Self defence can be defined as ancient knowledge, taught throughout many ages to enhance surviving instinct in humans but every other creature that lives on the planet has a defence mechanism of its own. Self defence was mainly taught to protect oneself and not to do harm without reason. Learning a martial art is very useful as it can get you out of bad situations.
We’ve carefully hand-picked up these moves and broken it down further to avoid complexities in the learning process.
1) Finding Weak Spots
Eyes, Knees and Groin are the most vulnerable parts of the body but if you’re feeling adventurous enough and ready to throw a punch, then you can include nose in the above mentioned line up. These parts are sensitive and easy to reach in case of an attack. However it’s not easy to understand attacker’s approach, it could be straight up or without your knowledge from behind but just be ready! (An elbow to their face is a great option if the attack is from the back-side.)
2) Twist and Turn
There are simple moves you can master to cause pain to your attacker, first one being, grabbing the hand and twisting their fingers. Especially take hold of their little and the ring finger, pull them hard away from the other fingers. The second move would be to hit them with your fist or poke their throat as hard as possible (use long and middle finger). This in turn will leave your attacker spaced out, giving you enough time to escape.
3) Aim lower
If the attack is upfront and the attacker has locked your hands, then head-butt their nose with some force, it’s easy but it’s not yet over. This act will loosen their grip on you but now use your knee and smash their groin area; usually kicking them in the epic-centre will be fruitful, causing disorientation or can paralyse the attacker. In another situation, if your hands are free, keep one hand on the face of your attacker to create a distance, push him away and kick him in the groin area with all your energy.
4) Free your hands
The rule of thumb is best known and the most basic skill taught in self defense training. If the attacker has a tight grip over your arm, rotate the arm to the side of your attackers thumb. If he has lose grip then, rotate your wrist towards the thumb and once the arm is under the attacker, pull away as strong as possible.
5) Dealing with Surprise- Attacks
Now if you’re grabbed from behind, that is both obvious and the most convenient option for any attacker to lock your arms, bend your head a little and then hit the attacker from the back of your head. It’s a powerful skill and fatal if done right. The second option is to bend down quickly and grab the attacker’s leg, get up pulling it with you. The attacker will lose his balance and most of the times end up on the floor, giving you a chance to escape.
6) Use your Elbow
If the attacker approaches you from the side, use your elbow without hesitation, elbow-hits are powerful and landing one on your attackers face will definitely blank them out. Jaw, nose and chest are easy to reach and well within range to cause some serious damage to the attacker.
7) Hit them hard and they shall run
Most attackers commonly corner their victims into an empty space or push them up against a wall, if this is the case, it’s better to remember the weak spots and hit one of them before their next move. If the attacker’s hands are upon the wall, then hit them near the armpit area or hit them near their chest, jaw or the neck depending upon your position.
The most fatal blow is a hit with your head, move down like you’re going to the ground and then jump up and use your forehead against the attackers jaw or chin. This move can disorient any attacker regardless of their size or strength.
Don’t use these skills until you find yourself in a life threatening situation, it’s wise not to pick up a fight to showcase your strength or experiment them on your siblings. These moves are for your protection and not to cause unnecessary harm to anyone.
We would love to know from your experiences, if you’ve ever been in a situation and managed to get away from your attacker. Do share with us in the comment section, if you have other moves that can help everyone.
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