3 Self-Defense Moves Every Woman Should Know

Learn how to defend yourself against a potential attacker.

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Knowing how to protect yourself against an attacker is a skill worth learning. Krav Maga, a form of self-defense and physical training, is focused on quick techniques based on instinct, making it easy for anyone to learn. Regardless of your age, physique, or fitness level, these are the first self-defense moves you should know to get you started with the practice.


Use this self-defense sheet to your advantage. Print it out, pass it to your friends and family, and know how to defend yourself in any situation.

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Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.

THE INITIAL INTERACTION

Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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