As the newspapers and television constantly remind us, violent crime is on the increase, violence that can strike at you anywhere and at any time – on holiday, at work, on nights’ out or during any one of a thousand everyday situations. But even if you are confronted by the unthinkable, you don’t have to become a victim. This important new book shows you how you can protect yourself regardless of your age, sex or level of fitness by using the simple but effective REACT formula: R: Recognise E: Evaluate A: Alternatives C: Concentrate T: Terminate Using clear and concise step-by-step instructions, reinforced with many illustrations and diagrams, each of these five basic principles is expanded and explained in such a way that they quickly become ‘second nature’. Following this sequence in any circumstance will allow you to recognise potential threats, decide on the best form of action to take and equip you carry to this through. While The R.E.A.C.T. Self defence System does concentrate on a dozen or so straightforward but effective self-protection combat techniques, it is not just another self-defence book, full of impractical or ineffective martial arts routines. What it does is heighten your perception of danger, letting you understand what could be happening to you and enables you to do something about it before it does.