I was Walking in Self Defense by TPenney

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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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