What Are Some Self-Defense Basics?

Knowing basic self-defense and disengagement techniques can help us avoid violence and feel more confident if we ever had to defend ourselves.

Of course ideally we hope to never find ourselves in such a situation, but even if we do there are some strategies we can use to try calming a situation down before things get physical.  

Let’s talk about some de-escalation techniques and some self-defense basics.

What Are Some Self-Defense Basics?

What Is The #1 Rule Of Self-Defense?

Don’t put yourself in bad situations.  This is not meant to sound like victim blaming, the fact is the best way to defend yourself from an attack is not to put yourself in a situation where you are likely to be attacked.

What Are The 3 Strategies Of Self-Defense?

What To Do If Someone Grabs You?

If an attacker grabs you from behind, jerk your head back as hard as you can so that you hit them in the face or neck. Unfortunately for them, but fortunately for you this should loosen their grip on you, allowing you to run to safety.  (Source: www.holmesplace.com)

What Are The Basics Of Self-Defense?

  • Present yourself with confidence.
  • Trust your instincts.
  • Set strong verbal boundaries.
  • Maintain a non-confrontational stance.
  • Use the element of surprise.
  • Keep a safe distance.

What Fighting Style Should I Learn For Self-Defense?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is considered the most effective grappling art and that makes it a popular choice for people that want to learn self-defense techniques. It mostly focuses on ground fighting techniques and skill.

What’s The Best Self-Defense To Learn For Kids?

Some Of The Best Martial Arts For Your Kids:

  • Taekwondo.
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
  • Muay Thai.
  • Wrestling.
  • Mixed Martial Arts.

Should I Put My Kid In Martial Arts?

Karate, for one, is a wonderful way to teach kids how to be respectful toward others and to focus on defense rather than offense.

Using defensive and counterattacking body movements, kids learn to honour their opponents and develop their character at the same time.

Should I Teach My Daughter Self-Defense?

Yes, both boys and girls can benefit equally.

In addition to getting physical exercise and honing skills, kids learn valuable mental skills through self-defense and martial arts. Some of these include focus and concentration.

While practicing their skills through repetition, kids learn about perseverance, staying in control, and staying on task. The result is normally improved discipline.

How Do You De-Escalate A Violent Situation?

Remain Calm: A purposeful demonstration of calmness and composure can help enable de-escalation.

Change the Setting: If possible, remove any people from the area. This could involve parties to the conflict and onlookers.

Respect Personal Space: Maintain a safe distance away and avoid touching the other person.

What Are Some Ways To Resolve An Aggressive Situation?

Things to remember when dealing with aggressive behaviour:

How Do You Calm Down An Aggressive Person?

  • Maintain a calm demeanor.
  • Practice active listening.
  • Provide them an opportunity to vent.
  • Impart empathy and compassion.

Final Thoughts

Be aware of your surroundings and call for help or get to a populated location if you feel unsafe.

Always try to avoid any physical contact unless absolutely necessary as this may cause provocation. Keep your composure, and first try some of the de-escalation techniques discussed.

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