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Self-defense

Self-defence (self-defense in some varieties of English) is a countermeasure that involves defending the health and well-being of oneself from harm. The use of the right of self-defense as a legal justification for the use of force in times of danger is available in many jurisdictions, but the interpretation varies widely.

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Dr. Phil has some pointers about preventing bad situations that would require self-defense in general. I always make sure my keys aren't accessible to anyone but me. And when I do take them out, I keep the key between my fingers so that any punch I do throw could be pretty painful.

Contributed by Sammo Lea

The truth about self-defense videos? If you follow them wrong, you might self-defend wrong, and it could cost you your life. This page has a list of some main tips the author believes should be followed. But what about if a woman attacks me? Not all of the tips hold.

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This video about self-defense shows Bear Grylls demonstrating techniques we might actually be able to follow. Instead of, you know, building a raft and flying down a waterfall.

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