Self Defense For Females
We read every day in the newspapers and hear from friends and co-workers about rape victims while feeling safe and unworried ourselves. Always believing that it only happens to others. That we are not going to be one of the unfortunate ones. Do you know what this kind of thinking can get you into? Well it could mean that you might be the next victim who was unprepared. I know that most people shudder from the thought of rape but let me tell you something, it is very important, and indeed necessary, that, if you are a girl then you must be aware of self defense techniques that can save you from being assaulted and as we all know it, from being murdered, since death usually follows sexual assault.
It is imperative to accept that the world is a very unsafe place and that it is not being paranoid to be well prepared beforehand in case someone tries to assault you or worse, kill you. Do not assume that thinking of bad things will actually lead to bad things happening. The truth is that being prepared to be assaulted will actually help you escape a feasible nasty situation when, and if it takes place. Although there are many self defence techniques that people circulate, I have listed 4 very easy and plausible rape self defense ideas that almost anyone of any age can handle.
It, however, needs to be remembered that no matter how frightening the situation is, it helps heaps if you can control your panic level and actually maintain some kind of calmness in you. Even if you get a chance to run away after he has already attacked you, it is advised that you take the opportunity, if you get one that is, to attack the attacker back and immobilize him so that you can make a safe exit. If you start running while he is wholly capable of running after you and raping you, trust me he will catch you since is he determined and he, unlike you, is not the victim and is therefore not unfocused. It is scientifically proved that fear can actually turn a very timid and weak person very strong and that strength if used correctly can save one’s life in dangerous situations.
Some victims find it impossible to stick their fingers or thumbs up their attacker’s eyes because they believe in not harming other people. In most cases they end up being raped and even killed just because they were too nice and considerate to fatally attack back. Remember that your attacker is there to harm you and there is a great chance that he might kill you. A person who stoops down to sexually assault a girl or woman can kill without blinking for once. In trying situations think only about survival and it will help you come out in one piece.
Go for the eyes – the Eye Gouge
This is one of the most common self defense techniques and yet many forget to apply it in real cases. Perhaps it is due to the fact that people panic and feel pressured and their mind stops working the right way.
The eye gouging technique is a very easy yet to some very gory attacking technique. It is important to mentally stay prepared that one day you might have to sink your thumb or fingers deep in some potential rapist’s eyes. I do not mean just pressing your fingers on your attacker’s eyes, I am talking about making your fingers dive deep in his eyes so that he can never see another girl with lust. When your fingers are deep inside his eyes, twist them and do as much damage as possible. Doing this to the attacker’s eyes will definitely buy you valuable time to escape but I suggest that you do some further damage before going for the escape route.
Go for the ears – slap
This rape self defense technique is very easy and may seem like it can do no damage but trust me, it can make your attacker lose awareness for some time. If you do it right you may internally damage his ear drums, making them bleed and make him collapse to the ground.
All you have to do is take both of your hands and do not part your fingers. Make the fingers stay side by side so that little or no air can pass just the way you make your hands cup while clapping. What you will need to do next is slam both your hands right on top of both his ears as hard as possible. This act is a plausible one because in rape cases the offender has to come close to the victim’s face making it possible to attack in this manner.
Kick his balls
This is an age old technique that sisters are used to being taught by brothers while growing up and it did not become an age old method without a cause. It actually works. Just attack the attacker’s testicles with your knee, hand or foot and you can temporarily paralyze him. However, the problem with this defense is that men usually sense this and attack the victim instead. Try not to kick here at the beginning; you can further paralyze him by kicking his testicles once you have already taken him by surprise by using either the eye gouge technique or slapping the ears. Remember if you are, however, successful at attacking his private part, then take advantage of the situation and let go of all self restraint. This attack method works best if you can go near your attacker and raise your knee as hard as possible as he will be less aware of your movements because of the close proximity.
This is a lethal self defense method but it is a bit tricky. Take three fingers from your able hand, usually the right hands middle three fingers and for those who are left handed the fingers from the left. Take the tree fingers and press them together, and the moment you get the opportunity, plunge towards the center of his neck (where the Adam’s apple is situated) with all your strength. This will internally damage his throat and can kill him.
An additional self defence method:
I consider this technique to be a bit difficult but knowing it would not hurt. Take the heel of your palm and make it push his nose up with all your might. The heel of the palm should be right above his lips and under his nostrils. Pushing your heels upwards, hard and swift, will make his nose bridge break loose and run through his brain. It can kill him instantly.
Keep these personal defense techniques on mind just in case you need to stop a tragic successful sexual attack or death.