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Everyone loves to get things for free, but how many free things can you actually benefit from? What if you were given something for free that could one day save your life? You'd take it in an instant, wouldn't you? Well that is exactly what I want to give to you in this article. Free self defense tips that could be the difference between life and death.

Reduce Risks

One of the best ways to defend against danger is to not allow yourself to get into a bad situation in the first place. There are many precautions that you can take to help cut down on your chances of being attacked. Most of these are common sense things, but a lot of the times we tend to get too care-free and leave ourselves wide-open to attack. Some of these common sense precautions are as simple as; traveling in groups if you go out at night, avoiding shortcuts that can take you through an isolated place, showing confidence in your walk (don't let your body language give you away even if you are scared or nervous), and always carrying a cell phone.

Stay Calm

One of the biggest things to remember when a dangerous situation arises is to stay calm and use your head. The majority of people who get assaulted are those that freak out and start acting frantic at the sight of an attacker. What you want to do is think clearly as the situation unfolds. As soon as your brain senses the danger and the adrenaline kicks in, things will seem to slow down. If you stay calm and think, it will seem like you have forever to make the right decisions about how you should react.

Always Have a Tool Ready

While it may not always be reasonable to have a weapon on hand, when the situation arises you will learn to use anything to your advantage. For example, even something as seemingly harmless as a pen or key can become a stabbing weapon in time of need. The shock that your assailant will experience from the pain you inflict may just be the opening you need for escape. Anything hard that you may have (can of soup, laptop, hardback book, etc) should be used to smash against bone. And anything with a point (key, pen, or umbrella) should be used in a stabbing motion going for soft flesh.

Do Not Stick Around

Sometimes your best weapons can be your legs; using them to flee the attack. If you see a situation arising do not wait around and see what comes of it. If the attack has already commenced and you are able to knock your assailant off of his feet, do not wait and see if he will get back up. Run and don't look back.

I hope that these self defense tips were helpful. But remember, it is not good enough to only know these tips, you must put them into action if the time comes. If you do not put a plan into action it will never work. I hope that you enjoyed these little tidbits of advice. Comment and tell me what you think!


Street Talk

I like these examples. I would add several more, but one of my favorites is.... know your "go button." Basically, if you can see the danger escalate and get a jump on the action, you will be much better off. Mental preparedness such as knowing your "go buttons" can be a life saver!

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