“Corrie” episode sparks call for self-defence

A US close combat expert is in Britain to teach women how to fight of sexual assault with their bare hands.

By Fusion Lifestyle Reporter
October 19, 2011, 7:45 pm

A US close combat expert is in Britain to teach women how to fight of sexual assault with their bare hands.

A phenomenon which occurred this week as the result of a TV soap opera episode proves that British women are at the mercy of sexual predators, according to Tim Larkin, the Las Vegas self-defence expert who is coming to the UK to teach “Broken Britons” how to “stand up for themselves”.

Mr Larkin developed the world renowned bare-handed “no holds barred” self-defence system, Target Focus Training, which he has taught internationally to all sorts of people, from military special forces to corporate executives, as well as vulnerable women.

“No woman of any age, be she large or small, needs to fall victim to a rapist if she knows the techniques to disable him,” says Mr Larkin, who believes in showing no mercy.

He was responding to reports that London’s Rape Crisis centre was besieged with a record number of calls this week (800% more than usual) after the broadcast of an episode of the popular soap, Coronation Street (“Corrie”), in which character Carla Connor was raped.

Mr Larkin said the mere fact that so many women called the centre for help and support after the programme aired proved what a large number of rape survivors there are in the UK, most of whom never report their experience.

“British women need to learn to defend themselves remorselessly against anyone who assaults them, sexually or otherwise.”

Mr Larkin will be running training seminars in England from October 15th, and will be visiting the areas where the August riots took place to speak to victims.

Instruction DVDs and an online training course are available on his website at www.targetfocustraining.com, as well as details of upcoming live training seminars.

Tags: Corrie, tv, soap, self, defense

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