by Caitlin Camara
Most people just assume that they would never fall victim to domestic abuse, but one in every four women experiences domestic violence within her lifetime.
That being said, I think it’s important to note the resources available to these women.
Some websites that offer self-defense instruction are:
While all these websites are great, I can’t help but wonder just how effective these techniques would be. Without interacting with a trainer or ever trying out the moves, how can one tell whether one is performing the trick properly and if it will work? I think enrolling in a class to learn self-defense is the smartest option.
Either way, there are some tips that every woman should know:
- If a person tries to attack you, get close to him and block his arm with yours
- Grab his armed hand (if armed) and kick his groin with your knee while putting pressure on the nape of his neck
- Once the attacker is in pain, twist his arm to pull the weapon out of his grip
- Once you have it, lock your shoulder with his, punch and push him to the ground
- As he falls to the ground, flee from the spot as soon as you can.