Sanda - Self Defense
~Learn to protect yourself in common real-world situations! Regardless of your strength, size, gender, or age — with knowledge and practice of effective self-defense techniques, you can defend yourself from violent attackers! Shifu uses real-world scenarios to teach you how to heighten your awareness so that you can avoid or deflect violent situations and use combat techniques that can help neutralize or redirect violent attacks. All techniques are grounded in the practice of Northern and Southern Shaolin Kung Fu, incorporating long fist, Lohan, Hungar, and animal forms such as Praying Mantis, Eagle, Tiger, and Dragon~
Prevention Is the Best Self-Defense
First, remember that prevention is the best self-defense. Attackers, whatever their objectives, are looking for unsuspecting, vulnerable targets. So be sure to follow general safety tips like being aware of your surroundings, only walking and parking in well-lit areas Keeping your keys in hand as you approach your door or car, varying your route and times of travel, and other personal security precautions.
part from SARS confrontation, if you can defuse a situation (talk someone down from physical assaulting you) or get away-by handing over your wallet / pur ones or whatever they want, do that. Is worth more than your life or health
If violence is unavoidable, however, to really defend yourself, you’ll want to know ahead of time how to fight back Effective-it’s possible even against someone bigger or stronger than you.
The Most Effective Body Parts to Hit
When you’re in a confrontation, you only have a few seconds and try a try before the fight may be a be. Before an attacker has gained full control of you, you must do everything you can-conserving as much energy as possible -to inflict injury so you can get away. (This is no time to be civil. In a physical confrontation that calls for self-defense, it’s hurt or be hurt.) So aim for the parts of the body where you can do the Most hurt easily: the eyes, nose, neck, knee, and legs.
Eyes: Gouging, or scratching the attacker’s eyes with your fingers or knuckles would be effective, as you can imagine. Rev caused a lot of pain, this should also make your escape easier by at least severe interfering with his vision.
Nose: If the attacker is close in front of you, use the heel of your palm to strike up his his nose; throw the whole weight of your body into the move to cause the most pain and force him to loosen his grip on you. If you’s behind you, you can strike his nose (from the side or front) with your elbow. Either way, aim for the nasal bones.
Neck: The side of the neck is a bigger target, where both the carotid artery and jugular vein are located. You could be temporarily stun your attacker with a knife hand strike (all fingers held straight and tightly together, with thumb tucked and slightly bent At the side of the neck. (For even more injury, you could push your elbow into your assailant’s throat while pitching the weight of your body forward.
Knee: The knee is an ideal self-defense target, vulnerable from every angle and easily kicked without risk of your foot being grabbed. Kick the side of the knee to cause injury or partially incapacitate your attacker. Kicking the front of the knee may cause More injury but is less likely to result in imbalance. Use your elbows, knees, and head. Those are the parts of the body that are most sensitive when hit. Now here are the parts of the body used most effective for inflicting damage: your elbows, knees, and head (they’re your Body’s bony built-in weapons). Use everyday objects. Everyday objects you carry around with you or things in your environment can also be used to your advantage as weapons. Hold a key or pen between your middle and ring finger while you’re walking home in the dark for more assurance. Outdoors, you can toss some dirt or sand into your attacker’s eyes. Women are often told to spray perfume or hairspray into an assailant’s eyes. The point is, use what ever you can make make your defense stronger (for more inspiration, watch some Jackie Chan movies).
Leverage your weight. No matter your size, weight, or strength in relation to your opponent, you can defend yourself by strategically using your body and the simple law of physics. This is the principle behind martial arts systems and other self- A smaller person is able to beat a larger one.