8 Self-Defense Tips That Can Harm You Instead of Doing Good

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If you are walking all by yourself alone in a shady neighborhood at day or night time and in case someone attacks you, you would always want to prepared and know what response to give in such situations. Self-defense tips can be extremely handy in such situations. But, you should be cautious about whose tips you are about to follow. If an unreliable source provides you with these tips without any actual experience, it can backfire on you and place you in a more dangerous situation. This article will provide you a list of self defense tips which can be harmful for you in critical situations.

1Holding the keys between your fingers

It is believed by many people that a key can used for protection just by holding it between your fingers as much like a knuckle duster. There are many flaws in this method. The first thing the attacker will do when you clench your fist is to get hold of your keys. You can cut yourself if you place the keys towards their direction as the rough edges can cut your fingers.

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What you should do

The best way to hold a key is to hold it naturally as if you are going to open a door. This will grab less attention and also it can be handled easily. The key can also be gripped facing downward like as if you’re holding a knife. This can provide you a more powerful and swinging motion.

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2Running away from an attacker

It always isn’t a good idea to run away from your attacker. There is a chance that the attacker can be quicker than you. Running away can agitate him and make them much more impatient and angrier, thus it can place you in a much more dangerous situation. You should know your own potential whether you have the endurance to run long distance and even fight in serious situations.

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The best option

If your assailant has a gun, running can be a bad option as your back becomes a moving target. You will not even have an idea about what’s going on behind you and you can slow down if you turn your head to look. With all this being said, one of the best options for you is running, but just stay focused and escape from this situation as fast as possible. But always remember the consequences of running away have.

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