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post #11 of 21 Old 10-13-2009, 02:30 PM
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That is true, it's pretty much the first defense any woman will go to. It will certainly send a man to his knees. BUT we can't assume that they aren't prepared for a swift kick in the nuts.

Most predators assume that they will be able to overpower women - they assume that we will be subdued before having the chance to kick them there. That's why it's a good idea to learn ways to get out of a hold (twist the arm, throw yourself over, use your body weight, etc) and THEN kick them. You can't count on just the kick to get you out - they need to be off balance, confused, and not ready for it.

My boyfriend has taught me the best way to get out of every single hold a guy could get me in, and then what the most efficient way to knock them out is, whether is a knee to the face or to the balls.

I completely recommend either a guy friend with a martial arts history, or a self defense class. I feel so much more prepared just knowing that I could get away if I had to.

A few tips I learned -

- use your body weight against the attacker. If he's pulling you, and your resist, he will over power you. But think about when you're trying to open a door and it's stuck.... you pull and pull and when it finally comes your way, you fall down from the momentum - same deal. Resist them then let your body weight knock them down by changing directions. They'll fall and you can do what you have to get away.

- use all your resources. Make NOISE. Scream, kick, scratch, go for eyes, mouth, bite, hit, whatever. Become as much a hassle as you possibly can. Flail, fight, twist, flip, whatever you have to do. They are looking for easy prey. When you become trouble, it's much easier to find someone else. Think about it - most kidnappings are sex related.... what good are you if he can't subdue you? Obviously it's not ALWAYS the case, but usually, when you become a hassle, they'll leave.
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post #12 of 21 Old 10-13-2009, 02:54 PM
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I am terrible for not following my gut instinct! It sucks and its something that I have to work on.
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post #13 of 21 Old 10-13-2009, 03:13 PM
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Great post, thank you.
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post #14 of 21 Old 10-13-2009, 03:16 PM
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Double post...
I just forwarded this to all my female co-workers at work. Thanks again.
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post #15 of 21 Old 10-13-2009, 03:53 PM
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Thank you so much for posting this -- I wonder if I would have been so smart???????
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post #16 of 21 Old 10-13-2009, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Gidji View Post
Wow, these situations make me feel glad I'm not old enough to have my license! But I will definately be forwarding this because I would never want anyone to go through that.
I want to take self-defence classes but there is none in my area. I guess if I ever got into that situation I'd just kick in the balls and run.
Kneeing the testicles can be painful, but many men can flinch and therefore avoid the attack. If you kick they can grab your leg and pull you.
In my class we are taught to slam the heel of our hand into their chin/nose and gauge their eyes with our finger nails, or slash the eyes with keys/ whatever sharp things you have. You can also deliver a karate chop to the trachea above the collar bone. Also make sure to use your voice, yelling NO! This should only be done when you are in danger, you are in trouble if you randomly decide to gauge the eyes of an unsuspecting stranger that is standing by your car!

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post #17 of 21 Old 10-13-2009, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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And the kick in the balls doesn't always work. I have seen videos of guys that were on drugs and did not feel pain.

When I was taking my karate classes, my instructor said that there is a continuum that you need to follow. Warn him; if he doesn't heed the warning, then cause pain; if he doesn't feel pain, then cause damage. Regardless if a guy is hopped up on meth or not, it would be hard to keep a hold of you with a broken arm or chase after you with a busted knee.
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post #18 of 21 Old 10-13-2009, 10:02 PM
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Yes , thank you for posting this. This def. something we should be thinking of..not everyone has the best of intentions.

Horses and children, I often think, have a lot of the good sense there is in the world.
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post #19 of 21 Old 10-13-2009, 10:20 PM
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Although gouging at the eyes would probably be the most effective thing to do if I was in a situation, I doubt I'd have the guts to do it cause its gross! I'm a hopeless fighter.
I think I need a pocket knife :)
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post #20 of 21 Old 10-13-2009, 10:21 PM
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That's why I learned how to change my own tires. My only issue is the jack. So heavy =/ Has anyone seen the Dr. Phil episode where a guy admitted to commiting rapes and murders in similar situations?? VERY scary.
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