In this issue of the SelfDefenseResource.com Newsletter:
1. Quick Tip: Use Any Object as a Weapon
2. Technique: Dismount Assailant with Legs
3. Virginia Tech Massacre
4. New Articles
5. Learn More: General Self-Defense
1. QUICK TIP: USE ANY OBJECT AS A WEAPON
Well, almost any everyday object can be used to protect yourself. Improvised weapons are everywhere around us.
When in Code Yellow, staying aware and scanning your environment for potential threats and escape routes, also identify anything that can be used as an improvised weapon.
It can be a stick, stone, or knife-like object that you can pick up and strike with. Shield-like objects to deflect a strike. Liquids and sprays to throw into a face. A structure that you can pull or push an assailant into.
For more details and examples, read Everyday Objects as Weapons.
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2. TECHNIQUE: DISMOUNT ASSAILANT WITH LEGS
Anytime you are pinned on the ground, you need to get the assailant off, FAST!
Use your available tools to dismount him. For this particular technique, imagine a situation where you are on your back, the assailant sitting on your chest and facing you, and your legs are free.
Lift your legs high, lifting your buttocks off the ground. Move your legs up and around him to catch him on his front shoulders with the back of your calves and heels. Quickly and forcefully push him down with your legs while simultaneously bringing your torso and head up as if doing a sit up.
The objective is to force him off and slap his back and head to the ground. Immediately follow-up with hits to the groin and kicks to his body and head.
3. VIRGINIA TECH MASSACRE
A brief mention of Monday’s tragedy of shooter Seung-Hui Cho’s killing of 32 students at Virginia Tech.
I wrote about how to Escape from School Shootings and Massacres before.
And how a Texas school district initially had a self-defense program for teachers and children against such situations, but then wimped out on the plan:
School District Wimps Out on Defense Plan
A couple lessons can be learned from these situations:
Parents have the ultimate responsibility of teaching their children proper values, judgment, and responsibility. Children’s self-esteem can be developed and strengthened when parents are involved in their lives. Children who are loved, cared, and listened to will not go on a violent rampage.
I’m not saying that Cho’s parents did not raise them properly. Rather, that in general we can reduce the anger and motivations of would-be shooters through responsible care taking of children.
Children also need to learn self-defense. Not only to survive a school shooting situation, but other situations such as date rape and unpredictable altercations that can happen anywhere. It will also instill in children more awareness of their environment and people, and confidence that can only bolster their self-esteem.
4. NEW ARTICLES
Two new articles added since the last newsletter.
Learn the fighting techniques taught to the U.S. Army. Download the Combatives Manual of the U.S. Army: FM 3-25.150.
Events are held annually to increase awareness of crime and prevention. Learn about these Crime Awareness Months, the sponsoring organizations, and how you can help.
5. LEARN MORE: WOMEN
Specific topics for women include training and classes geared toward women, date rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence.
To learn more about women’s self-defense, check out our articles and resources in the Women Self-Defense section.
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