Self-Defense Sunday: The Punch Of Your Life

“It’s not a glorification of a violent act; but rather, an understanding of the act and how to avoid it.”
-Doug Marcaida, Guro Filipino Martial Arts

If you’ve read any of my books, you know I like boys (and girls) who can hold their own in a fight.

I think it’s important for everyone to know at least a couple basic self-defense moves, even if you never plan on using them.  You don’t need to be a black-belt in karate or a krav maga superstar.  The most effective moves don’t have to be fancy or complicated – in fact, if you’re new to self-defense, it’s probably better if they’re not.  They just have to work.

These are the kinds of moves I research for my characters.  They’re not always pretty, but they’re pretty darn effective in a street situation.  Hopefully you’ll find them useful – and interesting – too!


I like this video because it’s super basic.  It’s a strike-hard-and-get-the-fuck-out-of-there move.  See for yourself:

**Videos for entertainment and educational purposes only. Please do not try anything you see without the supervision of a qualified instructor. These actions are potentially dangerous and may cause injury or death. Always exercise the highest level of safety when handling weapons and firearms.**

Published by L.J.K. Oliva

L.J.K. Oliva writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance, with a heavy dash of suspense. She likes her whiskey strong, her chocolate dark, and her steak bloody. Most of all, L.J.K. likes monsters... and knows the darkest ones don't live in closets.

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