Tips For Self Defense
Every day we face the risk of being attacked. Attacked by the street robbers, home intruders, rapists and violent persons of other sort. If you, your relative or a friend are attacked, you have a right to ward off an attack by using a force. According to the terms of law, the reasonable use of force somebody need for protection against the use of unlawful force by other person, is called "self-defense". This definition is quite simple and easy to understand, but we avoid to use it due to its evident scantiness.
The real self-defense is actually the complicated polyhedral conception which involves lots of various aspects. In a broad context we can consider self-defense as a person's ability to resist different kinds of negative influence that somebody tries to exercise upon him (her). Repelling an attack of a street robber, shooting at a burglar, preventing Internet attack, responding to verbal abuser, exposing a fraud, surviving terrorist attack, showing political protest against antisocial law - it all can be referred to self-defense. Self-defense plays a great part in everybody's life, but we often don't give a proper weight to it. Self-defense embraces a huge variety of skills we use not only in particular defensive situations but in a thousand events of our daily routine.
To resist a negative external influence every self-defender must have a kind of inner core which gives him a power, makes him being strong in front of agressor's eyes. You must be strong to say 'em "Hands off! Go away from me!" It's not a matter of physical strength - you have to be a person of a powerful spirit in the first place. There's a kind of rebel in a heart of every real self-defender. The rebel who doesn't want to take things as they are, who doesn't allow you to bend the neck under surrounding pressure.
Traditionally, there are two general approaches to self-defense. The first defensive approach is relatively simple. Usually who fires first, wins the game. It evidently has some drawbacks. First, when you entirely rely on weapon, you become dependent on it.
The second approach to self-defense bases on martial arts training... Every combative school has some special features. And there's virtually no use in giving any manuals for fighting - it would be much more useful to watch some of these videos or visit our discussion center. The principal benefit of martial arts training is that it really gives you the confidence in your strength, your defensive abilities. It's the kind of weapon you carry every time and you can always rely on. Although martial arts training involves a large variety of extra skills which seem useless to many people who want to acquire only the physical aspects, that appear to be directly connected with self-defense.
Some tips for Self Defense :
Always keep control under your surroundings. Show potential attackers that you guess about their intentions - it could guard you from the possible attack.
Avoid dark, deserted routes, even if they're the shortest.
If you're attacked, don't lose self-control, don't fall into panic, don't stop thinking. Fear is one of your most dangerous enemies. The key to successful self-defense is self-control and rational thinking.
Alcohol is also one of the worst self-defender's enemies. Don't lose control under yourself. Don't expect unknown people to help you if you're attacked or pursued. They usually don't want to get involved in such cases.
Your weapon must be carried only in the pocket or holster, i.e. you should always be able to pull it out quickly. The bottom of your bag or purse ain't a good place to keep a weapon.
Avoid to shake your weapon at the attacker. It can be used against you in attack if it is taken away from you. Weapons are destined to shoot, but not to menace.
Avoid to come to single combat even if your opponent is obviously weaker than you. The knife in his hand can suddenly alter the balance of power.
Don't demonstrate your gun to police officers. Police have shot innocent people because they were holding weapons when the officers arrived.
Remember that courts often disapprove of the use of force, even justifiable, in the acts of self-defense.
Don't pick up any suspect objects in public places. You can run against masked bomb. Don't open suspect letters or postal wrappers.
Keep all the doors and windows in your house locked every time. Keep a loaded gun in a secret place you can easily reach in alert.
When you're at the parking, going to enter your car, look around with attention to make sure that no one is watching for you.
Avoid to carry the strangers even women while driving the car.
Keep yourself within the law. Police don't like wild cowboys and terminators.
The use of deadly force may be justified only to defend against force, or the threat of force of nearly equal severity.
Then you talk to police, remember that anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.
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