HOW TO GET AWAY!
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!