Ideally, you will never find yourself in a dangerous situation, confronted by an attacker. But it never hurts to be prepared and exude confidence, which could scare off someone who might be making you uncomfortable, or worse.
On today’s morning show, the owners of High Desert Martial Arts stopped by our studio to teach me some of the basics of self defense. Click here to read the whole story and get the steps to follow to help fend off anyone who might be attacking you. The studio is also offering a beginning class tonight for free to help you get the hang of those basic moves.
Some of the major take-away points are to be confident – know your own sense of strength. Next, verbally tell someone that they’re getting too close. If that doesn’t work, and you need to get away, get physical.
Toni Miller instructed me this morning on these steps, and her husband Troy was kind enough to put on a protective suit so that we could practice on him. Once I knew what to do, I didn’t hold back when fighting back this morning, and it was helpful to actually go through the motions, and I felt like I could get away if I needed to.
Although it’s impossible to know how we might react in a dangerous situation, it is helpful to know the steps to take and practice them. Do you think about how you would react? Do you have a way of walking with confidence so that someone might be less inclined to approach you? Please share your tips with me and other readers. Stay safe everyone!