Crash course for lady’s to be safe against Attack.

Because I have been in the martial arts for so many years, it is

easy to forget that many people do not know simple self-defense

rules to save their life.  I have used the techniques I know, in many

times and places to help others in danger.

This post is not meant to display impressive writing skills but to

be a simple, concise guide to help people, especially ladies to make

sure they can save their own life against an attacker.  To me, most

of these are common sense. But many 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 to avoid danger and to know

what to do, when  you are in danger.

woman's knee to groin and double block to face

1. The oldest defense axiom is true. Avoid dark places alone at


2. If you must go into a potentially compromising situation take

a friend.

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. This is an Excellent tool

to blind an assailant with a quick jab to the eyes.

using car keys for safety

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.

stun gun use on an attacker

6-  Run away. The Best way to avoid injury is not to be there.

7- The elbow is one of the strongest points on your body. If you

     are close enough to use it, do so!

8 – If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, 

DO NOT HAND IT TO HIMToss it away from you….

Chances are that he is more interested in your wallet or

purse than you, and he will go for it.

RUN immediately and fast in  THE OTHER DIRECTION.

9- If you are thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out the

back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start

waving vigorously..  The driver won’t see you, but everybody

else will. This saves lives.

10- Women have a tendencyto get into their cars

after shopping, eating, working, etc., and just sit

(doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc. DON’T!)

Predatorwatch and this is the perfect opportunity for

them to get in on the passenger side, put a gun to your head,

and tell you where to go.. AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR


dilly dallying and staying too long in a parking lot

Think safe, act fast, don’t tarry       …………………………

11 – If someone is in the car with a gun to your head;


Instead gun the engine and speed into anything,

wrecking the car. Your Air Bag will save you. If the

person is in the back seat they will get the worst of it .

As soon as the car crashes bail out and run.  It is better 

than having them find your body in a remote location.

12 – Important thoughts about getting into your car in a

parking lot, or parking garage:

    a. ) Be aware: look around you, look into your car,

at the passenger side floor and in the back seat.

    b.) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car

from the passenger door. Serial killers often attack their

victims by pulling them into their vans while women

are attempting to get into their cars.

    c.) Look at the car parked on the driver’s side of your

vehicle,and the passenger side… If a male is sitting alone

in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back

into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to

walk you back out. IT IS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY.

danger of attackers in parking lots

13 – ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs.

Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot.

This is especially true at NIGHT!)

14 –  If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control,

ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target)

4 in 100 times; and even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ.

RUN, if possible in a zig -zag pattern!

15 – Most women are always sympathetic in nature. STOP being 

this way, when you are alone. It may get you raped, or killed…

Never stop to lend aid, when alone. This sets up many, many 


Remember: Ted Bundy, one of America’s most notorious serial killer.

He was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on

the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a

limp, and often asked ‘for help’ into his vehicle or with his vehicle, 

which is when he abducted his victims.  

Ted Bundy

16 -Do not go outside, if you hear a crying baby on her porch at night,

‘Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door..’ There have been several 

reports of a serial killer using a baby’s recorded cry to coax women

out of their homes. – – Recently, there have been reports of babies

left on the side of the road, as a lure to coax women to help them;

while the attacker hides observing nearby. 

17.  If you wake up in the middle of the night to hear all your taps

outside running or what you think is a burst pipe, DO NOT GO

OUT TO INVESTIGATE! These people turn on all your

outside taps full ball so that you will go out to investigate and

then attack. Stay alert, keep safe, and look out for your neighbors!

18 – If in your car and you believe you are being followed; call

911, describe the car and drive to the police department.

19- Get a friend, to help you work on practical self defense

techniques. 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, unless you are a skilled martial


attack vital targets

20 – Practice impacting a foam or bag, with a board behind

it. Don’t let the moment of need, be the first time you have

really hit something.

21 – If you are approached for money walking down the street, never 

stop and give change or go into your purse or wallet. Keep walking

without stopping  or acknowledging.

21 – 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 and become

well skilled. Find a short, condensed class for which the only

purpose is self-defense against an attacker.

self defense attack points

22 – Last but not least. Consider a  good fire arm. Attend more

than just the required conceal and carry class, if you get one.

Learn the proficient, safe use of it; if you choose this route for



Refuse to be Used. Prepare yourself, to defend yourself.

When your life is on the line, be ready to save it.


2012 Karate Plaque

Sensei Tim is available to come speak to your outdoor or martial

arts group… Call 336-688-7538

Sensei Tim, in between techniques

Sensei Tim, in between techniques


About timothygrantcarter

Author, Trainer, Pastor, Spiritual Coach, Inspirational Speaker, 12 step follower Thinker, Entrepreneur, Outdoorsman, Hunter, Fisherman, Gardener, and Shotokan YonDan (5th degree black belt). Visionary; Maker of original sayings, slogans and giver of spiritual help. "If God has a pulse, then I can feel it." Nicknamed "Slam" / Creator of #Slamism ... 's on Twitter @cccdynapro
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