I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. (J.R.R.Tolkien, The Two Towers)

When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force.

Marko Kloos "Why the Gun is Civilization"

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Self-Defense for Women


A. Areas to Attack *= most vulnerable to attack
1. Eyes*
2. Nose
3. Throat*
4. Solar plexus
5. Joints
6. Groin*
B. Three Principles of Fighting
1. If you can't see, you can't fight.
2. If you can't breathe, you can't fight.
3. If you can't walk, you can't fight.
C. Ways to Attack
1. Punches...most effective to nose, throat, and groin.
2. Kicks...most effective to head and groin.
3. Strikes with an object to a vulnerable area.
D. Objects that can be used as weapons
1. Comb...especially one with a rat's tail.
2. Keys
3. Nail file
4. Pen or pencil
5. Any hard straight object.
A. Walking-Jogging
1. Self defense is a state of mind.
2. Be aware of your surroundings at all time.
3. Avoid dark areas.
4. Swing wide at corners and alleys.
5. Keep escape route in mind...run to lit areas or populated areas.
6. Avoid going alone.
7. Tell where you are going and what time to expect you back.
8. Carry possible weapon...walking stick, keys, etc.
B. Vehicles
1. Approaching your vehicle and getting into it...
a. Have keys ready. Don't waste time beside vehicle.
b. Look into back seat and floorboard.
c. Beware of vans parked beside you.
d. Lock doors ASAP.
e. If approached...get in fast, lock doors and DON'T roll down window.
2. While Driving...
a. Keep doors locked and windows rolled up.
b. You are most vulnerable at red lights and stop signs.
c. If bumped...DON'T get out, drive to a place with other people.
c. Pocketbooks and Hip pouches
1. If it has a shoulder strap... DON'T PUT IT OVER YOUR NECK.
2. If you are chased...throw it down to see if they want it or
you...everything in it can be replaced.
3. Wear hip pouches where they can't be unbuckled.
D. Restrooms
1. Use handicapped stall...door opens out and can't be jammed against
2. Don't set purse on floor...hang it up or hold it.
E. Home Alone
1. Don't open door to strangers...if they want to use phone, DON'T invite
them in, offer to make call for them.
2. If someone calls DON'T tell them you're alone.
3. If someone is breaking in...call 911 and either leave or hide.
F. Firearms
1. Use only if you are familiar with one.
2. If you aren't willing to shoot someone...don't have it out.
3. Don't let anyone get closer than 5 feet to you.
4. If you shoot...shoot to stop the threat... NOT to wound.*
5. You can't use deadly force to protect property.*
6. To use deadly force, your life or someone else's life must be in

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At 11:48 AM, Blogger olympiada said...

Thanks for this post. I learned self defense in Americorps. Thank God I have never been attacked although I have been sexually abused. How about posting about women defending themself from sexual abuse?

At 12:19 AM, Blogger Martial Arts Equipments and Weapons said...

Hello there H. Stallard! I gotta admit! this post was an excellent post about martial arts weapon!


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