Reader Han Lip emailed us and we decided to share his story. below is an abstract from his message.
.....was always the skinny and weak kid in class. my elder brother for my birthday got me 2 nice self defence rings.
i wore them for the style everywhere i went.
in 15 november i was at suntec having dinner. 3 ah bengs approached me and demand i pay them $20 for "staring" at them....i was like....???look around me need to pay money meh?
One of them began abusive and started slapping my face. that was when i punched him under his jaw. The ring that i wore tore through muscle and skin and i heard an animal scream. His two friends rushed forward like a pack of dogs sensing a kill and i warded off a few blows all the while frailing and trying to fight back....my ring gave them nasty scratches and they decided to withdraw and run.
i never looked back and i now had new respect for the two rings i own. It certainly saved my life and gave me an advantage in a fight i would normally lose.