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I was Walking in Self Defense Now you Bend in Pain Follow the 5 – “A” of Defense Awareness, Alertness, Avoidance, Anticipation, and Action WHAT CAN YOU DO DIFFERENTLY? JAttitude JLook people in the eyes JTone of voice JMental Preparedness JPay attention….. Remember • Force is Weakness • Compassion is Strength • But when others will not listen we need a few more options for others to pay attention Assailants are looking for easy victims who are distracted. • Vary your daily routine whenever possible, especially if you live alone. • Never enter elevators, stairwells, or other secluded places with a stranger. • Never allow a stranger to enter your home without first absolutely verifying his/ her identity. Outside the Home • Travel with a companion whenever possible. • When traveling alone, alert a friend of your expected time of arrival. • Travel only on well-lit main streets & heavily populated areas, especially at night. • If you are approached or followed by a stranger: Head for a crowd of people!! • Never try to trick your pursuer by ducking into an alley or empty building. Key points • Quick, sudden move: surprise is the biggest factor • Target weak or sensitive areas: eyes, neck, middle of chest, and of course ___ • use your environment to your advantage: figure nails, keys, pens, books, cell phone, hair brush, umbrella... • Escape • Attract attention You have the advantage • While performing these pressure point techniques, be subtle. Smile and act as if nothing is wrong while you deliver the message to your attacker that his advances are unwelcome and will be met with painful resistance. Odds are that those around you will never know that anything is wrong. • Often an attacker will count on your unwillingness to attract attention to yourself to continue to force his company on you. If it's not your nature to raise your voice and attract attention, you will need to take steps to overcome your reluctance. Its going to hurt someone • Very vulnerable areas: These are commonly known pressure points. The eyes, the groin, the shins, etc. Use kicks that use the wide of your foot for the shins (if you know them) as they will make it harder to miss. Pull your foot back quickly when kicking to the groin so your foot won't be caught. The nose is easily broken with any strike. No Brains then this will not hurt • Forehead: Striking the flat of the forehead forces the head back with little resistance and will actually rock the brain within the skull, causing a concussion, or worse. Beginners should use the heel of their palm, rather than a fist. The same holds true to the back of the skull, just below the horizontal ridge. (The front has one too, above the flat.) The ridges are strong enough to be used as weapons in their own right, so avoid them. You have a few items to learn Grasshopper • When striking, twist your hips with it. This is a building block of martial arts. It starts your weight moving and is more often than not the source of power in techniques. • Speed is key in a fight. If you're stuck fumbling with a pressure point, you're going to get knocked in the head. Practice, practice, practice. • Recoil: When striking, once you've made contact, pull back quickly. It's almost like bouncing off of what you hit, except you want to recoil quickly enough to prevent the energy you're putting into the target from coming back into your body part. This keeps the energy in the target and causes more damage, especially in bones. This will increase the chance of breaking bones and reduce the chance of the enemy simply grabbing your foot or hand. • Use the tips of your fingers and thumbs for techniques using those. This works like a needle, focusing all the force into the very tip of your finger/thumb, multiplying the pressure per square inch (psi). You wouldn't sew with the side of a needle, would you? • Always look directly at your target. If your eyes aren't there, your focus isn't. Escaping From Wrist Grab: Opposite Hand • Offender grabs your right wrist with his left hand • Make a fist with your hand and turn it palm down • Move toward the outside of his arm • Shift your elbow towards his elbow (as picture) • This will pry your arm out without strength • Move to a safe distance or strike back Wrist Grab: Same Hand • He grabs your right wrist with his right hand. • Make a fist and turn it palm up. • Turn towards his right side, bringing your right elbow toward his right elbow. • Your wrist will pop out due to leverage. Wrist Grab: Both Hands • Opponent grabs both your wrists • Place hands together (DON’T lock your hands) • Drive close to his stomach area • Drive hands up his center line • When his grip slips pull hands back over your shoulder • Get away Escaping Holds From Behind • Make a wrist or kick back with your heel to the groin • Or elbow to the chest • Or stump onto the foot (high heels are extremely effective) • Pain will get him lighten the grip. Then run! Escaping From Front Choke • The opponent grabs you by the neck with both hands • Clasp your hands in front of you. (DO NOT interlock your fingers.) • Squat down about an inch or two • This will put you in a prayer-like position • Shoot your hands up and stand straight in an explosive fashion • Raise your arms completely above your head. This will break the hold. • Push the opponents arms away on the outside • RUN!!! Get away as quick as possible! Quick Return: Targeting and Striking • Striking with your elbow (note that this is your strongest strike at close distant), or poke in the eyes. • Remember the sensitive areas • This should buy you time in these situation to escape Don’t forget to use everyday pocket items as a weapon… • keys, pens, books, cell phone, hair brush, umbrella... Dig deep like your planting tulip bulbs • Shoulder: You are looking for the collar bone, once located jab fingers behind bone and force to the ground (this needs to be performed within about 1/4 second in an actual assault). Some people drop like a rock while others just look at you like you're an idiot. No Air not my Problem you started it • Throat: The easiest way to strike is probably with a knife hand (karate chop) turned up side down. A fist will have trouble fitting between the jaw and collarbone. You can also grab and squeeze the throat, and even give it a good yank to dislocate it and make breathing impossible. That is, of course, quite lethal and should be used only as a last resort when there is no other alternative. No means No and this will hurt • Forearm/crevice: The crevice of your forearm is made entirely of muscles and tendons, so there's lots to work with. Grab the elbow with your thumb on top. Place your fingers on the back of the elbow for a good grip. squeeze the tip of your thumb toward the tips of your index or middle finger. You have to reinforce the thumb with your fingers, or you'll lose leverage. Press the thumb into the middle of the crevice, into either side of the crevice, or into the lump on the outer forearm formed when you make a fist (the brachioradialis). Experiment with this one. It can be rather tricky. Lights out for you buddy • Temples: The temples are the thinnest part of the cranium, so a good blow here (one-knuckle punch is ideal) can cause concussion, hemorrhaging, or even death. Do not actually strike a training partner with this. Ohh my aching feet • Feet: Look down at the foot, and using your heel, raise your knee as high as you can, and stomp on the arch of the foot as hard as you can. Because of its structure, it can easily be broken. Do not strike the toes. It will hurt, but you certainly won't break anything. Try each with light pressure and see which hurts more. Oh you have Love Handles How Nice • Love handles: Place your hand flat on the side of the abdomen, between the ribs and hips. Roll your fingers in toward your palms. Do not pinch. Pinching does next to nothing. This will work on any body type. Ribs with this meal Sir no Problem • Ribs: The ribs have very little covering, regardless of the body type, and only thin muscle between them. To break them, raise the arm to extend them, reducing their ability to reinforce each other, and step towards them when you strike. A palm-down knife hand works very well for this. Uppercuts also work for this as they seem to be designed to get right up under the arm, which is what you're aiming for. The rib areas protected by the muscles of the chest or back will not be easily broken, if at all. The lowest ribs connect only to the spine and so are especially vulnerable to breaking. The Center of the Universe • Solar plexus: This is a bundle of nerves deep within the center of the abdomen, thought to be responsible for the physical feelings of deep emotions. By striking the area just below the sternum, where the ribs join on the front of the abdomen, you affect this bundle of nerves and cause the diaphragm (breathing muscle) to contract violently. This is "knocking the wind out" of someone. It's a very easy target. This can be countered by flexing the abs quickly at the time of impact, which is accomplished by breathing out or yelling (kiai).
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