The ONE self-defense movement that every woman should know

Always ready: martial arts expert Matt Fiddes, 39, former chief of security for Michael Jackson, with Queen Miss Saffron Hart. Mr. Fiddes was asked to give Ms. Hart and the current cohort of Miss GB applicants a self-defense class to help prepare them for an attack.

A martial arts expert has revealed the movement of self-defense that all women should learn to stay safe.

Matt Fiddes, 39, former chief of security for Michael Jackson, told how a simple four-step routine called "escape by wrist lock" can help immobilize an attacker.

Mr. Fiddes, from Swindon, Wiltshire, demonstrated the play with Queen Miss Saffron Hart.

Always ready: martial arts expert Matt Fiddes, 39, former chief of security for Michael Jackson, with Queen Miss Saffron Hart. Mr. Fiddes was asked to give Ms. Hart and the current cohort of Miss GB applicants a self-defense class to help prepare them for an attack.

Always ready: martial arts expert Matt Fiddes, 39, former chief of security for Michael Jackson, with Queen Miss Saffron Hart. Mr. Fiddes was asked to give Ms. Hart and the current cohort of Miss GB applicants a self-defense class to help prepare them for an attack.

Revealed: the self-defense movement EVERY woman should know

He explained: Escape through a wrist lock keeps the attacker away from the defender, so his back is towards the defender. This will prevent further attacks since you are using your body as a shield.

"Blocking the attacker's elbow and wrist and applying pressure to these areas restricts his ability to move, if they move, he can simply apply more pressure while waiting for help.

"You are essentially disabling their strength and they are in a closed position."

Ms. Hart, 28, of East Yorkshire, was present to participate in a self-defense class with the current cohort of Miss GB applicants before the 2018 final next week.

Mr. Fiddes, who has 22 years of experience, noted that women are statistically more likely to be attacked than men.

He also warned about the dangers faced by people who are suddenly in the limelight, such as beauty queens and reality television stars.

"I've seen more and more celebrities who need help than ever," he said.

Demonstration: Mr Fiddes, photographed in sports clothes, led the Miss GB applicants in a self-defense class before the final of the national beauty contest next week.

Demonstration: Mr Fiddes, photographed in sports clothes, led the Miss GB applicants in a self-defense class before the final of the national beauty contest next week.

Demonstration: Mr Fiddes, photographed in sports clothes, led the Miss GB applicants in a self-defense class before the final of the national beauty contest next week.

Simple but effective: beauty queens were shown how to use intelligent positioning and body weight to bring down a potential attacker.

Simple but effective: beauty queens were shown how to use intelligent positioning and body weight to bring down a potential attacker.

Simple but effective: beauty queens were shown how to use intelligent positioning and body weight to bring down a potential attacker.

"Due to the increase in reality shows and high profile competitions, celebrities are quickly put in the spotlight.

"They have no idea how to deal with attention, what places to avoid and how to disable tracking devices on social networks, as well as the basic concepts of self-defense and self-knowledge …

"To become a celebrity now, people have to be more controversial and I think that's part of the problem, because they can be understood as misunderstanding."

Beauty Queen: Miss Hart, who was crowned Miss GB in September 2017, said that the self defense session had helped her confidence. In the photo, Miss Hart after her victory in the contest

Beauty Queen: Miss Hart, who was crowned Miss GB in September 2017, said that the self defense session had helped her confidence. In the photo, Miss Hart after her victory in the contest

Beauty Queen: Miss Hart, who was crowned Miss GB in September 2017, said that the self defense session had helped her confidence. In the photo, Miss Hart after her victory in the contest

He continued: "It would be great if the television programs recognized the importance of the subsequent attention of the contestants and made sure that their contestants knew the basic level of personal security before the program was broadcast."

Ms. Hart, who was crowned Miss GB in September 2017, said that the self-defense session had helped her confidence.

"For me, what I found most useful was having the confidence and knowledge to know that, in case something happened, I could do enough to get away from the situation," he added.

Famous clients: Mr. Fiddes was a former security chief of Michael Jackson. In the photograph, Fiddes holds the singer's umbrella while David Blaine joins the stage at a 2002 event

Famous clients: Mr. Fiddes was a former security chief of Michael Jackson. In the photograph, Fiddes holds the singer's umbrella while David Blaine joins the stage at a 2002 event

Famous clients: Mr. Fiddes was a former security chief of Michael Jackson. In the photograph, Fiddes holds the singer's umbrella while David Blaine joins the stage at a 2002 event

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