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UK Self-Defence Law: A Practical Guide to Understanding the Law of Defending Yourself

This ebook by Martial Arts and Self-Defence authority Leigh Simms, LLB (Hons) & 4th Dan gives the reader a practical guide to the UK's self-defence law.

In this e-book you will learn:

When a person can and cannot claim self-defence

What Reasonable Force is and how it is determined by law

What the law is in relation to Pre-Emptive Striking

And much more!

Just £1.99 on Kindle!


I think it is the best book on the market on this subject, and it should be a part of your library if you are teaching self-defence, of even if you are remotely interested in the subject. Comprehensive and lifesaving.” – Geoff Thompson 8th Dan BCA, WCA

This short easy to read book is a must for all self-defence and martial arts instructors in England and Wales! A sound understanding of the legalities of self-defence is vital if you are to teach competently. Sadly, what we most frequently see is the law being either completely ignored or misinformation being peddled as if it were fact. This book provides and very easy to understand practical guide that cuts through the misinformation and will be an invaluable resource for teacher and student alike. Leigh Simms has made a superb job of producing this very practical and understandable guide to the legalities of self-defence England and Wales! All competent and responsible instructors will ensure they read this book.” – Iain Abernethy 6th Dan BCA, WCA


About the Author

Leigh began martial art training in 1999 under the instruction of Mike Judd 4th Dan Shotokan Karate.

By 2007, Leigh had gained regular success on the competition scene and attained thee Dan Grades in Shotokan Karate. Leigh went on to study Practical Karate under Iain Abernethy. In 2011, Leigh achieved his first Dan Grade in Practical Karate under Iain.

In 2013, Leigh alongside Sensei Mike Judd joined the British Combat Karate Association (BCKA) and both have been certified as registered instructors by Peter Consterdine 9th Dan and Geoff Thompson 8th Dan of the BCKA.

Leigh began studying criminal law and self-defence law during his A-Levels in 2006. In 2008, Leigh continued his study of self-defence law during his Law Degree. After graduating with honours, Leigh furthered his study of self-defence by completing the Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Law.

For more information please visit www.leighsimms.com

Photo: Iain and Leigh just after Leigh graded to 4th dan