Seven Rules of Safety
Every person should know how to defend themselves, how NOT to be a victim
In Simple Self Defense there are 7 Rules of Safety to “Give You The Edge To Get Away”:
One of the key components of Simple Self Defense is BE PREPARED!
In place of MACE, look for the following:
Has anyone watched the news lately? Intruders breaking into homes in the light of day, while 15 year old girls are home alone, sick. Burglars breaking in through garage doors by hacking the codes, leaving too many of us vulnerable to attack. On average, about 16% of American households will experience a property crime.
1. MAKING A PLAN for what you and your family should do is the best strategy for preventing a tragedy! Make a plan with your family now. GO THROUGH EACH STEP THEY ARE TO TAKE if someone breaks in. This can be very similar to a fire drill and actually is. "If this happens, then do this or don't do that." Check each room out individually and decide what the safest, smartest steps are to take.
2. GET A DOG! It doesn't matter what size, big or small. The sound of a barking dog will often deter a burglar. Also, you very rarely will hear about a home that was broken into that had a dog. DOGS ARE A GREAT ALARM SYSTEM. BARKING ALONE has been known to deter potential break-in's.
3. CHARGE YOUR CELL PHONE IN YOUR BEDROOM EVERY NIGHT! Make sure you and your kids make this a habit. If someone breaks in, they may cut the phone wires, or can somehow be notified that someone is in the home on the phone. Your cell is your lifeline to the outside world. Your cell phone can not only call for help, but you can text, which is important when it comes to remaining silent if you are hiding.
4. Program 911 # into yours and your kids phones. Wireless operators CANNOT ALWAYS LOCATE YOU OR YOUR NUMBER. We recommend that you program the number of your LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENT under your ICE or 911 contact.
5. BE QUIET and LISTEN! Don't tell an intruder where you are by calling out to them, telling them you are armed or are calling the police! LISTEN AND LEARN:
6. IF YOU HAVE TO STAY WHERE YOU ARE, GET UP AND LOCK YOUR DOOR. CALL THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY.
7. SLEEP WITH CAR KEYS NEXT TO BED.
As always, being safe, locking doors and windows, paying for alarm service and monitoring are the best ways to prevent an intruder from gaining entrance.
NOT MY VIDEO BUT WHAT AN EYE OPENER! SHOW THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW.
FIRST STEP TO SIMPLE SELF DEFENSE: BE AWARE!
I can't emphasize enough how important making a scene is. It could be the difference between life and death. No, really, life and death. Too many people passively go and do what an "attacker" tells them to do assuming that if they don't make the attacker angry they will be safe. WRONG! Attackers are not rational people, so they cannot be dealt with rationally. They are aggressive psychopaths and need to be dealt with on their level. When we don't go passively and we MAKE A SCENE, we own the element of surprise! We take that power away from the attacker, mentally and physically.
I was watching a show about a woman who was abducted and raped by her stalker. She was carjacked and at one point pulled up behind a police car. The attacker told her he would kill her if she brought attention to them, so she kept driving.
I WAS SCREAMING AT THE TV (as if it would have changed the ending anyway) "He's going to kill you anyway!"
Following is a great story about how an 8 and 10 year old saved their 2 year baby brothers life by MAKING A SCENE!
I hope I got your attention again! I am not toting that we should all carry guns. But knowing some basic self defense moves is equivalent to being armed! We can be a victim or we can not!
The BEST self defense is to NOT LET SOMEONE GET YOU! If somebody comes at you to strike or grab you, you need to know how to stop that. Somebody coming at you most probably wants to hurt you. You don’t need to know martial arts to block someone coming at you. You just need to know some basic moves.
You do need to react quickly. You need to leave your socialization and good manners behind and – as soon as you detect that something may be wrong –ACT.
This is a very raw video, just to show you how easy it is to practice this self defense technique. No tools, special clothing or special room required. You can see me moving away, me pushing them away, attacking their vital spots and not giving in. As we do it longer, I get even better at ACTING!
Everyone needs to practice this! JUST DO IT! SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND AQUAINTANCES!
SHARE THIS WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW!
Today on Facebook this post was shared by a friend:
My daughter was at the Wareham Cumberlands yesterday getting gas. A man started talking to her and wouldn't stop. When she turned around to get in her car he ACTUALLY RAN HIS FINGER DOWN HER BACK! She turned around to sit in her car and tried to shut the door but he put his hand on the door and wouldn't let her shut it. He was looking in her car. He kept talking and my daughter looked up and locked eyes with another man in a truck and he mouthed "Are you okay?" And she shook her head. He came over and asked her if she got her gas and was all set and the creep was STILL trying to make conversation with her. The creep eventually realized that the man wasn't going away until he did and he turned to walk away and said nice to meet you. She is reporting it to the police and the store management. If anyone has had this happen to them or someone they know please report it!! If anyone has heard anybody telling this story and he stepped in and saved my daughter, please tell me who it is because I need to thank him.
Reading this really pissed me off! I was pissed at the scumbag who was basically assaulting this young girl, but I was also pissed that this young girl had never been taught to MAKE A SCENE. There is so much crap that is taught to our children in school, but not this. I am so thankful that she was smart enough to ask for help from a bystander, but I would really like to impart the importance of knowing this SIMPLE SELF DEFENSE TECHNIQUE.
MAKE A SCENE is a SIMPLE self defense technique that should be taught as part of every school's curriculum. Attract attention and let someone know that something is wrong. Take away the attackers power, take away the element of surprise. MAKE A SCENE AND MAKE THE ATTACKER GO AWAY!
Obnoxious I know, but it got your attention. And that's what MAKE A SCENE is all about, getting someone's attention.
MAKE A SCENE:
Now teach your daughters and your sons and your mothers and sisters and aunts and cousins and anyone who means anything to you this SIMPLE SELF DEFENSE TECHNIQUE!
Look around, right now. What do you see? What are you looking at that that could potentially be a weapon? If someone surprised you, what could you use to give yourself the edge to get away?
In the picture below, there is a pot on the stove. Whatever is in it could be used to distract an attacker. Pick it up and throw it in their face! Obviously, if your back was to them and they grabbed you from behind, you would have to disable them by head butting them in the nose/face or kicking the in the shin, and then grabbing the pot and throwing it in their face. You could smash them in the head or face with the lid. Both of these will make an attacker grab for their face or at least hesitate, giving you the edge to GET AWAY!
There are utensils that you can grab and hit the in the nose, eye or ear with. NOT THE ARMS OR CHEST like you'll sometimes see in the movies, but in one of the Vital Spots.
STICKS AND STONES CAN BREAK MY BONES!!!!!
A full key chain is a dangerous, lovely weapon. Add a lanyard and you give yourself even more of an edge. A lot of times in class, when I bring up keys people always show me the hold the key between the pointer and middle finger and "jab" with it. This actually can put make you more vulnerable as you need to be within close proximity to hit an attacker. With a full set of keys attached to a lanyard, you add an additional 6" to the length of your arm, making it nearly impossible for an attacker to grab you. Swing that set of keys at someone and hit them across the bridge of their nose, the cheek or between the eyes and down they will go!
Baseball bats, lamps, piggy banks, trophy, pots and pans. Always AIM FOR THE VITAL SPOTS (see previous post).
Walk around and practice the 10 second rule. Notice not only how to get away, but what could you use as a weapon and how!