to help teach youngsters self control and discipline via the art.A big part of his time is spent working with Violence units helping empower women through Karate. This book is now a product of his time spent with these organisations and provides a definitive guide to street self defence training for the beginner.


I would like to give you some feedback on your Book Defending Against Attack. I enjoyed the read up on the history of modern Karate-D , interested to learn that karate is practiced predominately by children and very few adults. I found the book to be very informative especially where you have gathered information from victims, and youth offenders. There are plenty of pictures to illustrate the techniques that you use within your training.I think it is wonderful idea to teach all ages how to defend themselves and the feedback I have received from people that join your classes are all very positive. Keep up the good work. Thank you.Ayse Soforoglulari, Project Worker. Sept 2007"Defence expert Frank Nezhadpournia is on a mission to help women stop falling victim to street attack! Alita Howe, Surrey Comet 2007"He has taught classes across the world and passionately believes that more women and even children should be thinking about self defence!"Laura Hutchinson, Biggleswade Chronicle 2007

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