Why self-defence moves are effective in discouraging attackers

December 24th, 2007 - 6:14 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): An anatomy professor and a police officer have developed a workshop, which is designed to demonstrate why self-defence moves are effective in discouraging attackers.

For the workshop, Dr. Pam Stein, assistant professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurology, teamed up with Officer Alan Saylor.

In the workshop, Saylor demonstrates self-defence moves, which include strikes in the face, throat, groin and shin that can temporarily disable assailants and give potential victims time to escape.

Then, Stein shows the anatomical reasons for the effectiveness of the moves, such as structural weaknesses in the nasal cavity, nerve connections from the testes to the abdominal region where the testes developed before birth, and the vulnerability of the tibia (shin bone) to a hard kick.

The duo developed the non-credit workshop, which they hope to offer at least once a semester.

The first session was conducted in late November for several of Steins anatomy students, but future sessions will be open to anyone. (ANI)

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