This pertains to men and women. More women than men are attacked since the law breakers view women as being less resistant. While reading these, you become more educated, ready to defend yourself and surprise the attacker.
We all hope we never need information like this, but a review might prepare you in that event.
Start thinking now about possibly being attacked. This is necessary so you will have a clear idea of what you WILL do if you are in that situation. Attackers expect you to not have a plan and the surprise attack is the beginning of the attacker being in control. Remove that control and read and learn. Your attitude will set you up if someone approaches you in any situation. Just know the attacker is wrong and you must think straight. Some of the thoughts are that you MUST defend yourself if you cannot run. This WILL mean you will need to "HURT" the attacker. Get that one thought in your plan right now as you are reading this. Most unsuspecting victims don't want to hurt their attacker, which is one of the worst things to think about when being attacked.Know the attacker has plans to hurt you otherwise he would not have approached you in this manner.Keep your focus of self defense.
When an attacker demands your wallet, purse, keys or anything else; give whatever is demanded. Nothing is worth getting hurt or killed over. Do not hand it to the thug. Again, DO NOT HAND IT TO THE THUG! As soon as possible throw that requested item as far away from you as possible. If you can only drop it on the ground in front of you, that is better than handing it over. The next immediate action is to run as fast as you are able in the opposite direction than where you threw the item demanded. Keep running until you are around another person, at a person's home or some other safe place. Don't take the chance of looking back or stopping for any reason which will take time from your flight away from the thug. Things can be replaced no matter what the value of the item is. Don't stop and think about it, think about handing anything that is demanded of you RIGHT NOW before you are in that situation.
The strongest bone in the body is the femur in the leg. Use it as a great weapon of self defense.If attacked from behind the elbow can be forced in the side or abdomen of the attacker. That is a handy bone and strong too. While the attacker is concentrating on covering your mouth if he is behind you, so you cannot yell, position your heel to stomp very hard on the foot of your attacker.Keep stomping as many times as you have time to. Keep the pressure while going with succession of numerous slams of the heel to the attackers foot. Bite the hand that is covering your mouth if the opportunity presents itself. Bite hard until you feel the clenching of your teeth giving the attacker real pain. Above all else, do not give up no matter how much larger or heavier the attacker is than you. Some attackers want a submissive or extremely docile victim. Keep thinking of ways to fight with any part of your body.
Some states outlaw certain amounts of pepper spray for purchase. Wasp spray is better than pepper spray in many areas for self defense. It is readily available in hardware,farm and ag, department,outdoor/camping stores and some grocery stores. Get a can to put in each of the cars you own, one in the garage, under the bathroom sink, behind the nightstand in the bedroom. Wasp spray will not look out of place since it is a widely used item for wasps. Remember where it is, tell others in your family where they are placed and plan on using it for self defense. It will shoot a long distance so you don't have to be up close to the attacker to spray it on his face, preferably in the eyes to stop the attack dead in the attack event. Keep spraying trying to hit your attackers eyes. This is most often a large can used on wasps, but check your supply often to make sure the wasp spray is ready for an attacker if needed.
If you have an opportunity to scream,do it! Some thugs will not want someone who is going to attract attention to his attack and might leave at first scream. Before your hands have limited movement, poke the thug in the eye, with force. Remember NUMBER ONE ON THE LIST! At anytime during the attack plan on yelling, loudly in the ear of the attacker.Use the back of the hands to jab at the throat area of the attacker. If you use the pinky side of the hand, your little finger bones are more prominent to deliver a forceful blow to the windpipe creating the need for the attacker to momentarily let loose of the hold on you. Fingers can stop blood flow, by applying pressure on the vein in the throat just below the jawbone.If you have access, look at the pulsating vein in the neck to apply pressure to make attacker faint.
Get ready to run at any moment you have the opportunity to defend yourself. Part of defending oneself is to leave an unsafe environment. Stay alert and leave if you can at anytime. Pray for help from your Savior who is with you at all times. Tell your attacker about your Savior who can also help the attacker in the needs that are provoking him to do this awful attacking action against you. Some attackers have been persuaded with Jesus' name being shared with them.
Great list on a very important subject!
Very well said. Terrible yet necessary.
very serious and important topic and very helpful!
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