Do You Know How to Protect Yourself? Self-Defense for Women
Violence is more used against women, because they are thought to be weak and unable to fight or even to do anything to protect themselves from being attacked. Violence against women is not limited to streets and other places outside home, it also happens inside homes as when it is known that there is a woman alone inside her home, the risk of attacking her increases. All of this makes it necessary for every woman to know how to defend herself. It is not enough to escape from the one who attacks you, you have to face and fight and it is your right to stay alive. You have to arm and train yourself to be prepared for any sudden attack that is not expected and can end your life. You can use self-defense tools and there are also other moves that should be learnt to protect yourself.
– You can protect yourself from being attacked through avoiding being alone especially in the places that are dark and not safe to walk in.
– Bring a large and dangerous dog that can protect you from strangers and their attacks especially at home. You have to train your dog well in order not to attack other friendly people. The dog’s barking is enough for scaring anyone who thinks to attack you.
– Even if you are really weak and do not have the strength to fight, do not show your weakness or that you give up in order not to make it easier for the one who attacks you to use more violence against you and easily kill you.
– The strongest weapon that you can use is your mind, so do not neglect it especially when you do not have a weapon in your hand. You can use your mind to take advantage of the surroundings or to escape to protect yourself from being injured.
– The first thing to do when you are attacked is to use your teeth to bite the attacker. You can also scream especially if you are in a place where there are people around you.
– Using self-defense tools such as tasers and stun guns which are battery-powered guns that shock the one who attacks you with electric shocks to make the attacker unable to move for a short time which gives you the chance to escape. Using tasers and stun guns does not require spending a long time to learn how to use them as they are easy-to-use devices that are safe for you. Stun guns need direct contact with the attacker, but the tasers do not.
– One of the most known and effective tools with which you can arm yourself is the pepper spray of course that is made of chile pepper and its secret comes from the chemical ingredient that it contains and is called capsaicin which makes the pepper hot. The more the pepper spray contains this ingredient, the hotter and the more effective it will be. The pepper will make the attacker go blind for a short time that is enough for you to save your life. The amount of capsaicin in chili is measured through Scoville scale and is expressed by what is called Scoville Heat Units.
– You can use a gun, but before using it, you will first need to learn how it is used in order not to harm yourself. You have to choose the most appropriate gun for you and you need to consider the size and type in order to make it more effective.
– There are also metal weapons such as the knives that are familiar to women since they are always used in the kitchen and women know how to grip them.
– Be awake while you are walking in the street in order not to be attacked suddenly and do not distract your attention through using your mobile phone or listening to music.
– Do not unlock your car while you are still away from it because an attacker may jump into the car without being noticed to attack you when you are inside.
– In order to keep yourself safe when you date someone and have a drink with him, use date rape drug test strips. They are used to test the drink to make sure that it is safe and does not contain any harmful substances.
– Learn tactics and techniques that are especially designed for women and are presented through different self-defense moves.