SELF-DEFENSE Check-up – King Tiger Martial Arts Chesapeake
Summer is such a wonderful time of year no matter where you live. People go outside more and enjoy evening outings. Guess who else loves the warmer weather? Criminals love to use this time of year to exercise their nefarious skills. Below are a few self-defense reminders. How many more can you remember? Why not make a self-defense refresher course an annual summer event? Don’t forget to invite a friend to join you.
The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough, use it!
If you are thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and wave like crazy. The driver won’t see you, but everybody else will.
If you believe someone is following you, turn around and look. Looking at a person, especially if you make eye contact, gives you important information about his or her appearance and intent. It also signals that you are alert and will not be an easy target.
If a thief asks for your wallet, don’t hand it to him. Toss it away from you. The thief is probably more interested in your wallet than you and will go for the easy money. Run in the opposite direction!
When you get in your car, lock the door, and drive away. Don’t get in and do things like check your cell phone or look through bags. An attacker can use this opportunity to get in the passenger side, put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go.
Before getting in your car, look in your car, on the passenger side floor, and in the back seat.
Avoid using ATMs in isolated areas and don’t display, carry or brag about large amounts of cash.
If someone grabs you, you might not be stronger, but you can be smarter. If you are grabbed from behind, around the waist, pinch the attacker either under the arm between the elbow and armpit or on the upper inner thigh—HARD! Try pinching yourself; it hurts!
Of course, the usual common sense things still apply. Always be aware of your surroundings, take someone with you if you can, if you see any odd behavior, don’t dismiss it, go with your instincts. You may feel a little silly at the time, but you’d feel much worse if the guy really was trouble.
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