Moves in the Movies
Ever wonder how realistic films’ action scenes are? If a student at UMD were to mimic the self-defense moves seen in the movies, where a protagonist escapes his or her attackers, would they be successful?
UMDPD Sergeant Chris Shovein and Officer Charles Martin gave insight as to which of the following self defense moves would work in real life, and why.
Though some of the moves in the movies do actually work, not all of them are the most effective way to escape an attacker.
Movies are a fun way to start thinking about the importance of safety and knowing how to protect yourself, just watch with a grain of salt.
Here are clips from the mentioned movies:
Graphics by Will Madison