Friday, March 31, 2006

Chunky Heels Out – Except In Self Defense

BROOMFIELD, Colo. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Chunky heels are out of style for women this season – except when used in self- defense.

That’s according to self defense instructor Shannon Lukeman-Hiromasa, who teaches women how to defend themselves even when they’re dressed to the nines in heels and mini-skirts.

She says a chunky heel is best for defense because it provides more surface area to shove into an attacker’s groin, calf or shin.

On the other hand, a stiletto heel works great for gouging, though trying to kick a thug while balancing on one foot is difficult.

Lukeman-Hiromasa teaches fighting techniques for women in nice shoes, but notes: “Groin kicks are harder in heels”. She says it’s better to do them barefoot whenever possible.

For those who prefer flip-flops, Lukeman-Hiromasa warns they’re no good for fighting, but might work if you need to slap someone.”

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