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Even if you’re not athletic, you can still defend yourself. Some people say that there are three basic self defense tactics. Your strategy might be to employ one type self defense tactic or to use a combination of a few.
You can watch self defense videos if you want to learn more about these tactics. If you are a visual person, self defense videos will also help you to learn how to protect yourself.
First of all you should understand what the three basic tactics are. Doing so will help you determine what self defense class you should attend or what video you should watch. Here’s a brief overview.
You may be able to prevent an attack if you walk, talk and move with confidence. Assailants usually look for targets who seem weaker than they are. Part of preventing an attack means learning how to communicate a position of power using verbal and non-verbal cues. If you seem powerful, a would-be assailant will simply back down or even look for another target. There are visual cues that you can use, such as walking with your keys stuck between your fingers or simply walking with your head up and using eye contact. This tells an attacker that you know how to defend yourself.
Be sure to use this strategy along with other tactics as these preventative measures can go a long way in avoiding a violent confrontation.
There are some moves you can use to stun your attacker for a moment, giving you a small amount of time to escape. This will include finger jabs, kicks to the groin, and hits to the face and jaw. You can also use your elbows to hit your attacker’s solar plexus. Step down hard on their instep. These moves may cause your attacker to let go or loosen their grip. And this is when you start running. Remember that you will have to move fast. You might end up running several blocks in order to find a safe place to stop. If you’re wearing high heels, ditch them or throw them at your attacker.
This last strategy focuses on doing major damage to your attacker. Instead of stunning someone by kicking them in the shins, go for their knees to cause enough damage to stop them from coming after you. To incapacitate an attacker, you will need knowledge and training.
Remember that you can use a single strategy or combine them for a stronger self defense. Do whatever works for you. Take a couple of classes that utilize these strategies and try them out to see which suits you best. Watch a couple of videos. The important thing is to find a tactic or combination of tactics that you would be comfortable executing.
Always keep yourself alert. Run through possible scenarios in your head; picturing an attack. Always keep an eye on your surroundings. If someone seems like trouble and you can avoid them, do it. Cross the street to avoid running into shady characters. Don’t go down dark alleys alone. Always remember that your safety is in your own hands. So do everything that you can in order to protect yourself.
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There is something awfully puzzling about an increasing number of self defense videos these days. It’s almost like they want the art of defending yourself to be as difficult as possible. Surely this doesn’t make sense. After all, wouldn’t it be much better to make things easy so more people would buy the video? Seemingly not. The only conclusion that can be drawn from all of this is the fact that self defense must be seen as a major obstacle so they can justify charging high prices for videos. Defending yourself is really not that difficult at all and only a few maneuvers are required. This is not to say it is an effortless procedure. Students must pay attention to the instructor, practice often and remain dedicated to see the best possible results.
How often have you seen an instructor attempt to show a multi-punch combination … to novices? Self defense videos like this are all over the place and are spreading faster than any virus. They instill fear into your mind by describing street thugs as some sort of indestructible monster that can only be defeated using these very special techniques. Marketing gimmick alert! A street attacker is just like you or me only more cowardly. Yes, you read that right. They prey on weak and defenseless people because they are scared of having a real fight. In actual fact, the second you start to retaliate is the moment they realize a mistake has been made. More often than not, they will flee before you get the chance to inflict even more humiliation upon their person.
The average attacker is no better than a schoolyard bully. Therefore, why do you need complex moves to beat him? The simple answer is: you don’t. We have already established that most attackers are not all that skilled with their fists and a simple coordinated attack is enough to knock them out of their stride. Almost every attacker will swing for you wildly if they haven’t already grabbed you from behind. This means there will be a half a dozen targets to aim for. A simple two or three punch combination to their abdomen will probably knock the wind and fight out of them. Self defense videos that fail to teach you this should be relegated to the garbage heap.
Another reason against teaching complex moves is the frenetic nature of street combat. The fact you are a victim in the attack means you will not get any time to prepare yourself against the incoming assault. This makes it unlikely in the extreme that you will be able to remember the combination let alone execute it. There is no reason for self defense videos to teach moves that cause confusion in the trainee’s mind. Keeping it simple means no hesitation which equals far better results.
The first rule about self defense videos is never to buy one that doesn’t have a money back guarantee. You should have a 30 or 60 day window where you can return the video and this is ample time to find out if it’s useful or pointless. If the instructor fails to start with the basics then you know it would be a waste of time to proceed any further with that video.