Recently, I was online doing a bit of research regarding the new posts that I would write for the blog when I came across an interesting article on the So Feminine website from the United Kingdom. Basically, this post consisted of several simple moves that every woman should know about when being attacked on the street. I don’t want to be paranoid, but it’s better to be safe than sorry, and so learning how to defend yourself is a good idea if you are a woman.
One of the greatest mistakes that most of us do is that we stop being aware. If you live in a wonderful country such as the United States, for instance, it’s pretty safe to say that you probably feel safe enough when you go out and buy groceries, take the kids to school, drive to work, and any other errands that you might have to do on a regular basis.
The fact of the matter is that the world is not a safe place, any longer, and that’s because crimes happen every day. Whether your potential attacker is strictly interested in stealing your handbag or worse, endangering your physical safety in some way or the other, you simply must know how to escape. Try to keep paying attention to all the spots and people around you whenever you go out. It goes without saying that, should you go out with your girlfriends one evening, it’s very likely that you’re going to have a drink or two, which unfortunately can lead to you being less aware. If that’s the case, be sure to go home with someone you know and trust.
Another tip that I would like to suggest is to use whatever you have available. For example, even 5-inch heels can be quite dangerous when used properly, and your adrenaline levels will inevitably go through the roof if there’s someone threatening you. If you’re in a public place, don’t keep quiet. Scream as hard as your lungs allow you to.
If you have no other means of defending yourself other than attacking your attacker, I recommend aiming at sensitive areas such as the eyes, the nose, the groin, and the throat. Even the knees can be great targets if the person trying to harm you isn’t paying attention. Who knows, maybe he or she might have consumed alcohol, as well.
Don’t be afraid to scratch, pinch, or bite, because some body parts are made to be natural weapons against aggressors. Obviously, being in great shape might even naturally off-put your attacker because he or she might be scared to try to engage in some sort of offense. Don’t be afraid to show off your strength if the occasion arises.
I hope that this article has assisted you and that you might have learned something useful out of it.