Outlined below are simple quick and easy to learn traditional self-defence principles, tactics, and techniques. They allow one defend oneself, loved ones and others if need be, against a variety of unarmed and armed assailants. The emphasis is on safety.
The first lesson of self-defence advises:
- Always remain alert, aware of all around you – think and plan ahead to avoid all violence.
- If one comes across a violent situation, where possible circumvent it and get to safety.
- When confronted with a violent situation, try to anticipate and diffuse the situation first, even if it means turning the other cheek, or escape to safety. Never allow ego get in way of common sense.
- Only as a last resort, whilst remaining within the law of the land, and employing appropriate force and tactics, utilise technique with the sole object of defending oneself and/or others. Never act in a malicious or vindictive manner.
Sanatan Shastar Vidiya self-defence caters for adult males, females and children. Taught over the centuries, the techniques are specific to each gender and age group.
The broad ranges of technique not only encompass defence against unarmed attacks but armed attacks too; dealing with single and multiple assailants. Escaping from all manner of grabs and holds is also taught. At a more advanced level, traditional disarming of weapons such as non-edged and. edged types forms part of the curriculum. Furthermore, the use of appropriate tactics coupled with a deep understanding of psychology of confronting an assailant arms with firearms is also taught.