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Self-Defense for Kids

There are many places and schools that teach self-defense for children —these schools are in almost every city in the world. Some schools are even giving basic lessons for free so that kids will know how to defend themselves. The disadvantage of this is most of the schools don’t really show a child that he/she’s always going to face someone bigger and stronger than how her teacher/instructor looks like.

The worst thing that a parent can think of is their children being out of their sights. The best parents can never always be with their kids from time to time, that’s the reason why these parents enroll these kids on self-defense programs to help their children defend and protect themselves when their parents can’t make it with them.

Generally, kids are small, but being small gives them advantage. Children can easily deliver clouts, knocks, and punches to the susceptible parts of an attacker’s body. A kid can hit some of the pressure points of a person and bring them to their knees.

Kids are also small enough to get away from their attacker’s arms by wiggling their bodies.

Parents, more than anything in this world, just want to know and see their children safe and unharmed as this brings peace of mind to the parents.

Knowing that your kids is enrolled in a program that teaches them to defend themselves in unexpected situations will give you piece of mind, right? You do not have to worry if the school or the institution that’s near your place is good; there are people who can teach your kid some good self-defense skills plus they guarantee good results!

Be Safe, Feel Safe: Krav Maga

If you are reading the newspapers and come across some statistics regarding crime victims, you might notice that 3% of all the crime victims belong are senior citizens or old people. With this small number, why are there a lot of old ones isolate themselves because they are afraid? The reason is so simple: As a person ages, the strength of his/her body decreases and confidence levels diminish along. Because of that, that person is unable to counterattack and protect themselves when they face attackers and/or street muggers.

There is no possibility in terms of self-defense. But always keep in mind that no matter how small, old, and weak you are, when you know how to move appropriately, the mugger/attacker will know who’s in charge —definitely not him, it’s you.

Self-defense techniques are not hard to learn as they are also easy to dredge up. It can be practiced with a friend or it can be exercised by enrolling at a Krav Maga school. Joining a Krav Maga class is a great way to learn how to defend a person’s (old person’s) self and regain his confidence back so he can walk down the street alone.

Kicks and strikes are included in self-defense, but there are also ways where homes and surroundings can be kept safe. In actual fact, one of the largest part that can make a person feel safe is how he/she carries him/herself when he is at home or he/she in public —confidence, it is!

AT HOME

Doors and windows should always have locks. There are hardwares and shops that sell safe locks for windows and doors. Make sure that you buy quality made locks. Another alternative is the placement of wooden dowels into the window tracks; these things will not let ’bad people’ forcefully open the window of your house.

If possible and if your door has peepholes, make sure that you look through them before you go and open the door to anyone. If you own a dog, let him be with you when there are strangers by your door. A dork barking at people it doesn’t know will serve as a warning for these strangers.

GOING OUT

When you are going out, make sure that you are aware of what’s happening on your surroundings. Keep your eyes opened and look around and feel if there are any suspicious actions that might happen against you. You can always carry some keys or pens in your hand or in your pocket, these things can be used to poke your attackers in their eyes.

YOU NEED NOT BE STRONG

To feel safe, you do not have to be super strong; just learn the right self-defense to use. Learning these moves will help you gain confidence as you walk with heads up.