Self-defense for women or men
tips by Wmpyr
The first step begins with awareness. There are some people that are way too clueless because they are not observant and so self-absorbed. I highly recommend that you carry a self-defense tool on your keychain so that your never unarmed. One more thing to consider is to see how long it takes you to get in and out of your car, and how long it takes for you to walk from one place to another, the longer you take, the more vulnerable you are.
2. Active Choices
Most people recognize danger, or notice something fishy, but they can't act upon it. You see a scary person, then do something about it, go the other way, make a detour.
3. Get fit
One of the most important self-defense technique is to run, so you need to be able to outrun your attacker. Fighting back takes a lot of physical exertion, you got to be fit.
Go to a martial arts studio, attend self-defense seminars, and watch videos. Don't criticize, but instead try to your best to learn and benefit from the material being presented to you. Just about anything can work, but you have to put in the time and effort to make the material work for you.