Self-defense (self-defence in some varieties of English) is a countermeasure that involves defending the health and well-being of oneself from harm. The use of the right of self-defence as a legal justification for the use of force in times of danger is available in many jurisdictions.
The 4 A’s of Self Defence.
- Attitude: First you must walk with confidence, regardless of where you are. Shoulders back, head up and focused on where you’re going (and not on your phone). Most victims are people who seem insecure or helpless. It’s sort of like a self fulfilling prophecy, act like you’re vulnerable and you will become one. Walking with your head up, shows that you’re in control and you know where you’re going.
- Awareness: Know your surroundings. Where you are and knowing your surroundings is an important aspect of self defence, especially if you’re in public places. Take notice of who is walking in front of you, beside you and behind you. Noticing your surrounding gives you time to think and react rather than being caught off guard.
- Avoidance: The best self defence is having to avoid confrontation altogether.
- Action: If there is ever a chance that you’re being attacked and you need to fight for yourself, remember we are instinctive creatures. While you will learn the basics of self defence, such as kicking, punching, loosening grabs and holds in martial arts school, you have many natural tools at your disposal. Such as head butts and scratching, gouging the eyes and screaming to get out of danger. At the end of the day, it’s about your survival and there is no perfect way of defending yourself. In a street fight anything goes and if it’s unwarranted attack, you must do whatever it takes to defend yourself. The most important thing is you coming home safely to your family.
Some Self-Defence Techniques
1. know the vulnerable places: It doesn’t matter how big or heavy your attacker is because you can beat anyone if you know where the most vulnerable spots are. The main ones are the eyes, nose, throat, chest, knees, and groin.
You can attack in any way you want, but to be on the safe side, you need to remember that the most effective moves are aimed at these areas.
2. The simplest and most effective move: One of the best moves that will make any giant whimper or drop to his knees is grabbing the wrist. Grab his little finger and his ring finger with one hand, and his middle and index finger with the other and bend the wrist forward.
If you can’t grab your opponent’s hand, hit him with a fist or with a finger between the collarbones or into his Adam’s apple.This will allow you to disorient your opponent enough that it will take him a long time to come back to his senses.
The most obvious area for an attack is the groin. All self-defense courses advise aiming for this area.
Hitting this area will literally paralyze the attacker and you will have just enough time to escape.
3. If you were grabbed from the front: If you were grabbed from the front and you can’t lift your hands, do the following: move your hands forward and make a fist in front of your pelvis. This will create enough room between you and the attacker.
After that, hit the attacker’s nose with your forehead.This will make the attacker move away from you. Now hit him in the groin with your knee.
If there is still some room between you and the attacker, there is a way you can protect yourself using your palm. Straighten your left arm and hit the attacker on his chin and nose with your right arm. Then, hit him in the groin. This way the attacker will be disoriented for a long time and he won’t be able to move.
4. How to free your hands: You can easily escape a stronghold if you remember the “rule of thumb”: rotate your arm to the side of the attacker’s thumb.
If he is holding your arm tightly, rotate your wrist toward the thumb. When your arm is under the attacker’s, pull your arm as strongly as you can.
I hope this will be of help to anyone that needs it.