|DID YOU KNOW?|
Everyone is at risk, no one is
immune to violence.
Women who use two strategies of self defense
have an 80% chance of escaping an attempted rape.
Visualize it: You are in your house or on the road and 4 armed men walk your way. One pulls knife from his person, another a baton and then you notice another one reaching inside his waist. Feel it, is there fear, is there panic? A tightening in your chest and throat? Soon you will be minced, battered or shot and there is nothing you can do to help yourself.
WE ARE NOT BORN VICTIMS TO THESE PREDATORS!
Good self-defense training will give you
Knowledge, Ability, Confidence.
The sensibility to approach the worst of situations, would be assailants and weapons with quick, decisive, intelligent, confident actions.
Expand your options, be prepared, research, visualize and train hard. The Jamaica Academy Of Self-Defense teaches these skills and this page is geared to give you the basic information for self-defense.
There are many self-defense and martial arts techniques, thousands of years and tens of civilizations worth too many to cover even in a lifetime. GoshinKai gives you many useful, potent techniques and more importantly a solid base to build on, whether with our continuing classes, another group or on your own. The following links may also be of help.
Many women have been told that if they resist an attack, they will enrage their attacker and escalate the assault. This myth endangers women by discouraging them from educating themselves in techniques that can save their lives. Research has shown that women can resist assault most effectively using physical, verbal, and/or psychological techniques, as well as simply by running away. Those who fight back using a combination of methods have a much greater chance of avoiding rape and injury than women who do not.
Women who use two strategies of self defense
2. If you should be followed into your driveway, stay in
3. When parking at night, select a place that will be
4. Always make sure the car is locked, and have the
5. Check interior of car before getting in.
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DO NOT HITCHHIKE.
4. Avoid short cuts through parking lots and alleys.
5. Walk with a friend if at all possible. Don't walk
7. When arriving home by taxi or private auto, ask the
8. Don't jog in secluded areas.
9. Know the location of the special emergency phones
In Your Home
Be sure to keep your doors locked.
2. All windows should have secure locks and frames.
3. All entrances and garages should be well-lit.
4. Never open the door after a knock. Require the
You Are Sexually Assaulted
Fighting against it could be dangerous. --------------------------------------------------------------------------
4. Make the attacker see you as an individual, not as
If the attacker is unarmed, you may be able to scare,
4. Be observant so that you will be able to remember
Self protection (self defense) is more than learning a few simple yells or carrying a spray to ward off attackers. It is a habit of mind. Self protection is the way you think, dress, and walk. You have a traffic light in your head that tells you stuff all the time. When something doesn't seem just right about that guy -- listen to that yellow light in your head. A Narcotics officer, for example, learns to listen to their 'gut' feelings ( so should you.) Self Protection is a study in options: Whether to reduce risks, talk, run or fight. People who tell you what you should have done -- they weren't there; were they! Click to play awareness talk.
Realize what your risks are by using risk reduction tests. You have probably thwarted attacks in the past and just didn't realize it. Many robberies and assaults are unsuccessful. You may be a survivor of a street attack already so you did a lot correctly or you wouldn't be here to read this page. It is not the victim's fault that the door was unlocked or that the victim didn't fight the the attacker with the gun -- it is the fault of the 'low life' criminal who attacked.
What do you do when you face a beating, a robbery or a rape?
We will discuss those below. Groin grabs are what people 'think of' when they think of women's self defense. The issue is more complicated than one simple defensive technique. Grabbing or hitting a man in the testicles (up from the base) may work fine but use multiple techniques. You may not think you could hurt a large, muscular attacker -- but you can. Everyone has weak points. The eyes are vulnerable to finger jabs or improvised weapons like pens, pencils or the like.
AWARE (Arming Women Against Rape and Endangerment) A great page with resources addressing domestic violence, acquaintance rape, and both unarmed and armed defense.
Usable research info for everybody
Sexual Assault Information Page An excellent and in-depth resource covering all aspects of sexual assault.
Self Defense With Christopher Benson Good stuff on the mental aspects of fighting.
A truly excellent site for serious combatants
An article offering good reading
Great for research and Statistics (update link)
A women's Defense site, marketing her materials and a few tips and links.
Solid Self protection tips
A few tips and hints on fighting techniques, worth visiting
Black belt Magazine article
Hapkido Site, They put
allot of work into giving visitors many techniques, worth checking out
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