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Eric Page

Self Defense Tips For Moms

Hi Moms,

I wanted to take a moment to share some important self defense information that I thought you might find useful.

Self Defense Tips Every Woman Should Know

  1. Look where you’re going. Check out the gas station, ATM, 7-Eleven etc. before you pull up/go in so you don’t become part of a stickup in progress.
  1. Wake up. Turn off your iPod/iPhone etc. when out in public. Don’t jog with earphones.
  1. Maintain a Personal Comfort Zone. No stranger or hostile relation is allowed to get closer than 5 feet to you without vetting or permission. Period. If they do, attack the attacker. Practice a relaxed, non-threatening listening stance you can attack and defend from.    3b. Just Say No. Never accept offers of help from strangers (“can I carry your packages?”). This was a favorite ruse of serial killers such as Ted Bundy. If things feel wrong, run away screaming. If you can’t run, you’ll have to fight. Learn how to defend yourself both hand-to-hand and with weapons.
  1. Walk wide around building corners. Don’t get jumped.
  1. React. Practice a high speed flinch response in the event you’re surprised by a sound, movement or touch.
  1. Watch your drink. Someone could slip a knock out drug in your cocktail. Typical abduction/rape/murder ruse.
  1. No stranger gets in your house. Ever. Even if it’s a little girl screaming to use your phone. Call 911 for her. Otherwise, you open the door you open yourself to a very old ruse that has been used in horrific crimes.
  1. Flat tire in a bad neighborhood? Drive on your rims. New wheels are a small price to pay for avoiding a violent carjacking.
  1. People give you a bad feeling as you walk down a street? Do you: Make eye contact? Don’t make eye contact? Look assertive? Reach for your gun? Walk down a different street.
  1. You’re being mugged for your money. Don’t fish around in your purse/wallet for bills. Be cooperative. Give them your whole wallet (prepare a separate “mugging” wallet with a few dollars). But…
  1. Never go to crime scene #2. If all they want is money, fine. But if they want to take you somewhere, make your stand and fight for your life, right now. You stand a better chance of surviving. If you go with them, statistics say will you not escape or be rescued.

If you or someone you know could benefit from a complete fitness and self defense program built for adults give us a call. We offer a trial program for adults wanting to learn more about who we are and why we are self defense and fitness experts. In fact contact us this month and receive a free pair of gloves for class!

Eric Page

Bobby Lawrence Karate of Draper

801-495-9470

kickinkarate.com

March 7, 2016