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Self defense refers to actions taken by a person to defend onself, one's property or one's home.

Forms of self-defense

Self-defense formed the basis of numerous martial arts, especially East Asian martial arts and Krav Maga, which usually provide self-defense classes as part of their curricula. Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... East Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Krav Maga (Hebrew קרב מגע: contact combat) is a martial art, at first developed in Czechoslovakia in the 1930s. ... In education, a curriculum (plural curricula) is the set of courses and their contents offered by an institution such as a school or university. ...

Feministic self-defense are forms of self-defense taught to women with the purpose of rendering them able to discourage or fend off sex-offenders. The curriculum for such courses commonly aims at strengthening the defender's self-confidence since a self-assured attitude is assumed to discourage some criminals before a physical attack will take place. Women's self-defense is about having options, including physical techniques to disable an attacker should a woman choose to fight back. Studies, including those by David Lesak, have shown perpetrators who sexually assault acquaintances have a very sophisticated method of testing their victim. The perpertrator will cross the potential victim's boundaries through techniques such as touching or making inappropriate sexual comments. If the woman responds with discomfort or fear his intrusive behavior may escalate to sexual assault. Women who responded to these early tactics with consistent assertiveness avoided rape. Feminism is a diverse collection of social theories, political movements, and moral philosophies, largely motivated by or concerning the experiences of women, especially in terms of their social, political, and economic situation. ... Rape is a crime where the victim is forced into sexual activity, in particular sexual penetration, against his or her will. ... This article is about the psychological term attitude. ...

See also anti-rape female condom, martial arts and self defense. The anti-rape female condom (also known as anti-rape condom or by its intended brand name, Rapex) is an device invented by Sonette Ehlers, a south african woman, and intended to prevent rape by hooking onto the attackers penis, thereby hurting and disabling the attacker. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ...

National self-defense

In politics, the concept of national self-defense against a war of aggression refers to defensive wars and is a possible cause by the criteria of the Just War Theory.
External Links:Self Defense In international law, a war of aggression is generally considered to be any war for which the purpose is not to repel an invasion, or respond to an attack on the territory of a sovereign nation. ... Just war is the name of a tradition that believes that war is permissible but only if it satisfies a set of moral or legal rules. ... Just War theory is an international law doctrine that postulates that a war can be just only if it satisfies a set of moral or legal rules. ...

  • Article 51 of the UN Charter



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