3 Points to Consider for Self-Defense
Any person today knows how violent the world has become. There's no need to drag you through that, and that presents a clear need for any person to learn something about self-defense. No matter how large you are, you can learn how to defend yourself in many ways. All bodies have their own unique advantages and disadvantages. This is something that you need to remember. So it's important for you to get a grasp on what you can do in a confrontation. You don't have to be helpless. In fact, there is a wide body of knowledge and training that is available in regard to self-defense.
Being aware of your surroundings - this is a habit you need to develop proficiently. Regardless of where you are, you should also practice this during the day. This is prevention and more importantly help to keep you from being surprised.
If there is an assailant, you need to know that they will try to surprise you. If the other person knows that you are aware of him, then that will have some kind of effect. This forces the person to change their tactics in most cases. It may not prevent you from being attacked, but at least you will have time to think before it happens.
In many movies about boxers, there is discussion about how, when they hit someone outside of the ring, they can break their hands. Hitting without gloves on is not what they are used. Therefore their hands can easily break when this occurs. What they do is bend their hands and/or they strike with the ring and pinkie knuckles. You can actually break your hand if you hit someone hard enough like this. The best way to hold your hand for a strike is with wrist straight and fist held at zero angle deflection from the wrist. It is important that you strike to hit your opponent with your middle finger, which is the large knuckle area. If you do this, you can protect your hand and wrist when hitting someone.
Knife attacks on the street are not rare at all, but they are extremely dangerous. It is likely when both parties are fighting with knives that at least one of the parties will be cut. If you find yourself in a situation where someone is official site wielding a knife; if possible, run for your life. Anytime a person is cut or stabbed with a knife it is particularly important that you get help immediately because this type of wound can be severe even though it may not look like it. When a person is slashed by a knife, it is common for them to go into shock due to the rapid loss of blood in a short amount of time. When you are backed into a corner with no way to escape; hopefully you have something nearby that you can use as a weapon to defend yourself. If you are unable to spot something like this, you could take your belt and use the buckle as a weapon.
Any self-defense training class is a good idea for a family wanting to learn how to protect themselves. If this is the route that you take, everyone will learn self-defense simultaneously. Once everybody knows how to protect themselves, it will help make sure that terrible things do not happen.