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WE 140 - Personal Defense

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The course is intended to increase students awareness and understanding of assaults. Focus will be placed on defense against attacks that are most often directed towards women, and increasingly men. Techniques for diffusing or avoiding potentially dangerous situations will be examined. Such techniques include verbal, non-verbal, physical, and psychological responses. Physical self-defense skills include evasions, blocks, counterattacks and other defenses against common attacks. The concept of unlearning “victim-like” thinking and behaviors will also be examined. The course will entail lecture, discussion, and participation. Instruction and practice in the basic techniques of anticipation, avoiding and when necessary, protecting oneself from attack. Emphasis is on the avoidance of physical confrontation and discouragement of an attack.



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