We have always maintained that school-aged children should be taught the basics of self-defense at an early age, and then practiced throughout their school years so that young girls especially become proficient in learning how to defend themselves. Many sexual assaults on young women might be avoided with some well executed self-defense maneuvers.
A good self-defense training DVD can teach anyone the basics of self-defense in the comfort of their own home. Using a DVD with or without a friend to practice with, you can learn from world-class instructors at your own pace. We also believe that learning self-defense techniques together as a family is a great way to build bonds that will last forever.
So learn the basics of self-defense techniques with a training DVD. Then decide which self-defense weapon you want to use. They are all effective, but they have shortcomings too.
Many women do not like the idea of having to physically apply a stun device to an assailant. They don’t want to get that close to him if they can help it, however that is required to make a stun device work. It has to be physically held for 3 to 5 seconds against the assailant’s body.
Stun devices do not work on assailants who are drunk or high on drugs and that describes a lot of sexual perverts who need that external stimuli to do their crime.
Pepper sprays can be used from a distance usually of 8 to 10 feet-sometimes more. But wind, even a slight breeze, can blow pepper spray off course.
Choose your self-defense weapon carefully. Then read and follow the included instructions. You can even get training from your local police department if they have the time availability.
Now comes the most important part-practice! You learn self-defense techniques, you have chosen a self-defense weapon, now practice with both and run through different scenarios that may occur in your life. When the time comes to use the techniques and your self-defense weapon, you don’t want to be wondering how to fire your stun gun or your pepper spray.
Self-defense products have become a mainstay in the personal security, personal safety and female self-defense world. Women especially need these products to help level the playing field because they are assaulted so much more often than men. As reliable as these products are and as good as they are at providing that personal security and personal safety, we also recommend that women and men develop a self-defense strategy.