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Kinesiology and Physical Activity


Avoidance, Awareness, and Self-Defense

Jay Merkley

This is an extremely timely and useful text in light of the recent escalation of criminal activity on or near most college campuses. The student is introduced to information on awareness, avoidance, non-violent dispute resolution, how criminals choose their victims, and the relative advantages and disadvantages of weapons such as mace, pepper spray, stun guns, and firearms. Numerous techniques of physical resistance are presented and supplemented with photographs detailing each technique.