Republica - Republica Star Learned Martial Arts Over Fan Fears

Republica frontwoman Saffron took up martial arts to help her deal with overzealous fans.

The British singer was left fearing for her life when a man sneaked into her room at a hotel in Germany in 1998 after convincing staff he was a friend and needed a spare key.

Saffron reveals, "It was like a horror film. I was half-asleep, my eyes were flickering and then I saw the door opening. I jumped out of bed and started screaming."

She suffered another scary run-in with fans when a group of men picked her up in a nightclub and attempted to carry her out of the door, and she admits the incidents spurred her on to learn self-defence techniques.

Saffron, whose mother has Chinese heritage, tells Britain's The Independent newspaper, "I have always had a call to the east because of my background and I got into it because I was curious. It's a female style of Kung Fu designed by a nun... The moves they use in (movie Kill Bill) are based on Wing Chun. It gives you inner confidence, so if somebody comes into your space you can dissolve the situation. I think it's calmed me down a lot."


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