Selfie-Defense: Your Selfie Stick Makes An Excellent Self-Defense Weapon (Video)

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Selfie sticks may be doing more harm than good.

No, we aren't talking about all the bad angles and terrible photos they take (or how ridiculous you look using one), we are talking about all the crime they are encouraging.

As the Russian website M24 reports, because tourists in Moscow using the sticks have become such easy targets for muggers, the Metropolitan Center of Martial Arts (M-PROFI) has started offering instruction on how to use the selfie stick as a self-defense weapon.

Instructors at the school are teaching selfie-defense students using improvised combat techniques, The Telegraph reports, to help them take down would-be assailants.

Check out a video from the class showing off a few of the moves, below.

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Citations: Self-defence class in Russia uses selfie stick as weapon (The Telegraph)