Yes, this technique will get you to Carnegie Hall, but it’s also necessary for every lifesaving technique. Most Humans when in situations that cause them to experience extreme stress, panic or fright may not be able to “keep their heads”, stay cool and focus on the steps necessary to resolve or deal with the situation. Our natural instinct will cause our heart to pound, our bloodstream gets flooded with adrenaline, our senses are impaired, and our minds are adrift in emotions that grip us so that we can’t think clearly.
Imagine if a fire broke out in you home in the middle of the night, and your family has a fire plan, but was never rehearsed. Most often than not, panic will ensue, and you and your family may or may not get out alive. If you have a family fire plan you should rehearse it twice a year. So that in the even of a fire, you will you will know what to do.
The same works concept works with self defense. Now matter what you purchase to protect yourself with, or what techniques you have learned you need to practice it to have it be part of your responses. A simple technique of a mom and a child to learn in a situation is when the need arises for the mother to step in front of the child to put the child out of the frame of reference. Then the mother (or father) keeps eye contact with the perpetrator and talk the whole time. While the perpetrator is concentrating on the parent, the child can easily slip away to get assistance, and out of harms way. The parent and the child need to practice this technique so that it can be effective. The parent and the child need to set up code phrases such as “Don’t harm my child” or “Leave us alone we don’t have nothing”. Upon hearing this the child should know what to do. However this technique is almost useless unless it is practiced over and over, so that it becomes second nature for both the parent and the child.
If you purchase pepper spray, or a stun gun, or learn self defense martial arts, you will need to take the time to practice to know what to do when the need arises.
By Victor Swindell, owner of PepperEyes.com, a division of Swindell Enterprises. PepperEyes.com is dedicated to assist those people who are unwilling to become a victim and are taking responsibility to protect themselves, their cars, or their possessions .In today’s society being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.