In preparation for our upcoming Ladies Self Defense Workshop, we wanted to share some great strategies with you.
“Criminals only have to get it right once. You have to get it right every time.” Here are some tips to help stop an attack before it happens.
Be aware of your surroundings.
As we go about our daily routines we often become complacent and set in a rhythm. Getting up, leaving for work, going to lunch, and returning home at the same time everyday.
It is important to know that some “bad guys” use this to their advantage. It’s their job to learn your routine and strike when you are vulnerable using the element of surprise.
Before entering or existing your vehicle, take a good look around. Take notice of things that look out of place or may seem suspicious. If things don’t look or feel right, Stop! Just a few moments can make a difference.
Distractions like cell phones can take your attention away from someone following you or waiting to attack you. Social media is not more important than your safety. Make a point to be more aware of your surroundings.
Staying in shape can also help defend an attack before it happens. Increased mental acuity, strength, and faster reaction times are benefits of being healthy. “bad guys” may think twice about attacking a person who walks with confidence.
Taking a self defense class and arming yourself with techniques to defend yourself and your family is encouraged. While one class may be beneficial, joining a Martial Arts Academy can help in so many other ways.
Some of the benefits of consistently training Martial Arts are confidence under pressure, better physical fitness, and a team that can help you reach your goals. Find an Academy near you and give it a try.
In conclusion. Be aware of your surroundings. Put your phone down. Take a Self Defense class or join an Academy. Be safe out there.
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Wallace Bailey is the Owner/Instructor at Gator Family BJJ. A Robson Moura Jiu-Jitsu Association member. Wallace is a Brown Belt under Master Robson Moura and 8x World Champion and Jiu-Jitsu Hall of Fame inductee.