SELF DEFENCE TRAINING FOR STD 6 TO 12 GIRLS
Walking home alone and feeling uncomfortable? Getting a weird vibe from a stranger on the bus? Many of us have been there.
In a January 2018 survey of 1,000 women across the country, 81 percent experienced some form of sexual harassment, assault or both during their lifetime.
Oral harassment was the most common form, but 1 percent of women said they had been inadvertently touched or grouped, while 27 percent of women survived sexual assault.
Even if you have never found yourself in a situation that makes you physically insecure, making sure about your next steps (and the unfortunate circumstances that can help you should never make a difference) can make all the difference.
A study by Reg Reagan University found that women who participated in self-defense classes:
Instead there were better security strategies
Were more equipped to deal with strangers and people they knew in the event of a potential attack or abuse
There were more positive feelings about his body
Confidence was boosted
Focus on the weak areas
Focus on your attacker’s sensitive areas: Aim for one or more of the following moves to maximize impact on the eyes, nose, throat, and groin.
Stay away from chest and knees
Do not aim for the chest, as it is ineffective. Aiming for the knee requires a certain kick which can be very dangerous for the average person.
Use all your strength and aggression during execution. Make it known that you are a powerful woman. Use your voice too. Be loud to scare the attacker and make attention if someone is nearby.
1. Hammer strike
Using your own key is an easy way to protect yourself. Do not use your nails, as you run the risk of injuring your hands.
Instead, if you feel unsafe walking at night, your key should stick to one side of your fist for a hammer blow.
Another way to use your keys is to click around a house to swing your attacker.
Hold your key ring tightly, like holding a hammer, holding the keys to the side of your hand.
Push down towards your target.
2. Groin kick
If someone is coming in front of you, a groin kick can give your attacker enough strength to paralyze, making your defense possible.
Stabilize yourself as much as you can.
Lift your dominant foot off the ground and run your knees upwards.
Extend your dominant leg, run the hips forward, chase slightly and kick forcefully, so that contact occurs between the bottom of your leg or between the ball and the attacker’s groin area.
Optional: If your attacker is too close, bend your knees at the waist. Make sure you are stable and do not risk falling over.
3. Heel palm strikes
This move can damage the nose or throat. To run, go against your attacker as much as possible.
With your dominant hand, flex your wrists.
Aim for the attacker’s nose, rot from the nostrils upwards, or down the attacker’s chin, down the throat.
Be sure to call your strike. Quickly pulling your hand back will help pull the attacker’s head up and back.
This will make your attacker retreat, allowing you to escape their grip.
Optional: The open palm of the ear can be very blurred.
4. Elbow strike
If your attacker is nearby and you are unable to gain enough momentum to throw a strong punch or kick, use your elbow.
If you can do this, stabilize yourself with a strong core and legs to ensure a powerful blow.
Bend your arms at the elbows, move your weight forward, and strike your elbows into your attacker’s neck, jawline, chin, or temple. These are all effective goals.
This can loosen your attacker’s grip by allowing you to operate.
5. Optional elbow strike
Depending on how you stand when initially attacked, you may be in a better position to diversify at the elbow strike.
To perform from the front:
Raise your elbows to shoulder height.
Allow the pivot to rotate on the same side leg and your hips, creating more motion in the front of your elbow when you strike.
To the side and back:
Make sure you see the target.
Bring your elbows up and bend your opponent’s legs, rotate your hips and rotate the target, making contact with the back of your elbows.
Escape from the ‘bear hug attack’
For cases where the attacker is coming from behind, you may want to use this move. Focus on getting low and making space to free yourself.
getting low and making space to free yourself.
Bend forward from the waist. This pushes your weight forward, making it more difficult for your attacker to pick you up. It also gives you an excellent angle to throw the elbow from the side to the attacker’s face.
Rotate the attacker simultaneously from your elbow and continue to respond