#4 - SOUND BITES OF SELF-DEFENSE



"SOUND BITES" OF SELF-DEFENSE

The following tips and advice are commonly known and repeated "sound bites" of self-defense.

Be assertive
Kick to the groin
Use anything available as a weapon
Fight with everything you have
Get medical attention
Never be taken to a secondary location
Be aware of your surrounding
Escape at the first opportunity
Stomp on the instep
Never give up
Carry a mobile phone
Get away as fast as you can
Talk to someone you trust
Gouge the attacker's eyes
Yell as loud as you can
Have an exit strategy
Take a self-defense class
Use your intuition
Don't Take a shower
Walk in groups at night
Never corner the attacker
Write down what happened

DO THIS...DON'T DO THAT...These "sound bites" are only useful if you are able see them as mere examples of the five steps of self-defense.Each one may be catagorized by the stages of DECIDE DETER DISRUPT DISENGAGE DEBRIEF.

USE THE 5 D's TO CREATE A FRAMEWORK

Using the framework of the 5 D's allows the "sound bites" to be ordered in a manner that creates understanding. All tips, techniques, tactics, and strategies of self-defense can be organized and catagorized in this manner.

DECIDE
Never be taken to a secondary location
Carry a mobile phone
Take a self-defense class
Never give up

DETER
Be aware of your surroundings
Be assertive
Use your intuition
Walk in groups at night.

DISRUPT
Kick to the groin
Use anything available as a weapon
Fight with everything you have
Stomp on the instep
Gouge the attacker's eyes
Yell as loud as you can

DISENGAGE
Escape at the first opportunity
Get away as fast as you can
Never corner the attacker
Have an exit strategy

DEBRIEF
Don't take a shower
Talk to someone you trust
Write down what happened
Get medical attention

1 comment:

Brett Anderson said...

Another great way to DECIDE not to be a victim is to prepare yourself for an attack by carrying a non lethal weapon. If you don't feel comfortable carrying a gun or you don't want to go through the bother of obtaining a concealed pistol license, buying a non lethal weapon like a taser or stun gun is a great way to protect yourself. If you do go the non lethal route, be sure to check your state to see if you can carry a stun gun or taser. If not, you may need to reexamine the concealed carry license which would allow you to carry either a lethal or non lethal weapon.