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5 Self-Defence Tips For People With Zero Self-Defence Training

"This is not the time to play hero and try to disarm an attacker with a karate kick like Van Damme or Steven Segal. "

Jon Keskin

Jon Keskin

Growth Guru & Writer at OverSavvy
Specializing in self-help and personal development without the excess incense or the irritating man-bun, this guru will push you to grow—even when it’s a little uncomfortable. Dig a bit deeper, and you’ll discover Jon's charmingly geeky scientific side as well as his astonishing talent for reciting rap lyrics.
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It is unfortunate that we live in a world that has its fair share of bad people. Criminals inflict harm on innocent members of society for various reasons. Theft is the top reason for violence; whereas some perpetrators may simply be sadistic or mentally unfit. In this reality, there is a great need for vigilance and knowledge of even the basic self-defence tips could be life saving.

As an individual, you are not helpless. There is no need to surrender to any attempt on your safety; you can fight back.



If you do not have any self-defense training, don’t panic. Self-defense starts in the mind, and this article gives you self-defence tips that will sharpen you in this regard.

5 Self-Defence Tips For People with Zero Self-defence Training

1. Prevention is always the best defense

  • You do not have a crystal ball to predict what is going to happen to you. However, you do have the knowledge and foresight that can allow you to sense a dangerous situation.
  • A simple example is driving at night in secluded or even derelict locations. Walking along deserted streets can make you a target. Even in some of the nicest neighborhoods, you could be only a few wrong turns away from danger zones that are well-known by shady individuals.
  • You have to know which neighborhoods are notorious for crime in your area. Our instinct also plays a crucial role in giving us a feeling of imminent danger when things do not seem right.
  • If you notice people or a person following you, do not ignore this. Many security experts advise people to be aware of their surroundings especially in unfamiliar locations.
  • Do not be ignorant. You can even detect thugs just by their body language. You, however, need to be keen enough to get many of these clues.
  • If indeed you feel you are in danger, you can shout and run in the opposite direction. Ask for help immediately and raise the alarm to avoid an unwanted situation.
  • If you do get a flat tire, never slow down in a secluded place. Try to avoid traveling at night if alone and in unfamiliar territory
  • Remember, whether you are at home or in public, know that an attack is possible. This will help you think quickly in any eventuality. Also, if you notice a person in the street being robbed; take charge and alert the authorities. This way, you will help get one bad guy off the street.

2. If attacked in your home, use kitchen tools as weapons

If an attacker manages to enter your home, this is alarming, to say the least. The best place to head to is surprisingly the kitchen. This is because the items in your kitchen can easily be turned into lethal weapons and are often enough to scare away an unwanted guest.

From knives to plates and even spices, you will have a better chance to arm yourself. Lock the door and if you feel you have no time to think, raise the alarm by breaking the utensils, glasses, and plates.

In the dead of night, this will be more than enough to alert neighbors that you are under attack.

An attacker does not like noise or alarms; this will ensure that he leaves and flees for his life. If you do not have time to get to the kitchen, use your voice and scream as loud as possible.



3.Be street smart for street mugging

If somebody tries to rob you on the street, sometimes the first instinct is to surrender in fear, especially when the attacker is armed with a gun or a knife. But you will have an advantage if you can stay calm and think quickly.

This is not the time to play hero and try to disarm an attacker with a karate kick like Van Damme or Steven Segal. The first thing to do is observe. You’ll only have a split second to get away.

Do not just stand still because your attacker is banking on your submission. Rather, be clever and calculating.

While looking for an escape route, make as much noise as possible. An attacker will not want to raise the attention of any witnesses or people that can come to your aid. Anything other than a scared victim who is shocked into silence and submission is a nightmare for an attacker and is your best chance for an early escape.

The moment your attacker sees that you will not keep still and are making a lot of noise, they are more likely to second guess their initial plan, giving you a window of opportunity to make your escape.

Remember, not all attackers and muggers are hardened criminals; some are just really desperate people who, in that moment are just as scared of getting caught as you are of getting robbed.

These type of muggers will retreat at the first sign that their plan is not going to go as they intended.

4. Use defense tools like Mace or Pepper Spray effectively

5 Self-Defence Tips For People with Zero Self-defence Training

Many women and men have Mace or pepper spray in their purses or bags. In case of emergency, it’s imperative that you know how to use this effective deterrent at your first attempt properly.

The first thing is to remain composed as you find the right opportunity to spray right in the eyes of the attacker.

Some people will use sharp objects to defend themselves, so, whatever you grab, make sure you do it in a calculated manner. You will buy yourself a few seconds to escape. Just make sure that the tools you use do not harm you in the process.

5. Build your morale often

The self-defense battle must be won in the mind first. To this end, you must psych yourself up and affirm that you have what it takes to fight back. Do this by repeating positive affirmations to yourself.

For example, say things like ‘I’m not a pushover,’ and ‘I will not allow anyone to harm me’. Take self-defense classes and build your physical strength; this way, you will be well ‘armed’ and prepared.

Jon Keskin

Jon Keskin

Growth Guru & Writer at OverSavvy
Specializing in self-help and personal development without the excess incense or the irritating man-bun, this guru will push you to grow—even when it’s a little uncomfortable. Dig a bit deeper, and you’ll discover Jon's charmingly geeky scientific side as well as his astonishing talent for reciting rap lyrics.


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