There are many tips and tricks you can learn when it comes
to self defense. You should learn as much as you can so that when you are
approached by an attacker you have what it takes to fight off the person. You
can learn through local self defense instructors or you can even purchase DVDs
and videos for training on your own. These are effective methods that will
teach you the basics of fighting off an attacker in different circumstances.
Once you learn the techniques you should practice them on a regular basis. This
will ensure you are good at them and you will be more prepared to use them when
you need to.
When you are considering personal protection it is important
to be aware of your surroundings at all times. Many people who are coming out
of the grocery store and mugged are the ones that don’t pay attention to what
is going on around them. Look around for people following you, standing around
by your car, and that just don’t look right. Don’t hitchhike because you don’t
know the drivers of the vehicles. Also, avoid places that the crime rate is bad
or if they look sketchy. Don’t look like an easy target for the criminals. Hold
your head up high and be confident and pay attention to the things going on
When you are finally forced to put your self defense
techniques into action you must do so. Don’t be afraid to scream as loud as you
can, kick, bite, and do everything. You must get away because it may be the
last hour of your life if you do not. If the person has a gun and they tell you
that they are going to shoot you if you scream, but to come with them, they
will most likely harm you when you get to where he takes you. Make as much
noise as possible and you become the aggressor. Show the person you are not
afraid of them. When most criminals find the person is not afraid of them they
will not commit the crime.
Use personal protection devices for self defense such as a
Taser, Stun Gun or pepper spray. You should purchase them and carry them on
your person. Do not put them deep into the depths of your handbag or your
briefcase and have no idea where the pepper spray is or how to use it. Know
exactly how to use things like pepper spray, stun guns and Tasers. Also, at
night it is okay to have these devices in your hand while you walk down the
street. Be prepared to use them. It could save your life.