How to Use a Book as a Weapon in Self-Defense

Learn how to use a book as a weapon in this self-defense video from Howcast.

Okay, now we are going to speak about how to use an everyday object as a weapon. In this case we are going to use the book.

We’re always going to try to look for the hard part, because we are going to strike with it. So if I’m facing her, in the beginning this is a good way to practice, we can practice by pushing with that hard part in the beginning, just as a training. I am just going to come back, the same idea, poom! It is almost like punching. You not only want to punch, you want to push a little bit. Poom!

We can use it as a weapon directly, like in striking, one area. Let’s say she tries to punch me. I remove her weight and I will smash directly, going to her face. Again, one, two. We can use that, or we can use that part of a technique.

Imagine that I want to distract her. What do I do? She is going to try to punch me. She covers her face right away, with both hands even. I put my hand and the book in the middle so she can not see, so I can punch her in another area. She’s going to do that.

Now I am going to attack her, very slow, just going to take it to the side and strike directly. That was pretty good. Again? Nice. A couple of times, you should practice in the beginning by pushing. Push. Exactly. Do it again. Exactly. Push and hit. Nice. So now, very slow. Again, I am going to punch, get redirect and hit. That’s great. Again. Poom. One more time.

That is if you want to use it as a weapon, but what if you want to use it as a distraction? Let’s say that I am going to punch her. I can redirect so she covers my face and I can not see. Immediately, I am going to cover, because I think she is going to hit me. And now she can kick me in any other way, she can even punch me with the other hand. Exactly, and I wouldn’t be able to see it.

Those are just a few ways that you can use a book as a self defense weapon.