6 Safety Tips For Women
1 AWARENESS IS KEY
This is your first line of defense. True self-defense begins long before any are subjected to actual physical contact. The first, and most important, component in self-defense is awareness. always make a point of being aware of your surroundings. This includes people that you walk past, vehicles driving slowly. Stay in high traffic areas where you can and always ensure that a family member knows where you are going and when you expect to get back.
The criminal’s primary strategy is to use the advantage of surprise. They are adept at choosing targets who appear to be unaware of what is going on around them.
2. USE YOUR GUT FEEl.
Gut instinct, or whatever you call it, is a powerful subconscious insight into situations and people. All of us, especially women, have this gift. Learn to trust this power and use it to your full advantage. Avoid a person or a situation which does not “feel” safe — you’re probably right.
3. TAKE SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES.
Unless you want to train in martial arts, I suggest staying away from it . It is far better to take a self defense class that includes simulated assaults, with a fully padded instructor in realistic rape and attack scenarios, to allow you to practice what you’ve learned. Your primary objective is to get away from your attacker as soon as possible. You do not want to get involved in a prolonged struggle. Krav Maga and Systema are two good choices to look at .
4. ESCAPE IS ALWAYS YOUR BEST OPTION.
if you are confronted by an attacker or predator always try to follow these steps:
- Do not go with him/her.
- Do not get into a car although it will help if you obey some commands.
- You are more likely to be badly hurt if you go with the predator that if you run away
- Make a noise, yell for help, throw a rock through a store or car window — do whatever you can to attract attention.
- If the attacker is after your purse,handbag or other items, throw them in one direction while you run in another direction.
5. YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO DEFEND YOURSELF.
No matter how much you try to avoid it, the time will come where you have to fight to protect yourself. The odds of survival are far greater if you do fight back. Aim for the eyes, nose and the groin. Use the element of surprise. If your attacker goes down, run and get away from the situation. shout for help.
6. PEPPER SPRAY IS NOT ALWAYS EFFECTIVE
Pepper spray, is not always effective and statistics show that 15% of individuals will not be incapacitated even by a full-face spray. Never depend on any self-defense tool or weapon to stop an attacker. Trust your body and your wits, which you can always depend on in the event of an attack.