Self Defense Tips Everyone Should Know — Especially Ladies!
Self-defense is a critical skill that is necessary in this world to protect yourself and your family.
The ability to protect yourself is necessary as it reduces the chances of being a victim of crime and assault.
Because of this, having a couple of defense skills will reduce your chances of being a victim of unnecessary. When you arm yourself with this knowledge and skills, it’ll increase confidence.
Learn to Say “No”
You need to have it in mind that not everyone who smiles at you have good intentions. This calls for caution when you are approached by strangers.
When a stranger out of the blues start acting nice and offers a helping hand you are not comfortable with, you have the right to say no. Besides, you’ve got to be firm and clear when rejecting them.
This is not surprising as it could be very easy to corner someone when near the wall. It is especially easy when the walls are of a spiky design. All an attacker has to do is carefully follow you from behind and your head on the wall. It is recommended to walk near the main road where people can easily come around your rescue.
Statistics has revealed that in 9 out of every 10 attacks, the victim had a feeling that everything wasn’t okay, but they ignored it. Therefore, the best weapons you can use to protect yourself are your senses especially your sixth sense. Most people, due to the fact that the sixth sense cannot be explained tend to discard it as paranoia.
If you form a habit of following your intuition, you will be able to discern between fear and worry. If you are uneasy about a situation, place or person, try not to discard it. It is better to be safe than sorry!
Some weapons can be very useful when under any form of attack. As a lady, you should have a pepper spray in your bag. Moving around with pocket knife as a man is not a bad idea as well. The essential thing is to know how to deploy these weapons effectively on your attacker to sustain maximum injury.
In your home, these weapons should be kept where they can be easily reached by you without posing any threat to any other person. This is essential to avoid catching you off guard in case of an incident. You can place a gun safe at strategic place in your house that only you can have access to in case of an emergency.
Know your strength and weaknesses
In the body, there are four weakest points — the eyes, groins, throat and knees. If the attacker grabs you from the waist behind, pinch them hard under the arm.
The elbow is the strongest part of your body, use it well if your attacker gets close enough to you. If you end up on the ground, with your leg, you can break free from your attacker.
If you can access his balls, grab them HARD, pull, twist and yank them off. He will be left weak and powerless, and then you can break free.
Should the attack take place at home, finding your way to the kitchen could give you the upper hand. Since it’s your kitchen, chances are you are very familiar with where the knives and other weapon-like objects are placed.
Getting hold of this stuffs and deploying them tactically will give you an upper hand over your assailant.
Bear careful with earpiece
If you use earpiece regularly, you will agree that it isolates you from your surroundings. You have very limited awareness of what is going on in your surroundings.
While using earpiece in your personal environment is good, it is advisable to limit its use outside — especially when you are alone in an unknown street. Listening to loud music via the earpiece will make you an easy target for assailant.
Shake off that mentality that no one is after you, being armed with major self defense tip could mean the difference between life and death. While you might not be able to control what happens in around you, you can make smart decisions and avoid stupid risks. Learn to trust your intuition, look bold and defend yourself.
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