Self Defense Moves Anyone and Everyone Can Learn to Do (Part II)

Neck: The side of the neck is a larger target. This is where the jugular vein and carotid artery are located. You probably can temporarily daze your assailant with a knife hand strike (karate chop) at the side of the neck.

Knee: The knee is the perfect self-defense target, vulnerable from any angle and easily kicked without risk of your foot being grabbed. Kick the side of the knee to incapacitate your attacker and deliver some serious hurt. Kicking the front of the knee may hurt your attacker, but probably won’t knock him/her off balance.

How to Increase the Pain

Fighting off an attacker. Refuse to be a victim.

Use your head, knees, and elbows. Here are the body parts used most effectively for causing damage: your elbows, knees, and head. They’re your body’s bony built-in weapons.

Use everyday objects. Everyday objects you have on you or things in your setting can be used to your benefit as weapons. Hold a pen or key between your middle and ring finger while you’re walking home in the dark to use as a weapon.

If you’re outdoors, throw some sand or dirt in your attacker’s eyes. Women are frequently told to spray hairspray or perfume into an assailant’s eyes. The point is, use whatever you have to bring your attacker to his/her knees.

Leverage your weight. Regardless your strength, weight, or size in relation to your attacker, you can defend yourself by tactically using your body and the laws of physics. This is the belief behind martial arts such as Jujitsu and other self-defense programs where a littler person is capable of defeating a bigger one.

Remember, when it comes to self-protection, you have to use you smarts as well as your body parts. Self-defense is more than just pepper spray and a kick in the nuts. It’s knowing when and where to strike your attacker and doing so quickly.

Self Defense Moves Anyone and Everyone Can Learn to Do (Part I)

Would you be able to defend yourself and those you love if someone were to attack you? It’s a question most of us don’t want to think about. Sadly, violence is a fact of life. Thankfully, it doesn’t matter your size, skills, or strength, anyone can learn helpful self-defense techniques.

The Most Effective Body Parts to Hit

When you’re in a confrontation, you only have seconds and a couple of moves to attempt before the fight gets real. Before an attacker has gotten complete control of you, you must do all you can, saving as much energy as possible, to do bodily harm so you can get away.

Therefore, aim for the parts of the body where you can do the most damage easily: the nose, eyes, neck, knees, legs, and groin.

Depending on the position of the assailant and how close he is will help you decide where you need to hit and what body parts you will attack.

Don’t step in closer to stab the eyes when you can reach his knee with the heel of your shoe.

When hitting a target on the upper half of the body you want to use your hand. Effective blows can be made with the outer edge of your hand like a karate chop. Use a knuckle blow or palm strike for softer targets.

Eyes: Poking, scratching, or gouging the attacker’s eyes with your fingers or knuckles is effective, In addition to causing plenty of pain, this also interferes with their vision.

Nose: If the attacker is close in front of you, use the heel of your palm to hit up under his nose, putting the whole weight of your body into the move. If the person is behind you, hit the nose with your elbow, aiming for the nasal bones.

Students Nationwide are Fighting Back Against Campus Violence

Undergraduates across the US are taking their safety into their own hands, creating student-run programs to enhance security on college campuses.

College campuses once were safe places where young adults from all around the globe felt comfortable and happy.

Campus safety should be a number one priority

Universities should be a place where parents are fine with sending their children, a place that is worth leaving home for. Sadly, nowadays colleges have been filled with questionable decisions, leaving many students feeling anything but comfortable and safe on their campuses.

College students have a big role in shaping the attitude and atmosphere of their campus. They also have a chief role in tackling the issue of campus safety.

Student Programs Encouraging Campus Safety

Some student programs that promote campus safety have spread across numerous colleges. To address the serious issue of sexual assault, an issue that explains why many women feel unsafe on their campuses, the “Not On My Campus” movement was established.

This student-organized movement is dedicated to creating a safer environment on campus and ending the silence regarding sexual assault. The group has also organized events and speakers on several campuses. They are also responsible for schooling audiences about the subject and giving support to victims, all of which is done to spread the word and help stop sexual assaults that happen all too frequently on college campuses.

With all the triumph that student organizations have had, it is clear that safety problems can be improved with the actions of a school’s student body. By joining together in groups like student government, so much has and can be achieved.

Though, there’s plenty of work still to be done. As students, we must never stop working to make our campus a safer place. After disturbing events happen, our campuses must feel like a community where those live are secure and supported. College students must also practice self-care and know what resources are accessible.