98% of Physical Assaults Can be Prevented if You Know these Things
Most people think that self-defense is simply being able to fight back and protect yourself physically. However, there are other ways to defend yourself, both physically and non-physically. In this post, we’ll explore some of the different ways you can protect yourself, both physically and emotionally. We’ll also discuss how to find a class or instructor that can help teach you these techniques. So, whether you’re just looking for some basic self-defense tips or want to learn more about specific techniques, keep reading!
Here are 3 tips to help you avoid a potentially dangerous situation:
1 – Always be aware of your surroundings: The last thing you want to do is get into a fight with an opponent who could potentially cause life-threatening injuries. Always be aware of your surroundings. This means stay off your cellphone when walking or avoid having earbuds in when running or jogging. Did you know that over the course of the last decade, researchers have found that more than 11,100 people have been injured while walking and texting on their phones. Also, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recorded 5,376 pedestrian deaths and these numbers continue to rise.
2 – Make yourself look and feel confident: To avoid a physically attack, practice confident body posture, and make direct eye contact with those around you. This must first be learned and consistently practice over a sustained period to come naturally without any thought. Most attackers are looking for an easy victim. One who will not put up much of fight. So, strong confident body language can make a huge difference in whether you are selected to be a victim or the attacker choosing someone else.
3 – Use verbal commands to deter an attacker: If someone is closing our space down, it is important to immediately recognize the potentially dangerous situation, to remain calm while standing tall and making eyes, plus using a strong confident voice to communicate to the attack that they need to “back off”, or “to leave you alone.” As with tip number 2, it is important to practice having a strong voice. Have you ever been shocked or so surprised that it made you speechless, unable to talk? Well, in a potentially dangerous situation without practice, the same exact thing could happen to you. So, practice strong confident verbal communication.
In this blog post, we’ve outlined three primary self-defense tips to help us avoid potentially dangerous self-defense situations which you can start practicing today. Remember, the key is to be aware of your surroundings and to always err on the side of caution. If you ever find yourself in a dangerous situation, remember these tips and do your best to stay calm. Finally, don’t forget that practice makes perfect! Be sure to practice standing tall, making eye contact, and communicating confidently in your everyday life so it becomes as natural as answer the question “what is your name?”
Have you ever felt that you avoid a potentially dangerous situation because you were so aware of your surroundings? Let us know in the comments below.