Self Defense is not about winning a fight, but how to avoid one.
Aware. Awareness is on of the most important things in self
defense. By being aware of your surroundings, many threats on
the streets can be avoided.
Don’t daydream, stay alert and tuned into your surroundings
Never act or look like an easy target – Look Confident
Project confidence and alertness. Communicate the message that
you’re calm, confident and know where you’re going. Stand tall,
walk purposefully and make quick eye contact with people around
Don’t us an IPod when walking in isolated areas
Don’t presume that because your area has been “safe”: thus far,
that it will continue to be so.
Trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe in an area, leave or
Take 15 to 30 seconds to observe your destination area before
Go with your gut! If something doesn't
feel right, if anything raises the hair on the back of your
neck, escape the situation immediately. You may feel like
an idiot but don't worry about it.
In Your Car
Danger areas are stepping out of your car either
at home or in isolated areas, and also walking to your car
Always approach your vehicle with the keys ready
Always check your car before entering
Never go below ¼ tank of gas
Park in well lit areas
Look for persons under your car or in nearby vehicles
Always lock the doors in your car and home immediately after
entering or exiting
Controlling fear can mean the difference between life
What is Fear?
unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or
awareness of danger
Reason for alarm
Turn the panic into reaction and the attacker has no idea who he
is dealing with. Turn it against him and that is true power.
When fear is triggered the brain releases ad floods the
bloodstream with things like adrenaline, endorphins and cortisol;
the pupils dilate to sharpen vision; the heart beats heavily up
to 5 times its normal rate; the lungs expand to get more oxygen
into the blood stream; glucose from the liver is metabolized to
create instant energy. At this point the body is ready for
Fear is a system overload stimulated by your perception of the
perceived danger or threat. It is an emotional response to a
Mentally fear can be overwhelming. Fear often turns to panic
which consumes the mind and paralyzes the body. But with
awareness and focus the person can weather the chemical storm
going on in their body and channel the survival instinct for
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