To have, hold, and disable

Last May we filmed some promotional video for my upcoming book, including a short on self defense. My intrepid husband Scott volunteered to play the attacker, meaning that he spent three hours holding me up in the air and getting kicked in the groin. What can I say? The man loves me. Here’s a clip that didn’t make it into the final reel:

We had covered attacks to the face in a separate segment, which is why you don’t get to see me biting Scott’s ear or gouging his eye here. For that, you have to wait until the book’s official promotional campaign kicks off.

The shoot was the most fun either of us have had in years, mostly due to the fantastic (and all-union!) crew at Reader Films. Reader is co-owned by Senpai Max Benitez, a fellow black belt at Sun Dragon.