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Date: Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 11:23 AM
Subject: 15 Self Defense Tips for women.
men will never understand what it is like being a woman alone on the
street. Where men walk with confidence, certain they can deal with most
physical threats, a woman doesn't have that sense of confidence. Many
women are scared every day, because they know that if a man decides to
attack them, they won't stand a chance against his enhanced strength.
is why women carry pepper spray and rape whistles, but even those only
work part of the time, and that's if the woman had time to get to them.
It's just as important to be aware of a few simple tips and techniques
that can help you escape or survive your attack unmolested.
Here are 15 tips and tricks to help you out if the worst happens:
1. Show that you're aware:
the environment that you are aware of what's happening around you.
Potential assailants prefer women that seem distracted or preoccupied.
If you look assertive and aware, they might never initiate the assault.
2. Prepare your body:
you sense danger, immediately go to a starting fighting position. Move
your hands close to your chest, place your right foot a bit ahead of the
left and tilt your body forward. Your body is now ready for a physical
3. Don't let the hair get in the way:
Many attackers will choose the hair as an easy target to grab. It's better to let your hair out and tuck it into your collar.
4. Have a weapon to reach for:
umbrella, a set of keys or a pen can make all the difference in a
moment of crisis. Remember where they are and be prepared to draw them
if you feel threatened.
5. Call for help:
for help may not provide it but it may scare the attacker enough to
allow you to escape. Many women get confused and don't know what to
scream. Shouting 'fire' for instance, can be better and more attention
grabbing than simply yelling 'help'.
6. Know the weak spots in the body:
you do find yourselves in a physical confrontation, you can scratch,
pull, hit or grab, as you aim directly to one of the five weak spots:
Eyes, nose, neck, knees and groin!
7. Don't be scared to fight:
women are scared to strike back because they are scared of their
assailant's anger, or are afraid to hurt themselves. The punch you give
may hurt you, but the pain is minor and if it's enough to allow you to
escape - it's well worth it.
8. Take and opportunity to run:
you've identified a good time to run away from the confrontation, do
it. Escaping is always better than confronting, and these opportunities
will not present themselves a second time.
9. Keep your ears open:
listen to music while walking through a bad neighbourhood, and don't
play things on your cellphone. You should be aware of your surroundings
and be able to hear your attackers coming.
10. Use things around you:
Look for stuff that might scare him away, break a window, turn on a car alarm or let some trash cans fly.
11. Remain calm:
The worst thing is to panic. This is of course a very stressful situation, but keeping your cool will do much more to save you.
How to escape various holds:
1. Chocked from the back:
Use your heel to scratch the attacker's lower leg, inflicting sharp pain he can't ignore.
2. Held from the back:
Hit your head backwards or kick your heel in the direction of the crotch.
3. Head squeeze:
Take hold of his leg to get him to lose his grip and fall.
4. Escaping a choke hold:
down and lean forward. Give him a good head butt on the chin so he
bites his tongue, and finish with a strong kick to the groin.