January 2003 (posted 01/11/03)
Title: Realistic Self-Defense: Powerful Self-Confidence Focus
Author: Ralph Haenel
Genre: self-help/how-to/martial arts
Publisher: Trafford
ISBN: 155212356-1
Price: US$24.95
Pages: 330
Rating: 5
Comment: Extremely Recommended
Reviewed by: Jennie S. Bev,  

No more fear, no more low self-esteem, for coach Ralph Haenel can teach you how through his book Realistic Self-Defense: Powerful Self-Confidence Focus. This b&w 8.5’x11’ illustrated book contains the most comprehensive self-defense strategies using non-violent physical conflict solutions. 

This highly practical book demystifies the violence in martial arts, as in Wing Tsun Kung Fu, the student’s present abilities are the basis of success. Muscle strength and physical conditioning are not as fundamentally important as your mind and confidence. Ideal for both men and women, the principles taught in this book can change your outlook about life and boost your confidence.. 

In this age where crimes and terrors are a part of life, never before these self-defense principles are so essential in creating a peace of mind. I’d probably use some of them in an emergency, so can you.[]

Reviewed by Jennie S. Bev, a San Francisco-based author, technical writer, consultant and instructional designer. She is the author of the highly praised Guide to Become a Management Consultant and Write Industry Reports: Work at Home and Start Earning $5,000 in Royalties Per Month which are available through She is the Managing Editor of    


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