Basic Self-Defense Tips

by Brandon Berte

We at Tiger Schulmann’s believe everyone should have at least a basic understanding of self-defense. If we don’t have a location near you (yet!) or you don’t have the time to attend one of our programs, this blog post is for you. Let’s go over some simple moves you can practice at home:

Walk with confidence

Your body language says a lot about you. Walking confidently could very well thwart an attacker from approaching you. That’s because they’re more likely to target someone who looks easily-frightened or insecure.

Be loud and clear

If you’re approached by an attacker and you don’t have a clear plan of escape, tell him or her to back off — and be loud and clear. Hopefully this will alert anyone nearby that you need help. You should also push back to show that you won’t be an easy target.

Know where to hit

MMA Fighter Punch

Four areas of the body are particularly sensitive: the eyes, nose, neck and knees. Gouge, poke or scratch your attacker’s eyes to inflict pain and blur vision. Strike up under your attacker’s nose with the bottom of your palm if you’re being approached from in front of you. Use a knife hand strike to your attacker’s neck; aim for the carotid artery and jugular vein. Knees are vulnerable from virtually every angle. Give your attacker’s knee a kick at the side to knock him off balance.

Our hope is that you never have to face an attacker. But should you ever find yourself in this horrible position, keep our self-defense tips in mind.

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