Self Defense Tips from Jennifer Cassetta
Jennifer Cassetta is the creator of the She Warrior blog, movement, self defense and mindset courses. She is a speaker, self defense and wellness expert and author. The invisaWear team was lucky enough to partake in one of Jenn's self defense courses and we wanted to share some tips that we took away from the experience.
Jenn Cassetta's ABC's of self defense
Awareness, Boundaries, and Communication.
Awareness: Try to focus and be aware of your surroundings. For example, don't walk in the middle of the street scrolling through social media or texting. Try to not be distracted, stay aware of what's going on. Predators tend to go after people who are distracted because they seem to be an easy target.
Boundaries: Setting your boundaries. If someone is getting touchy feely, putting their arm on your shoulder, touching you in a way that makes you uncomfortable, say NO! Attempt to remove their hand and make sure you're clearly establishing boundaries of what is and what is NOT okay.
Communication: If someone is trying to attack you, use communication to scare them. Say "NO, BACK AWAY NOW". Try to channel your deep voice, a strict loud tone can often scare the attacker and many times the louder you are the more likely it is for someone nearby to hear.
3 Key Targets to Taking Down an Attacker
Eyes, Throat, and Groin.
Regardless of how big the attacker is, if you poke them in the eyes, they're very likely to get hurt. After you poke them in the eyes using your two fingers, try to elbow them in the throat, and then attempt to knee them in the groin. Once they're down that's a good opportunity for you to run.
Another tip: Use your accessories as a weapon! If your cell phone is in your hand you can try to use the edge of the phone to strike your attacker in the face and collar bone. Use your keys to strike your attacker in the neck. If you can, hit your attacker in the groin with your purse and once they're down, hit them again!
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