When facing a threat in your home or personal space, you have several options: escape, hide, or fight. The home defense training focuses on all three of these options by giving the student the ability to recognize which option would give them the best chance of survival. The student will also develop a sense of situational and environmental awareness so that they can exploit the items within their home as well as the physical layout of their house to use against an attacker. This training will give the students a tactical advantage when confronting an intruder in their home and provide them with the mental tools and physical ability to survive an attack.
Prevention Is the Best Self-Defense
First, remember that prevention is the best self-defense. Attackers, whatever their objectives, are looking for unsuspecting, vulnerable targets. So be sure to follow general safety tips like being aware of your surroundings, only walking and parking in well-lit areas, keeping your keys in hand as you approach your door or car, varying your route and times of travel, and other personal security precautions.
Apart from avoiding confrontation, if you can defuse a situation (talk someone down from physically assaulting you) or get away—by handing over your wallet/purse or whatever they want, do that. Hand over your money rather than fight. Nothing you own is worth more than your life or health.
If violence is unavoidable, however, to really defend yourself, you’ll want to know ahead of time how to fight back effectively—it’s possible even against someone bigger or stronger than you. Here are some basic self-defense techniques that can keep you safe:
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