Women’s Self Defense Moves
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO BEAT THE ODDS ON CRIME?
It can be simple. Always follow two rules of
thumb. Don‟t take chances and always be
aware of your environment. Remember, there are over 20 million crimes committedagainst women in this country every year!
You can beat the odds. Let‟s take a look at the following example and see where Sally
goes wrong. Her boss has asked her to do the impossible. Her kids are sick at home andher husband is on a business trip. As she walks out to her car parked in the undergroundlot at her building, she is thinking about the few things she needs at the supermarket fordinner or the dry cleaning that has been at the cleaners for two weeks. In any case, Sallyis thinking about every thing except the one thing she should be thinking about
environment. She doesn‟t notice the deep shadows in the garage where “someone” could
be watching her every move.
In fact Sally doesn‟t even feel like she has to worry about her own personal safety. She
has made this same trip safely five days a week for the last ten years, and if somethingwere to happen, buried in her purse is a bottle of pepper spray her husband gave her. So
what‟s the harm in planning dinner? In her mind, she‟s actually using her time wisely.
Sally eventually gets to her car, but now she stands at the door, fumbling through herpurse for her keys.Lost deep
in thought Sally has become the “perfect victim”; even now she is giving an
attacker more time to sneak up on her. Finally, Sally finds the keys, gets in her car and
drives away. Sally‟s lucky. She isn‟t one of the 20 million female victims. This time—
least! Sound familiar? But you and Sally don‟t have to rely on luck to beat the odds.
Most people think you have to be a black belt, know karate or have a semi-
automatic weapon in your purse to defend yourself. It‘s not true! If you are aware of
your immediate surroundings and have a few mental strategies tucked away, oddsare you will not be targeted as a potential victim.A SIMPLE PLAN: S.O.S
Right off the bat, change the way you walk. Stand up straight, be alert and exude
confidence that says, “
I am not a victim
”. Also, be aware of your surroundings and walk
with a stride that projects your confidence. A potential attacker is not looking for