What is Self Defense? Self defense is a combination of awareness, assertiveness, verbal skills, safety strategies and physical techniques that will enable a person to prevent, escape, resist and survive violent assaults.
Women’s Self Defense Seminar in 2017 – TBA. Contact us at 503-751-1444 if you are interested or to arrange group training sessions.
|There are no rules when your life is in danger. You must do whatever is necessary to survive the confrontation and then get away from the threat.|
5 Rules of Self Defense
- Always keep space between you and any potential attacker
- If approached, make space and maintain it
- If you are grabbed or restrained in any way, defeat the restraint, then make space
- Do not allow an attacker to take you anywhere
- Exit the situation and get to safety
- Scenario training consists of learning techniques, rehearsing them in realistic scenarios, and then visualizing these actions and results in your mind.
- When suddenly faced with a violent threat, your first split-second problem should not be what is he going to do, but, “what am I going to do?”
- You can make mistakes and learn from them during training, before it becomes a life or death situation!
- Without realistic scenario training, people tend to panic and freeze up.
- Scenario training creates your survival instincts. You develop a survival mentality and alertness to crime avoidance.
- Situational awareness and prevention is also known as ‘street smarts.’
- Prevention of problems is obviously the best way to protect yourself against violence.
- Always remain aware of your surroundings.
- If you find yourself in a bad situation try to get to safety as soon as possible.
- Whenever you’re in a questionable area your senses must become heightened. Try to stay in a group of people.
- Walk with an air of confidence and be observant of those around you.
- Do not allow an attacker to move you to isolation.
|If an attacker tries to force you to leave a public place or force you into a vehicle you MUST fight. Your chance of survival is greatly reduced if you leave the scene with the attacker.|
Soft Target Defenses
The soft target defenses taught in our Women’s Self Defense Seminar are intended for lethal force situations only. Use of these techniques may cause serious injury or death.
The 3 Ds to Prevent Abduction using 45º base
- Delay Abduction
- Draw Attention
- Defend Relentlessly
Seminar Videos for class discussion
Philadelphia Kidnapping Caught on Camera
Girl Escapes Kidnapper in Walmart (link opens in new window)
Carjacking and Attempted Kidnapping
Mom Fights Man Trying to Kidnap Her Daughter