5 Secrets that might save your A#@!
If you’re a martial arts expert, you might disagree with some of these tips. You’ll probably think of better ways to handle these situations. That’s because these 5 quick self-defense tips are geared toward total beginners, and people with no experience in martial arts at all.
If you’re a pro, you have access to a wealth of advanced techniques to keep you safe and sound. However, these tips are designed to teach anyone how to diffuse a situation quickly, and get help.
They’re not fancy, pretty or sophisticated – but they’ll get the job done and keep you safe.
The truth is, most people will never encounter a situation requiring self-defense skills. But knowing martial arts will give you peace of mind, and help you live more confidently – whether you end up using your skills or not.
Okay, on to the tips!
self-defense tip #1:
GFTG: Go for the goods! Nothing stuns a man like a good shot to the groin. This will give you time to escape, and seek help. It’s a common misconception that this doesn’t work on women. In fact, it works nearly as well.
When you’re in a dangerous situation, the most important thing is getting out intact. Stunning your opponent for even a few seconds will give you an opportunity to get away.
Immediately run to a crowded area, in a store, etc. Attackers want you alone, where no one can see what’s going on. By escaping to an area with even a couple of people around, most situations diffuse immediately.
self-defense tip #2:
Many places like malls have security teams. If you’re a single woman, or a single mom with a child, or anyone who feels unsafe walking through a dark parking lot at night – you can ask for an escort. A lot of times you’ll get a free ride in a golf cart, too! 😉
self-defense tip #3:
What to do if someone grabs your hair. In this situation, most people instinctively pull away. In turn, your hair is pulled even more, causing more pain. Here’s what you do.
1. Put your hands on top of the attacker’s hand
2. Push the hand down HARD into your head
3. If the attacker’s hand releases at this point, pull away, and run
4. If the hand doesn’t release, turn, kick them in the groin, and run.
Then immediately seek help.
self-defense tip #4:
Go for the eyes. The eyes are two of the most vulnerable places on the body. It takes very little contact with them to stun someone. Hitting someone in BOTH of their eyes will blind them temporarily, allowing you to escape.
self-defense tip #5:
What to do if someone grabs you from behind:
Simply fall down. Pretend you’re a corpse, and let your entire body weight fall to the floor. Have you ever seen those movies where people try to move a corpse, and it’s nothing short of a backbreaking process?
The same applies to a completely relaxed body. The attacker won’t be able to carry you away quickly, which will buy you time to scream for help, try to hit the groin or eyes, and get away.
The most important thing is to let your legs collapse under you, which makes you hard to carry. This will also put a lot of pressure against the attacker’s hands. Using your own arms, you can break the hold, and run.
I hope these 5 Quick Self-defense Tips stay with you, but are never needed!Steve Doss Head Trainer Impact Strong