Personal Safety Techniques - Avoid Being a Victim
Everyday when we pick up the paper or turn the news on, we hear or read about someone else falling victim to crime. It is important for all of us to arm ourselves with safety information and know that there are things we can do to protect ourselves. Then, after we learn how we can protect ourselves we need to practice them everyday.
If it's your property the robber wants, give it up. You can replace your purse or car. Just be calm and get a good description of the robber and / or his car so you can tell the authorities. But, if it's You he wants, have a plan in mind to survive.
There are three main reasons why women are easy targets for random acts of violence.
2. Body Language
3. Wrong Place at the Wrong Time
Many of us today are trying to stay healthy and fit so we jog or walk on a regular basis. So while we are exercising it is important for us to know some things we can do to keep ourselves safe.
There is one last point that needs to be addressed. As women, we are always sympathetic and we try to help Everyone. We have to STOP doing that! Don't get caught up in this trap. Too many women have been kidnapped, raped and murdered because they wanted to help a stranger. If you find yourself in this situation of someone trying to kidnap you, you should know, most victims don't come back alive. So, have a plan in mind of what you are going to do to save yourself, run in the opposite direction while blowing your safety whistle or yell loudly, throw yourself on the ground becoming a dead weight, or fake an illness. These are ways to resist your attacker that don't involve fighting, but if they don't work fighting may be your only option. No matter what your age of physical condition, it is important to understand that you can and should defend yourself physically if it is your last option. Statistics clearly show that your odds of survival are far greater if you Do fight back. Aim for the eyes first and the groin second. Use the element of surprise to your advantage. Strike quickly and mean business. You may only get one chance! It is important for all of us to empower ourselves with safety information. Remember to use common sense and learn to trust your instinct. Should you find yourself in a struggle for survival, do not give up or give in to fear. Turn your body's fear into rage to stop your attacker. Your goal is to make it home alive. Everything else is secondary. Don't think an attack can ever happen to YOU!