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Basic Self Defense Tips Every Woman NEEDS

These self-defense techniques will help you get out of dangerous situations. Given the violence against women that is being experienced around the world, it is important to be aware, but above all prepared, in any situation. So in a case of robbery, kidnapping or attempted rape, it is important to know the movements that could save you from any danger. For this reason, I have put together a few basic self defense tips.


These situations have to be drilled. It’s very important to always be aware of your surroundings and stay calm in any situation. Practicing these scenarios will help you be familiar with the feeling of being in these situations. Most importantly know that you can be in control of any of these situations using these simple techniques.

If someone pulls your hair from the back…

1. Stay calm

2. Get into a fight stance base

3. With your two hands grab the assailant's wrist or hand that is pulling your hair

4. Turn away from their body and lower your stance (this will create a lever to twist either to break him arm or help you break away)

5. Take two shuffle steps back with your frame to get away and/or vocalize your boundaries. Then call for help.

If someone grabs you by the wrist…

Variation A: (1 on 1) If someone grabs you with one hand


1. Stay calm

2. Get into a fight stance base (never pull away because you are pulling the assailant toward you or on top of you)

3. Take a shuffle step to the outside of the assailant and push your elbow towards their elbow which will release the wrist grab.

4. Take two shuffle steps back with your frame to get away and/or vocalize your boundaries. Then call for help.



Variation B: (2 on 1) If someone grabs either wrist with 2 hands.


1. Stay calm

2. Get into a fight stance base (never pull away because you are pulling the assailant toward you or on top of you)

3. Take a shuffle step to the outside of the assailant stance (if the assailant is square your shuffle step will be in towards the middle of their stance) and with your free hand you will grab your own wrist that is been grabbed, pull wrist and push your elbow towards their elbow which will release the wrist grab.

4. Take two shuffle steps back with your frame up to get away and/or vocalize your boundaries. Then call for help.


If someone pulls your bag or backpack...

1. Stay calm.

2. Turn towards the same direction they’re pulling the bag/backpack. (This will make it more difficult for them to take your belongings)

3. Get into a fight stance base

4. Once you’re facing the assailant, if they’re still hanging on to your bag just let go ( because your life is more important)

5. Take two shuffle steps back with your frame up to get away and/or vocalize your boundaries. Then call for help.


If someone bear hugs you from the side...

If you manage to have your hands free and someone hugs you from the side

1. Stay calm

2. Get into a low base stance

3. Use your hands to put up a frame in between you and the assailant

4. Stretch your arms and push your but back at the same time this will help you break away

5. Take two shuffle steps back with your frame to get away and/or vocalize your boundaries. Then call for help.


Depending on the situation you can follow up with a knee to body or groin area. If the frame is enough to keep the assailant away then you take two steps back verbalizing to stay away and calling for help.

If someone front chokes you...

If someone front chokes you. Variation A: without a wall


1. Stay calm

2. Get into a fight stance base stance

3. Bring your chin to your chest

4. Turn your body to any side (this will help you break away) 5.Take two shuffle steps back with your frame to get away and/or vocalize to stay away while calling for help.



Variation B: If someone chokes you against a wall.


1. Stay calm

2.Tuck your chin into your chest

3. Both of your hands pull down on the choke to release some pressure

4. Using the wall to turn your body to the best side (not trapping yourself against a corner)

5. Take two shuffle steps back with your frame to get away and/or vocalize your boundaries. Then call for help.

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