It’s a bright sunny day outside. You’re strolling around your favorite mall. You’ve decided to take a moment to yourself to indulge in a little bit of shopping. The birds are chirping, and you feel completely at ease. That is until a person approaches you and asks for all your money. They didn’t ask nicely, and they appeared out of nowhere. In situations like this, what do you do?
If you’ve had the proper training, it would be wise to use it in a situation like this. Self-defense is something we should all know. Self-defense can range from many practices or options such as a Taser, knife, gun, or pepper spray. Whatever you choose for your self-defense weapon, learn to use it properly.
Your body could be considered a self-defense weapon, if you engage in the proper training.
If you’re looking for self-defense techniques, there are plenty of practices you can choose to follow:
- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
- Muay Thai
- Krav Maga
If you choose to own a gun, you must do so legally. California currently has some of the strictest laws in regards to gun ownership. If you choose to a use a gun as your self-defense you need to aware of the laws. California has a Castle Doctrine that allows you to use deadly force within your home if you have a reasonable fear of peril. If an event happens outside your house, California law states you must have a justifiable reason to use deadly force.
Don’t wait for an incident to happen, be prepared. Whether it’s taking karate classes, or a self-defense seminar, it’s important that you are prepared. Not only should you be prepared, you should practice using you self-defense weapon of choice. Don’t just take one karate lesson and never practice it. Take classes periodically to practice, that way if an incident ever occurs, you’ll be ready.
No one ever wants to use their self-defense skills. Using them means that you’re in harm’s way, or you can be seriously injured or worse. You can be hanging out with a group of friends, going to a concert, or just shopping on your own and run into a bad person.