Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Last Ditch Self Defense

You're at your front door or at your car and a man is rushing toward you quickly with the look of bad intentions. What are you going to do? Are you a seasoned fighter and ready to go hand to hand with this guy if he attacks? Probably not.

I recommend deterrents that will wreak havoc on an attacker with a minimal amount of training and are affordable and easy to use. My most recommended deterrent is Mace pepper gel or pepper foam. This sticks to the attacker only. The gel product has an 18 foot range and releases no ambient particles of OC pepper into the environment. This means it can be used inside a vehicle, a room or apartment and the only one who gets Maced is the assailant.

My question is why would you ever want to unload a canister of fogger delivery OC pepper spray in your own home and have to breath that stuff in right?

I argued politely with a police officer who doesn't care for defense sprays. Many do and are required to carry it and use rather than escalating the use of force. He teaches techniques based on martial arts that in my opinion, have almost 38 years of karate training, are difficult to learn and practice easily and put you at risk.

I will include a video below the last line of this post and you can judge for yourself, just how easy it would be to use his technique as compared to blasting the bad guy with pepper spray or CS tear gas.

I would teach that what you'll see is not only a last ditch method, like a kubotan or a stun gun. And, only if applied properly, buys you a second. But, at this point you've allowed your attacker within grappling range. These are dangerous waters to be in. See you soon!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Mace Pepper Gel - The Best!

I got a question today and though I've covered it, I'd still like to reiterate that Mace Pepper Gel is the stuff you want when the SHTF.

The person had researched several "so-so" pepper sprays but hadn't come close to anything really effective so I had to steer him to the best defense spray deterrent on the market - Mace Pepper Gel.

You can click the link above to read a previous post and watch the video below - the cops endorse it and explain it very well. For a few dollars more, you're worth it. See you soon!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Don't Hesitate - Fight Back

In any fight or self defense scenario, even some of the toughest attackers will expose targets of opportunity. We've discussed in the past, that to survive such confrontations, we must be self defense minded or have our head on a swivel - looking for those moments and chances to launch decisive counter attacks.

For example, an attacker who may be leading up to assaulting you might avert his gaze for a moment at a loud sound or to quickly glance at the surroundings. In these moments we find our targets of opportunity. It only takes a split second - a slight break in the attacker's attention for you to make good with your counter-attack with a kubotan, pepper spray, or driving knee to the groin.

This type of action requires that we NOT lose our cool and time slows down. Seconds become like minutes - it's all about controlling our fear through building a confident mindset and the spirit to prevail and not to be taken advantage of.

Self defense seminars can help you with this, as well as a few months of martial arts training. Familiarity and confidence in the use of a self defense product can also help immensely. In an increasingly violent world, women must consider and weigh their self defense options. Enjoy the video ladies!