Women should give higher priority to self-protection. According to statistics, more than 300,000 women in Australia are victims of violence every year. often violence related to sex, and one in four women is the victim of a violent crime. Have the idea that predators depend on the illusion that it can not happen to you or that it is something that only happens to other people. The better informed you are, the better prepared you are to be attacked by a predator. By enriching yourself with knowledge, your fear will not increase, it will decrease. Follow these tips with Krav Maga Equipment to prevent it from becoming a statistic:
Preparing for a violent attack is no different than preparing for another emergency and denial can cost you your life. In the book You’re not so smart, author David McRaney tells the story of a couple who survived a major plane crash. The man was mentally prepared for the emergency and, therefore, could act quickly during the few moments between the blow to the plane and the explosion that followed, while his wife and the rest of the passengers were frozen with fear. He took his wife’s hand and ran for safety, while everyone else was sitting in their seats and unable to cope with the reality of the plane crash. Simply opening up to the possibility of danger, man empowered himself to act when the “unthinkable” happened.
Do you know what you would do if you woke up with a man in your bed trying to rape you? Have you ever allowed yourself to consider the possibility or are you hiding from such thoughts? Force yourself to think what you would do if someone tried to rape you, kidnap you or steal you. By mentally preparing yourself, you will be less likely to freeze because of fear and not be able to defend yourself if the “unthinkable” happens.
Have a Plan
A black belt in martial arts is not necessary to defend against an attacker. Take a self-defense seminar or watch at least some videos online. Practice the techniques you learn and use mental images to plan a strategy for different scenarios. By considering threatening situations in this way, he trains his body and mind to act from a place of power instead of weakness and paranoia. The most important thing is to train in a self-defense system based on reality.
Follow your Intuition.
The best weapon you have is your sixth sense. Although all animals are born with survival instincts, people also have the ability to add everyday judgments and experiences to our basic intuition. This should make us superior to animals, but our judgment can sometimes be an obstacle. If we can not explain our ‘visceral feeling’ in a logical way, we tend to paranoid it. By trusting your intuition, you can learn the difference between real fear and worry. If you have a sense of calamity, do not advise. It is better to be sure than to ignore your instincts and be a victim of a violent crime.
Be aware of your Environment
Do not talk on your phone or listen to your music player when you are alone in a public place. Look what happens around you. If you think someone is following you, cross the street or enter a store. If that is not possible, look directly at the person and ask what time it is. By not being afraid, you show that you defend yourself and fight if you are attacked. Now you can also identify this person in a row and this makes it a less desirable goal. Predators are very clever and want to avoid as many risks as possible
Do not look like a victim
Predators go through a process of victim selection. They are more likely to choose a woman with a ponytail, braid, or long hair that can be easily caught. They also look for clothes that can be easily removed, such as short skirts or something with straps that can be cut. A distracted woman is also an easy target. It can become a more difficult objective when verifying its accessibility, environment and circumstances. Stay in areas with more people, walking with confidence and with a purpose. Do not get distracted by looking at your wallet or with your hands full of bags. Sometimes it may seem that someone who should not be bullied can scare a potential attacker.
Be smart in the car
Predators attack parking areas and cars to plan their attacks. Keep your keys in your hand before leaving the building. For additional protection, hold a pair of them between your fingers to use as a weapon if necessary. Wait until you are near your car to unlock it. If you unlock the whole lot, someone can jump and hide easily without you noticing. Once you are in the car, close the doors and start driving. Sitting in the car for a long time gives predators the opportunity to move. If there is a bus parked on the driver’s side of your car, get on the passenger side. The safest option would be to never walk alone to your car. If nobody leaves when you are, ask someone to take you to your car.