Self-defence tricks can assist in combating violent criminals. These tactics and techniques help guard against ATM robbery, street robbery, and workplace crimes.
Always take busy roads especially during odds hours:
Drive with all your doors locked and windows rolled up. If you are being followed on the road, remember to stay on busy streets with lots of people around so that help is imminent when needed. Parking your car in isolated places or leaving your car can be the worst mistake you can make.
Strike at the nose with the heel of your palm:
A swift blow to the nose will help you escape. If your attacker is charging towards you, hit the nose with the heel of your palm using all the strength you’ve got. This will cause immense pain and will temporarily disorient them, allowing you time to call for help or escape.
Use Pepper Spray:
This is an effective self-defence alternative. Some formulations are powerful enough to cause tearing, irritation and even temporary blindness when sprayed directly into the eyes. This trick works best when your attacker is charging towards you. Keep a can of pepper spray in your purse and in the glove compartment of your car for emergencies.
Use Everyday Objects as Weapons:
You can use anything around you for elf-defence. Like a set of keys wedged between your fingers like brass knuckles can deliver a crippling blow. If you are attacked at home, run to the kitchen and grab anything like a rolling pin, heavy ladle or a knife. Just remember to be quick!
Install an app on your phone that can immediately notify your family or friends if something goes wrong.
App like SmartWatcher offers Continuous Safety Monitoring for a $0.99-per-month upgrade. This feature periodically asks you whether you’re safe—if you don’t respond, it alerts your safety network. SmartWatcher tracks your location to help you stay safe. This app is useful whether you often walk home alone at night or live in a dangerous neighborhood. More options are Circle of 6, React Mobile, bSafe etc.
Get Loud and Push Back:
As soon as the attacker touches you or it’s clear that escape isn’t possible, shout loudly (“BACK OFF!”) and push back at him or her (for simplicity’s sake we’re going to use “him” for the rest of the article, although your opponent could be female). This does two things: it signals for help and it lets the attacker know you’re not an easy target.
Use your Body Weight.
No matter your size, weight, or strength in relation to your opponent, you can defend yourself by strategically using your body and the simple law of physics. This is the principle behind martial arts systems like Jujitsu and other self-defense programs where a smaller person can defeat a larger one.
Remember, if you feel you need the help of emergency services, don’t hesitate to call 911.