How to sharpen your self-defence skills, chop-chop


How to sharpen your self-defence skills, chop-chop

Women, here’s how to defend yourself against danger

Sanet Oberholzer

“Am I next?” This is the question women are asking in the wake of the rape and murder of 19-year-old UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana. One of a string of violent incidents against women in recent months, this shocking crime has SA reeling and many women are taking a stand.

What should you do if you find yourself in a life-threatening situation?  Des Brown, the founder and chief instructor at Elite Defence Academy International (, shared some helpful self-defence tips:


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