self-defence


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self-defence

1. boxing as a means of defending the person (esp in the phrase noble art of self-defence)
2. Law the right to defend one's person, family, or property against attack or threat of attack by the use of no more force than is reasonable
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An action in self-defence can be individual, when the victim State reacts to an armed attack, or collective, when other States react to an armed attack on the request of the victim State.
Marco Grunert has a background in Krav Maga, which is a type of self-defence developed by the Israeli military.
Following the recent decision by the Japanese government to adopt a right of collective self-defence, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says he looks forward to the more active role Japan will play in supporting international peace and security.
Resolve, a community interest company, aims to help young people deal with violent or difficult situations by teaching them self-defence skills based on awareness, avoidance, dialogue and action.
I checked out a self-defence site and found I could gain an insight into the psychology of interpersonal conflict and violence" and learn practical, streetwise self-defence skills that can be used under pressure.
Founded by British martial arts expert Andy Norman - a fight scene trainer to Hollywood stars such as Tom Cruise and Christian Bale, DL is a growing global network of self-defence and fitness classes that help students to grow the confidence they need to stay safe.
Hans Hosang similarly argues that the "right to unit self-defence is primarily derived from the right of national self-defence.
YORAM DINSTEIN, WAR, AGGRESSION AND SELF-DEFENCE 81 (2005).
Based on the positive results of a pilot project of the self-defence programme, it will now be extended to more schools.
The main reason I wrote this book is because I felt that there are a lot of people confused about what self-defence really is, they either don't know what to do, or are given completely false information," said Mr Al Gosaibi.
Alaska Air Group Inc (NYSE: ALK) said that Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air pilots and flight attendants have taken part in self-defence classes taught for the first time at its company headquarters in Seattle by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
He started self-defence lessons - and now no-one pushes the 11 year-old around any more.