Violence has been increasing in the US and around the world; especially in the last two decades. Many are financially hurting and that means some will become desperate and try to take money and food from others. However, we don’t have to become victims of those who want to take what we have; we can learn self defense moves such as unarmed combat methods and be more proficient on how to safely handle firearms.
One defense move that works well is gouging a person’s eyes. This is probably one of the easiest and safest techniques to use when you find yourself in a precarious situation. This method works the best by spreading your fingers out, so that you can hit a person’s eyes and then jabbing quickly at their face. Their first reaction will be to move back; which will give you an opportunity to punch them hard in the stomach or to run away. By gouging their eyes, you can permanently disable them; perhaps for the rest of their lives. Practice this move in front of a mirror by aiming for your own eyes. This will give you a better idea of how to aim for a person’s eyes.
Another defense move is slapping a person’s ear. Grab or hit their ears and it will shock them. By slapping a person’s ears, it will cause them great pain and will put them off balance and allow you to attack again or run quickly away; if possible.
Hitting a person’s throat is another effective defensive move. Keep in mind, a person’s throat is a very fragile and vulnerable place to attack. Hitting a person hard in the throat can potentially cause damage to the throat. Some defense experts say to only do this if you or someone else’s life is in extreme danger.
Biting is another defense move and works best if you are struggling with a person on the ground; where you are in close range with him or her. A person’s skin is extremely sensitive and the pain of the bite may cause him to retreat or give you time to get away. It is important to note that biting could either give you an infection or give an infection to someone else.
Still another defensive move is breaking someone’s fingers. Fingers can be broken easily and can cause great pain. To make this work, grab ahold of their finger, bend their fingers as far back as possible and do it quickly. This will prevent them from using their hands and in the meantime, try gouging their eyes or anything else that will cause them pain.
Another defensive move is using the heel of your palm to strike up under his nose. This is most effective by throwing the entire weight of your body into the move. This will cause a great deal of pain and force him to loosen his grip on you.
It is important to note that a person’s knee is another defensive target and quite vulnerable to pain. A person’s knee is vulnerable from many angles and can be easily kicked without the risk of your foot being grabbed. Kicking the side of the knee will cause injury to your attacker and may even incapacitate him. By kicking the front of the knee, you can cause more injury but it may not cause the person to become imbalanced.
Everyday objects that you and I carry around with us; can also be used as self-defensive objects. If an attack occurs outside, toss some dirt of sand into an attacker’s eyes or spray perfume or hairspray into an attacker’s eyes. If you have an umbrella handy, use it to slap them across the face or hit them in the groin.
Most importantly, prevention is the best way to defend yourself from an attack. Keep in mind; attackers are looking for vulnerable targets. Several safety tips will prevent you from being in harm’s way such as keeping your keys in your hand as you approach your car or door, changing your route and times of travel, parking in well-lit areas and always being aware of your surroundings. Self-defense classes can be very helpful because they can show you various defensive measures; measures that will help you feel less vulnerable and anxious in public.
There are many benefits in knowing how to defend yourself such as strengthening your muscles, improving your balance and coordination and getting a good heart workout. Self-defense classes are also effective in improving your physical and mental state; as well as increasing your flexibility and stamina. These group classes can also give you an opportunity to meet with new people and develop new friendships.
To conclude, defense moves can be helpful and may save your life or the life of someone you love. Check out some self defense classes, practice some or all of the above moves and find the peace and joy that will come; knowing you are prepared should an attack occur near or away from your home. A site that is helpful in choosing a self defense training program is End The Fight Now. There you will find reviews of several different programs. It’s important that you get some kind of training so it doesn’t matter which program you choose, as long as you get some training.