Broad daylight attacks perpetrated in general public places boldly stated as headlines in broadsheets and tabloids has been becoming common news. Crimes of serious and petty ones are being committed inside and outside our homes in several places while you are reading this blogs. The cries and screaming voices were being belted out in frustration and freightening fashion in search for answers by asking why it should be them who should experience the brutal and merciless infraction in their lives.
To be a victim is a choice, it is how prepared we are and comes out conciously our home and maintain our composure in every single seconds to outsmart the direct line of assault. An attacker is always on the lookout of weak and out of focus individual either is a man or woman regardless of age as long as it is within their sudden capacity to strike in a lightning quick action without any hesitation to finish the crime. So how do we prepare? What are the things we got to do to put up a sign that were not that an easy target all the time we are out of our comfort zone.
Tough Mental Preparedness is one of the biggest key element that we should establish. We should ingrained in our selves that were ready to deter, stabilize and control fully the assailant. Our core concentration must be directed to those weeaker points or parts where the suspect will feel even in a split seconds to put away his attention into what he is into you. Practice and serious excercises to execute it requires utmost attention. I can do it and I have to do it shall be your instant words to run the deal. It is the lack of mind over subject thing that befalls everyone as a victim and to ensure that’ you can seek help within the next minute is a great deterrent.
Basic Training of Self Defense is now handily accessible through the Internet. Before one has to enroll in a Karatedo or Judoka class to learn the basics of self defense stance and attack to neutralize an ill refute suspect, arms to arms combat and proper striking methods to ensure you’re safe and slightly battle scarred but alive. Use the Internet by searching websites offering free and downloadable self defense routine and rituals like how you’re doing it with your weekend Zumba on tv. Just think that it’s for own safety and you’ll learn to appreciate those hand and feet gestures including the act of receiving the blow from a suspect and converting it to his weaknesses and further downfall. Try to peek at those sites before heading out of work or home and your confidence level will rise expectedly.
Plan your Daily Route by having a three options to get home or to your office. In between stops gives you time to delay suspicious encounters and earns you the rigid mind set of a combat ready person. If you are using public transportation do make sure you have establish way to hit the road either riding a cab or app based car during rains, a carpool during dry season and riding a trike which is well lighted and open type for distinction in case of unexpected danger. Familiarizing yourself with the road is far better than those who do not, escape route is needed for a brief chase and being not able to dissect the roads or alleys will give you the underhand to escape. Learn to read and check the maps offered in Google I assure you it’s a plus factor for your navigation needs. Try to speak to your cab driver where are the possible road pass thru for a shorter or longer routes this way you’re learning it big time.
Spray Bottles come in Handy as the suspect is secretly scanning the area and choosing their victim and you consider yourself as small, petite and too feminine then use the power of bottle sprayer. It need not be the standard pepper spray as cologne or alcohol spray if directed to the suspects eyes will drive the same effect and disturbance giving you time to strike him in his weak points as you’ve learned from your internet self defense class and seek help or get away from the line of danger. Always put it in your tops pocket or keep hold of it if youve sense something out of your trusted instincts.
Use the power of technology Literally those selfie sticks is as great as an instant weapon at hand to defend yourself. By striking with all your might you’re assure of getting to your second layer of defense in hitting the suspect to his weak points. They want your laptop, iPad and big screened cellphones? Use it as a weapon of your defense as your life is the most expensive than anything else in times of danger. Great presence of mind is the key element here to secure yourself.
Do not wander away from the crowd but choose your crowd like a group of buffalo trying to cross a river right in the scrutinizing eyes of the lion in the wild the last one or those who wander a few meters away from the crowd becomes the weakest link of the chain as it gives the mentality of being the last just by looking in his front and thinking no one follows of its the same breed but a roaring lion. The same in the city, you must always be in the pack crossing streets, climbing public elevated pedestrians and even shaded bus stops. Never indulge yourself to be odd man out of the few as this is a clear sign of danger.
Wear Decent Looking Clothes most of the victims are of course unwilling and they always fell to a fashion trap. Body hugging clothes, plunging neckline, micro mini skirts and sleeveless tops is like a garbage chased by flies. We all agree that were more presentable wearing those fads and fashion but by golly kindly put it in a place of proper decorum. If you’re just taking public transportation why not wear jeans and jacket and bring those attire in the office and change to that fashion you wanted and do the same by back to jeans and jacket going home? Am very sure it’s doable and it all needs discipline to achieve it. Wearing heels riding a jeepney somehow puts you in danger of slipping by hopping to that higher platform of buses and jeepneys. Don’t wear shades if you don’t need to as this limit your peripheral vision of the surrounding and this is what a perperator wants as they could come from the sides or at 4 and 7 o’clock angles of your back which where you are weakest when wearing shades. Skimpy clothings are a magnet to those maniacs and flesh starving guys who finds solace to victimize women wearing them. Be mindful of showing skin in public.
Always have a Companion especially at nighttime where criminals are rampant. Having a travel buddy anywhere makes you a hard target. No single lion were able to bite two deer or buffalo simultaneously. If it’s really impossible to have a companion during the wee hours execute plan B by booking an app based ride going home. Really tired of traveling ? Hit the cafeteria open for 24 hours and you’ll be safer than ever just be sure to ignore drinks offered by a stranger to keep the deal of safety.
Outsmarting those bad guys comes in thousand ways and what is more important is the way to discern that something unusual are bound to happen and keeping a huge amount of effort of maintaining a clear mindset to response smartly to any assailants is the best basic and initial remedy to deter the consummation of a petty or heinous crime and keep yourself safe.