Real Self Defence: A Few Basic Tips

Real self defence knowledge is more necessary than it has ever been. The world is a dangerous place. It does not matter where you go, you hear stories about terrible things happening to the nicest people. Sometimes it seems like dreadful threats are lurking everywhere you go - in the cities, in the towns and even in the villages.

You're probably thinking that this is a paranoid, pessimistic attitude to take, right?

Maybe yes, maybe no, but if you are female, do you want to take the risk of becoming another awful statistic?

This is where real self defence comes into play because it is better to have practical self defence tools that you do not use than to lack the means of defending yourself when the worst comes to the worst!

Real self defence is a complex subject, though, and there are many powerful, practical techniques and theories that can be learned, but here are a few simple tips on how best to defend against a bigger, stronger opponent.

Maintain your distance. The best means of real self defence is the avoidance of physical confrontation. Whatever the creep says or does, try to maintain and if possible extend the distance between the two of you. The best possible outcome is an easy escape from a dangerous situation, and being able to maintain and control distance can be the key to making this happen.

When there is no alternative to getting physical, remember that:

1) You might not be able to rely on your strength, but a palm slap can help you to escape a potentially dangerous situation. It does not require fine motor control, which is one of the first things to be inhibited in a tense situation, so it is easy to perform. It may not be a strong attack, but a well-timed slap might stun your attacker long enough for you to make a quick escape. You can extend this line of thought to many other forms of attack too; stick with strikes that do not require too much accuracy or complicated movements to be performed effectively. Gouges, rakes, slaps, bites: these are not fancy to look at, but they can be effective means of real self defence for people who lack quality training in more sophisticated methods.

2) A swift kick or knee to the groin of a male opponent, if landed correctly, is guaranteed to weaken even the strongest punk. Real self defence techniques might not be flashy but they work!

Follow these few tips and you will have an advantage over many people who know nothing about real self defence applications, but there is so much more to know. Finding yourself out of your depth in a dangerous situation is not the time nor place to realise how much you do not know, so you owe it to yourself to get informed!

Effective self-defence requires more than just a few "karate moves." It involves the ability to think strategically, and understand how to defend yourself with as little wear-and-tear on you as possible. Especially if you are a woman dealing with a larger, stronger, male assailant.

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