Recently my youngest daughter was bullied at her high school.
This included being restrained by one older, larger student while another stole her phone and art folder.
Without panicking, my daughter went straight into one of the self defense escape techniques she has been taught.
Despite not having attended any formal training for over a year due to the plague, she executed it perfectly, to the surprise and disbelief of the child attacking her.
A tribute to our School, its techniques and methodology, and to its student, who admitted she was angry enough to want to punch the other person, but was disciplined enough to follow her training instead.
Sad that we live in a society where it is necessary to teach self defense to children, but heartening that it is effective.