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  • Debbie Kroger - Human Resources Manager

Self Defense

Let’s talk self-defense for females in today’s time, important or not? How important is it to be aware of

your surroundings? I’ve been teaching self defense since 1999 and its very important to be able to

protect yourself when alone or in a crowd.

Since the days of cell phones most people do not pay attention to who or what is going on around them.

I’ve even caught myself walking through Walmart texting one of my grandkids and almost walk into

someone else pushing a cart. Now a days with our phones having everything on them to email,

Facebook, snap chat and Instagram, we find ourselves face down looking at our phones whenever we

can always to be aware of your surroundings. If someone is making you feel uncomfortable remove yourself from that situation. If they try to follow you make eye contact and be vocal (loud if needed} and tell them to get back. Being loud will call attention to the situation and someone bothering you doesn’t want the attention on then. Parking in lighted areas in parking lots, making sure no one is hanging out by your car when you’re getting into or out of the vehicle. A female should always listen to her intuition and if the hairs on the back of your neck stand up and you feel something is not right, LISTEN TO YOUR INTERSELF.

If you find yourself in a situation where you must defend yourself against an attacker, you do have

weapons on you. Your head is very effective if you head butt someone in the nose and mouth area.

Most of us knows how that feels from holding little babies. Your elbow and hands work well if you strike

in the face, eyes or throat area. Knees work well to the groin area and foot stomp heal scrap down a

shin will bring tears to the eyes of your attacker.

If you can’t find a self-defense class, there are a lot of videos out there that are very informative and

when practiced becomes first nature when your put in a situation that you might need to defend

yourself. So next time you’re taking a walk or just walking through the store look around and see how

many people are looking or talking on the phone it will probably surprise you at the number, be aware

and be safe.


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