Essential Factors in Women's Self Defense
Criminals are more intelligent than we give them credit
for when it comes to their choice of victims. They do not
typically choose a victim at random, but rather when they
see a good opportunity available to them. It's the same scenario
as the low hanging fruit or the mentality of a predator when
he sees an injured animal in the wild. They will prey on those
who are vulnerable, unaware, or viewed as an uncomplicated
target. If you act as if you are familiar with your surroundings,
show strength, and walk with confidence, a criminal will not
want to put in the extra effort to fight you.
Keep your attention on everyone around you. Do not assume
that a well-dressed gentleman cannot be an attacker. If someone
is approaching you in a confronting manner, look them square
in the eye, and yell "Stop" or "Go Away". Almost every assailant
that has agreed to an interview says that they will not pursue
a woman if she shows self-confidence and the mental fortitude
to fight back.
Verbal self-defense is a very strong weapon and many who have
used this as part of their strategy say it was very effective
when used in a strong and assertive voice. Using pepper sprays,
stun guns and other such personal defense weapons can work
in the same manner. Just by pointing it at an attacker and
telling him you have the device can neutralize the situation.
Self-defense items are very valuable in addition to right
mindset. However, it's important that you practice and have
the item available. In some cases, the element of surprise
is the best advantage with a defense product. If you would
like to see the full range and types of self-defense products
available, there is a very good site at www.staffpatrol.com/products
If you decide to use pepper spray or tear gas, practice a
few times on a tree or similar target. It's important to know
how far and wide the spray will go with your particular model.
If you are using a stun gun, practice how you can position
it and how to hold it firmly. Stun guns in particular can
deter an attacker by simply firing a short blast in the air.
The higher-powered models will blast a bright electrical arch
and create a very menacing sound.
Understanding how verbal self-defense works is necessary whether
or not you choose to use additional self-defense products.
The power of your voice shows your confidence, willingness
to defend yourself and your commitment to use any item you
have. If you do choose a personal protection item, it's important
to check with your local law enforcement to see which products
are legal in your area. Fortunately, most states allow some
type of defense product for personal use.
Paul Smiley is a contributing member of Staff Patrol's
security products and services. Staff Patrol offers preemployment
screening, criminal investigative services and a host of personal
defense products. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit http://www.staffpatrol.com
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