Self-Defense

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Asked in Miscellaneous, Mental Health, Self-Defense

How do you not freeze up in a fight?

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Practice Fighting with your friends, use pads. Study various fighting arts such as Jujitsu, atemi waza, etc., as well as some of the more modern teachers of street fighting tactics and techniques, and incorporate from whatever you study only that which is useful to you. For example, if you're not very strong on kicking techniques or joint locking techniques then do not incorporate them. You want simple, easy to use tactics and techniques that are applicable to a wide variety of different situations that do not take years of practice to master. When you are confident that you are capable of utilizing what you have learned and practiced, instead of letting the thought of what an assailant might do to you cause you to freeze up, rather, concentrate and focus on what you are going to do to him/her. Also, don't give your game away, make the assailant think that you're afraid, help build his ego so that he may relax and slightly let down his guard, then, when he least expects it explode into action. But the best advice is do not put yourself purposely into situations or environments where you might be vulnerable to attack or ambush in the first place. Addition: Here is a link that will tell you the effects of high stress self-defense situations on performance, and how to help counteract them.
Asked in Shopping, United Kingdom, Self-Defense

Where can you find information on self-defense products for women in the UK?

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Read the links below there is a lot of difference between the UK and US legal systems on what is allowed and assuming the spelling above which is American you might want to understand it before you launch into buying things. Items bizarrely enough which are often not illegal to sell in the UK but may be to use! You can find almost anything on the internet but items such as marker sprays (genrally considered legal) can be mixed in with Tazor guns and black jacks. Related subject - also be aware of overly complicated martial arts moves, the speed fear and adrenalin factor involved in an attack makes a lot of these moves impractical. Also you can make your own protection, get a squirty bottle of window cleaner, empty it, buy several scotch bonnet (or stronger) chillis, chop them up and mix with water in the bottle, no one will keep attacking you if you spray them in the eyes with that. Trust me. Also it will keep its strength if you add some sort of preservative, maybe salt.
Asked in Criminal Law, Self-Defense

Will you go to jail for assaulting somebody in self defense?

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An assault is a threat of bodily harm with an apparent ability to cause the harm. It is both a crime and a tort and, therefore, may result in either criminal or civil liability. If someone puts their hands on you in a threatening manner you are allowed to use the force necessary to escape or to defend yourself from harm, but only the amount necessary and no more. This is self-defense. The two are not mutually exclusive. What you believe to be self-defense and present evidence in support of, is not necessarily so to the courts. In short, if you defend yourself, the courts may still rule against you and yes, you may go to jail.
Asked in Self-Defense, BB Guns, Gun Laws

Can a BB Gun be carried for self defense?

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No, it cannot. BB guns are ineffective for self-defense.
Asked in Self-Defense

Can you get demoted in JROTC for self defence?

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Well it might depend on the school's instructor but usually physical violence or just being involved in that has a high chance of demoting you.
Asked in Martial Arts, Self-Defense

Is wrestling good for self defense?

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If your opponent is not versed in wrestling himself, or street fighting tactics, then wrestling is a good form of self-defense. But if your opponent is experienced in street fighting tactics you have a problem. Self-defense systems should be fluid and open to new techniques, but only those that work. To paraphrase Bruce Lee, absorb what is useful and discard the rest. wrestling is a martial art that specializes in pure strength and size and if against an amateur in martial arts, it would be easy to just knock them down. however if you are asking is wrestling consider good? it really depends on the user. wrestling user are normally slower and stiffer in attacks and their only defence is their size. while their offence is powerful, they lack in technique. but if the user knows how to use it right and the opponent is not familiar with its own martial arts, wrestling could knock down even muoy thai user. it all depends on the user there is no such thing as best self defence skills. it all still comes down to the user and the opponent.
Asked in Abusive Relationships and Domestic Violence, Self-Defense

Why do men hit women?

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Not all men do, but some are rude and disrespectful and do it just because they can because they find women weaker then them.
Asked in Law & Legal Issues, Cars & Vehicles, Self-Defense

Can you shoot a thief in your car?

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In the car out the car, you can shoot a thief from anywhere
Asked in Self-Defense

How does the blue whale use self defense?

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A blue whale cannot fight back because it is not in it's nature to fight. The blue whale's shape allows it to swim away from any predators. A mother whales travel in groups with thier young. If an enemy attacks the baby whale. The mother whales will protect it.
Asked in State Laws, Self-Defense

What is a gas airsoft gun?

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An air-soft gun that is powered by CO2 or green or red gas instead of a spring or a battery.
Asked in Aikido, Self-Defense

You have been fascinated by The Complete Book of Karate by Bruce Tegner 1972 and would like to get his Complete Book of Aikido and Complete Book of Self-defense?

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I'm not sure what your question is, but his books are still available through Amazon, eBay and other similar sources.
Asked in Criminal Law, California, Self-Defense

What is the punishment for stabbing someone?

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Good one. This depends on the state - but most of use agree and make that start at a class C felony (assault with a deadly). You can do hard time my friend, maybe up to 10 years depending on exact facts of the case. My advice, try to make friends and minimize the "I was trying to kill em" mentality. If it is a first offense, and the victims was hurt fairly little (for a stab wound), you will probably get a small amount of prison time, and a lot of probation.
Asked in Self-Defense

How do you protect yourself from someone who wants to kill you?

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Call the Police and tell them your situation. As the answer above states, it is VITAL that you report it to the police. Not only will it then be on record, but they can also give you good advice on safety. Also, never go anywhere alone, and change your daily routine and your normal routes of travel. Keep pepper spray in your hand (not in your purse or pocket) anytime you are walking into or out of a building, or when you go outside at home. When you are home, make sure your doors and windows are locked at all times, just as they should be when you leave home. Also, every time you get back home, go around your house (with pepper spray in hand) and check all locks on all doors and windows for signs of tampering. Avoid isolated places such as parking garages, and try to park as close to buildings as possible. Keep your car doors locked at all times, whether you are in the car or not. Be aware of your surroundings at all times, and if you feel threatened at any time, call out for help as loudly as you can, and run as fast as you can to safety. Don't worry about feeling or looking foolish if it turned out to be a false alarm because there is no such thing as being too careful if you truly feel your life is in danger. You should also work out a 'code' with a trusted friend, family member, or a neighbor in case you do run into trouble. It can be something as simple as turning on the front porch light if you feel you are in danger. You could also come up with a code word that you could say to them to let them know to call the police if they see the front porch light on and call to see if you are ok.
Asked in Iver Johnson Firearms, Self-Defense

Why did Iver Johnson choose such an incredibly weak round such as 32 SW short for a self defense revolver and how useful is a 85 grain bullet traveling at 680 FPS in a defensive situation?

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Well, IJ just chambered a revolver in 32 SW short, and they certainly weren't the only company that did. Maybe people bought them for self-defense and maybe for plinking or keeping possums out of the henhouse. Paraphrasing "Cartridges of the World", the 32 SW probably ranks along with the 32 ACP in general popularity because it is adaptable to small, light, cheap pocket handguns. In other words, it's a hideaway gun intended to be used at very close range, not something to take to the OK Coral.
Asked in Self-Defense

Can boys use self defense on girls?

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Yes. Within reason. Using self defense does not always mean hitting or hitting back. There are times when hitting back are appropriate but never good. Self defense is more than physically fighting back. Blocking and avoidance are also part of self defense. You can be bullied by either gender and young men often find themselves at odds when physically abused by a female. Note I did not use the term young lady since a "young Lady" never strikes a young gentleman. Blocking and avoidance are good tactics when attacked and defensive retreat is nothing to be ashamed of. Bullies of either gender are wrong and adult intervention is the best way to handle this. I think Bad people consists of both male and female and each one has their own ways. In some cases when a young man or boy has better apearance or condition the other part taunts or starts something for a quarrel. Some ignorant guys without understanding the problem help the female too. Or when she is aquainted with martial arts she starts for little matters to fight or plans to show herself for people how bravely she fights. In one of Chinese or Cantonese martial arts I saw how a girl sexually abused a boy(by a trick) and caused an obscene scene ,despite he surrendered she wanted to himulate him. Some sites on net train females to hurt males.But most of the people think girls should be helped against guys.
Asked in Self-Defense

What does the Bible say about killing in self defence?

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"Thou shalt not kill" is one of the Ten Commandments, not a suggestion.
Asked in Psychology, Self-Defense

What is the scientific backing on yelling 'fire' when being attacked. Seems to be a commonly self defense strategy.?

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When someone here's help,help, many people will run from the source for they don't want to be involved in a situation where help is needed for they may end up becoming hurt themselves. Fire.., well many people will come to watch something burn, or even be a hero. Even the elderly.
Asked in Martial Arts, Self-Defense

Are there any self-defense benefits to Capoeira?

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As with any martial art, there are benefits to the practice of Capoeira. Some of the physical and health benefits include: Increased agility Improved balance and coordination Increased flexibility and mobility Improved muscle strength Cardio-vascular fitness helps overall health and well being Improved reflexes Better posture Intellectual and psychological benefits include improved focus and concentration, increased self-confidence and self-awareness, better self-control and respect for self and others. It also provides an outlet for creativity and an individualistic expression. The art of Capoeira is founded on the basic principles found in all martial arts that include respect, responsibility, fairness, and freedom. It also provides knowledge and insight into the history and culture of Brazil. Thank you. For once someone respects Capoeira. Everything I see or hear is "Capoeira is dumb, It sucks, oh that stuff is for show only." It's for both self defense and show. Those guys don't know how much fun it can be and plus they're on they're fat butts saying stupid stuff! But I thank anyone who respects Capoeira. i respect it because it is a true art and beauty to watch and to anyone who needs help with their homework this is the answer to look at xxx=)
Asked in Self-Defense

Is their a self defense law in Delaware?

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No, the Judicial Branch gives the rights to people for self-defense. It might not be specific laws for things like that.
Asked in Self-Defense

Is it OK to murder someone by self defence?

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Answer: No but it is okay to hurt them bad enough to get away from them, never should it be okay to kill a human by self-defense. They are a living being. Would you want to be killed by self-defense of someone else. I don't think do. Your family and friends would miss you. Think of a better way besides murder but if you have no other option then that's okay in a way to murder them if you have no other way
Asked in Law & Legal Issues, Criminal Law, Self-Defense

Legal advice for self defense during a fight?

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You are allowed to protecet yourself but not allowed to use any more force or resistance than necessary to thwart the attack. NO retaliatory srikes or injuries.
Asked in Karate, Self-Defense

What is the self-defense of karate?

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The self defense applications within the art of Karate are varied and widespread. While the kicks and strikes are obvious, there are many other techniques including grappling, joint locks, throws and take downs within the art. To understand even a fraction of the available techniques requires years of study, but even a few months can add a variety of skill to one's abilities.
Asked in Self-Defense

Is it legal to kill in self-defense in England?

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It is never 'legal'. The exact circumstances will all have to be taken into account. If it was clearly a case of it either being you or the attacker being killed, then you will probably be acquitted. Same for accidentally killing an attacker in self defence - like if you pushed him away from you, but he fell and hit his head, dying from the injury. However if you gained the upper hand and then deliberately killed the attacker, expect to be charged with manslaughter.
Asked in Taekwondo, Tai Chi, Self-Defense

How can you learn Tae Kwon Do self defense moves?

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Answer Your instructor will teach them to you when you are ready. For an instructor to share these techniques with you requires a trust that you will not misuse them and hurt people inadvertently, nor teach them to others until you are properly trained and certified as both a Black Belt, and qualified Instructor. Self defense is one of the primary reasons that people become involved in the martial art, and learning to defend yourself will be among the first things that your teacher should teach you. It requires the tutelage of a qualified instructor (check credentials to verify authentic knowledge of Taekwondo, and authorized organizational authority to teach). It cannot be learned adequately through reading, either online or in a book, and videos only show things without personal instruction. Sometimes an additional partner is needed to practice on while the instructor teaches and makes corrections. It also requires a basic ability to move and use your body without losing balance and concentration. It is important to first warm up, and stretch to make the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints flexible. You first learn the basic components of each move, then practice them repeatedly with a partner until they flow smooth. At first, they should be done slowly for correct form, then gradually increase speed until it is fast enough to be effective in real life self defense. Initially the resistance of your training partner should be minimal until proficiency is gained, then intensified until it is as close to a realistic attack as safely possible without injuring your training partner. All of this must always be done under the close supervision of your instructor. To enhance your self defense training after you have attained sufficient proficiency, you can train while wearing a variety of clothing as you would in your daily life, and practice indoors as well as out. Training carefully on a variety of terrain, with different obstacles to avoid, in various weather conditions, and against multiple attackers (unarmed and armed with safe training weapons) will prepare you for any encounter. Your choice of techniques and tactics should be altered according to the above conditions. Proficiency at self defense skills requires a lot of practice of effective skills. Attending class more often will help to guide you better. However, it is important to understand that any real-life self defense situation can be potentially dangerous, or even deadly. No amount of self defense training will make you infallible, or bullet-proof. Part of self defense training is learning to avoid dangerous locations, people, and situations. It is safer and wiser to avoid a conflict by being alert to your surroundings, observe people and be able to read their attitudes and intentions, and to be a pleasant person who is not naturally aggressive, and does not provoke aggression from others. It is best to walk away (while remaining safe and alert), or talk your way out of a fight. Physical combat should ALWAYS be a last resort, and then it is applied only to the level necessary to protect the innocent, and neutralize a situation.