Self-defense: Nowadays, women are not safe at all in our society. It’s a fundamental issue to be addressed. We read and watch many incidents including rape, torture, eve-teasing, and different other reports on TV, newspapers, and social media regularly.
The most effective body parts to hit
(This is no time to be civil. In a physical confrontation that calls for self-defense, it’s hurt or be hurt.) So aim for the parts of the body where you can do the most damage easily: the eyes, nose, ears, neck, groin, knee, and legs.
Pay attention to your surroundings
‘Be aware of your surroundings —don’t be on your cellphone when you’re walking to your car or street,’ experts said. Women also should present strong body language and walk confidently, said Melissa Salt, a martial-arts expert who teaches self-defense techniques.
How to stay safe if you aren’t physically able to protect yourself.
However, if you don’t feel confident you’re able to physically handle an attacker, take these precautions:
● Stay in a well-lit public area. Don’t go home or turn away from crowds. Walk into a store or a coffee shop and ask for help.
● Call the police. Find a well-lit public area.
● Carry protection. Whether pepper spray, a personal safety alarm, or a lipstick taser, self-defense tools can help you feel more at ease.
8 self-defense moves every woman needs to know
Using your car keys is one of the easiest ways to defend yourself. Don’t use your fingernails, because you’re more at risk to injure your hands. Instead, if you feel unsafe while walking at night, have your keys stick out from one side of your fist for hammer strikes.
If someone is coming at you from the front, a groin kick may deliver enough force to paralyze your attacker, making your escape possible.
Heel palm strike
This move can cause damage to the nose or throat. To execute, get in front of your attacker as much as is possible.
If your attacker is in close range and you’re unable to get enough momentum to throw a strong punch or kick, use your elbows.
Alternative elbow strikes
Depending on how you’re standing when you’re initially attacked, you may be in a better position for variations on the elbow strike.
Escape from a ‘bear hug attack’
For cases where the attacker is coming from behind, you’ll want to use this move. Focus on getting low and creating space to free yourself.
Escape with hands trapped
If your attacker comes from behind and traps your arms (this is similar to a bear hug, but you won’t be able to move as freely), here’s what to do:
1. The first reaction should be to stop your attacker’s arms from going higher into a headlock. Shift your hips to one side. This gives an opening for strikes to the groin with open-handed slaps.
2. Bring your hand back up to your arms and raise your opposite elbow to turn into the wrap. Keep your arms tight to your chest as you’re turning in.
3. Stay aggressive with your knees and other counterattacks until you can disengage.
Escape from a side headlock
When the attacker locks their arm around your head from the side, your first instinct should be to avoid getting choked.
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