Goju

The Roar of the Tigress: The real self-defense for women only

Non-Fiction - Womens
592 Pages
Reviewed on 08/17/2015
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Author Biography

Goju (real name, Danny Gwira) is the Founder and Chief Instructor of the survival systems African Goju and South American Goju, and the dance exercise Gojurobics. He started his combat training with boxing and fencing in 1962 in the UK. He continued with Judo, Jujitsu, Tae-kwondo, Shotokan, Chinese Goju, Kempo, Kyokushinkai and Wadoryu. He became a professor of Martial Arts Education in 1987, after studying at the University of Martial Arts and Science in the USA under the tutelage of Grandmaster Ron Van Clief. He is the owner of the Martial Arts Institute www.africangoju.com, www.africangoju.net and www.gojurecords.com. He is also a songwriter and the author of published by SBPRA.com and available on Amazon. He is single and lives in Ireland but travels extensively spreading his art form around the world.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Roy T. James for Readers' Favorite

Goju: The Roar of the Tigress by Danny Gwira introduces a rather intangible self defense mechanism for women, unlike most other books that deal with physical means of defense. As the author puts it, beating the man effectively without touching him. The essential principle used here is that women should use their most effective weapon – female sense or intuition - against the most vulnerable area of a male – his ego. The author mentions as a great peril of modern society that a woman will not ask for help from a man lest he get the idea that she fancies him; a man will not joke around with a woman lest he is accused of sexual harassment. Danny has provided fifty specific self-defense tips to help keep women out of trouble and danger, in addition to scores of techniques of a general nature.

Goju: The Roar of the Tigress by Danny Gwira is a holistic look at the issue of female safety. The author, over and above the specific cases of self defense, looks at the vulnerable areas of males in all possible scenarios, and recommends an effective female response in each case. The approach recommended of taking a rather oblique position of attack, in many cases by diverting the attacker's energy, looks to be beneficial for optimum use of resources, more so for women as they are more often at the receiving end. How effective is this ‘bloodless attack’ needs to be seen. The author has not provided any practical cases as examples. This is a very good book, and clear and concise narration makes it reader friendly.