Monday, March 29, 2010

Women's Self Defense - Vital Striking Areas

We've been looking at some basic strikes, such as groin kicks, palm strikes, elbows and more.

The question arises: where are the best places to strike an attacker. Well there are lots of charts to direct you, but it's much easier to have a real live expert Instructor explain them to you.

If you get an opportunity to take a self defense seminar, take a friend and a notebook, you'll get loads of information to take home with you.

Enjoy this video. It's not "comprehensive" but it's a start. See you soon!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Simple Tools For Self Defense

The best way to defend yourself is not to be in a situation where you might be attacked. We have been discussing some defense maneuvers to counter punches and slaps to the head area. We'll be getting back to that next post.

It takes a certain amount of skill or practice to block a strike and effectively apply self defense measures. Let's back track a bit shall we?

A woman can defend herself very well if she is aware of her surroundings and is equipped to retaliate quickly.

I would suggest that every woman has a good quality and very bright flashlight. This illuminates "would be" attackers and also makes tasks performed in the dark, much easier. Being discovered quickly can confuse and dissuade predators from attacking.

Beside her flashlight, a woman should have some sort of self defense deterrent. I recommend that a canister of Mace be carried as well. This gives you a bit of distance ladies, so you can inflict a dose of pain, yet don't have to make contact or wrestle around with an attacker.

We'll be back soon with more good self defense instruction. See you soon!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Self Defense For Women - Punch Or Slap

In our last post we looked at self defense against a haymaker or a roundhouse punch. This is a commonly used power shot, used to really knock a person's block off.

Today let's look at a simple self defense "counter" against a straight punch or slap. Again ladies, take note that you don't need to make a fist, which can hurt very badly if your hands aren't conditioned properly, to take out the attacker.

This video displays powerful strikes using the palm of the hand as well as knees, which can be launched to the groin, bladder area or stomach. These techniques can be practiced alone or with a partner.

If you don't carry a gun or a self defense deterrent such as Mace pepper spray or tear gas models, then you may want to try these out. See you soon!