Because I was in the martial arts for so many years, I forget
that many people do not know simple self-defense rules to
save their life. This post is not meant to display impressive
writing skills but to be a simple, concise help to ladies in making
sure they can save their own life against an attacker. To me, most
of these are common sense. But people don’t seem to use a lot of
that when their life is on the line. So here are some definite things
that will help you ladies, if you are in danger.
1. The oldest defense axiom is true. Avoid dark places alone at
2. If you must go into a potentially compromising situation take
3. Always carry your car keys in your hand, when leaving a
building. Keep the longest, strongest key pointing out from
between your pointing and middle finger. Excellent tool to
blind an assailant with a quick jab to the eyes.
4- If you can not get away from someone going to your car and
it seems that you will not get to your car. Crawl under a car &
yell like crazy. It is nearly impossible for an assailant to get to
you while you are kicking, jabbing and poking while he tries
to get under the car to you.
5- Forget mace. Get a stun gun (if legal where you are). Yes they
work and will disable even the biggest, meanest opponent
long enough for you to get away.
6- There’s a key. Run away. Best way to avoid injury is not to
7- If in your car and you believe you are being followed; call
911, describe the car and drive to the police department.
8- Get a friend. Practice swift disabling strikes to the following
targets. Eyes, throat, groin & knees. Can’t see, can’t fight.
Can’t breathe, can’t fight. Can’t stand up, can’t fight. Can’t
walk, can’t catch you. Do not practice any more than
attacks to these four areas.
9- Practice impacting a foam or bag. Don’t let the moment of
need be the first time you have really hit something.
10- Last but not least. Plan in advance. We have fire alarms in our
homes, air bags on our cars. And yet many people fail to plan
for their own defense. Work on your emergency defense plan.
Find a good self defense class and take it. You do not need
full blown karate and unless you train for a long time this can
confuse you more than it helps you. Find a short, condensed
class for which the only purpose is self-defense against an
Refuse to be Used. Prepare yourself, to defend yourself.