why aren’t these being reblogged more often?
i rather see these than “keys in hand”
Umm so since I’m stupid could someone kindly explain each step for me like step 3 am i head butting him in the face or the chest?
I think it depends on the height of the person, but I suppose the head is a more effective target. I hope this helps :)
Step 1: Step back the moment he reaches for you.
Step 2: Duck!
Step 3: Head butt him in the chin. It’s very important that it is the chin and not the chest because it is much more uncomfortable and disorienting to have your teeth bang together especially if it cuts his tongue (which it will if it is in the way). More than likely height won’t matter. He will be leaning forward from the missed attempt at grabbing you.
Step 4: Knee him in the balls.
Step 5: When he doubles over, jab him on his back. I believe at the base of the neck just above the shoulder blades would be best. I’m not an expert, but this seems like the best place, imo.
Step 6: Don’t lose contact. Bring your other hand over and slam your hands against the sides of his heads as hard as possible. Right on the ears is the best place; it is extremely disorienting if done correctly. Then take his head and bring it down on your knee as you bring your knee up. It’s very important that you avoid the nose because if you knee his nose it will definitely break and more than likely the bones will stab his brain killing him, so aim for his mouth instead.
Step 7: Keep your knee up and bring your foot out to kick him over. Personally, I don’t like the image because it looks like she kicked him with her toes. You do not want to do that. Instead kick him with the ball or heel of your foot and put power behind it with a push.
Step 8: He is on the ground. You could probably stop here and he would get the picture, but if you really want to…Your leg is still in the air from the kick. With all your force slam the edge of your your heel on his side. It will be more effective if you lower your body first by bending at the knee of the leg your weight is on. Done right, you can break a rib or two.
reblogging again for that^
Reblogging for the steps in the image and the explanation in the comments. I don’t so much like the explanation on the image proper, but I appreciate the thought behind it (here, have a self-defense thing, it could save you) and so I’m passing it on.
One other note here: the ear smash should be done with cupped hands. You want to maximize the difference in air pressure between the outer and inner ears. Popping both the attacker’s eardrums will give him/her something else to think about, believe me.
Diagrams and descriptions are no substitute for training in a proper self-defence course, and even then the best you can hope from an ugly situation is to get out of it intact. No false heroics: yell your head off and run as soon as you can. (It applies to guys too - macho posturing rather than a clean pair of heels may well get you kicked into A&E if you’re lucky, the morgue if you’re not.)
But here’s a thing: sturdy shoes are your friend.
A long time ago my unarmed combat instructor Warrant Officer McDonald gave us quite the rant - I can remember it after nearly 40 years - about our habit of wearing trainers (sneakers) in civvies, which he dismissed as “plimsolls”, “tennis shoes” and “footwear not much stronger than thick socks”. He recommended “stout brogues” or at least something more solid.
I have no idea how this could apply to women dressed up for pubbing or clubbing because I’ve seen them in shoes where “totter” is more accurate than “walk”, never mind “run”, but ordinary streetwear as in the diagram is another matter.
The edge of a leather sole scraped hard down someone’s shin really hurts. (Personal experience with the edge of a suitcase and no deliberate force confirms it’s like the worst hacked shin ever. I don’t ever want to be on the receiving end of it done with intent.)
A kick up or across at the kneecap, toes raised so contact is with the ball of the foot or preferably the edge of a solid heel is very effective. (Mercifully no experience here at all, but patella dislocation is a fairly common sports injury. Ask someone who’s had one if they can run afterwards. I doubt it.)
Once your attacker is down and unable to follow, however temporarily, do what WO McD emphasised most of all. Run away! As already mentioned, this applies to men as well. It’s not cowardly, it’s smart. You’re not in an action movie. Call it “tactical withdrawal” if it makes you feel better, but do it.
The bad guy might have friends, and if they haven’t already appeared, don’t hang about until they do. Or he might be armed and decided not to use it - until now. Get out of there.
IMPORTANT: Once he’s no longer a threat do not continue stomping, kicking etc. (sections 7 & 8 apply if he’s still attacking you, definitely not if he’s semi- or unconscious.) It may relieve your terrified feelings, it may teach him a lesson, but what started as self-defence is now assault, you are the bad guy, and the ex-bad guy, now helpless victim(!) can press charges against you for whatever injuries you caused. These will certainly include the justified ones he brought on himself before you went all Steven-Seagal-pointless-brutality just because you could.
(NB,the opponents WO McD was teaching us to deal with were armed enemy military taking us prisoner. If we were lucky enough to put a WarPac soldier with an assault rifle down, we were - for our sake and that of our mates - to make sure he stayed down “and ineffective" (but not dead, which changed the rules of how we’d be treated if we were recaptured, and not to our benefit) before running. Confronting armed opponents (handgun, knife, whatever) on the street are not part of the OP diagram’s scenario. That’s a scary different ballgame about which I have nothing to say. Get professional advice.)
AFAIK you’re not obliged to call an ambulance or the police straight away, and certainly not to wait for them at the scene. Run, then do any calling once you’re well away (maybe not on your mobile…) The guy on the ground is there because he started it. He might want to claim you started it. He or his mates might want to finish it. They can’t if you’re not there.
So run (retreat, withdraw to prepared positions, get the hell out of Dodge) preferably to where there are other people, or where you can get a cab, bus or something, because when the reaction sets in - and it will - you’re better off being somewhere else.