LEARN SKILLS TO DEFEND YOURSELF
We’ve all been there. You’re walking back to your car in a dark parking lot, you’re waiting for your ride in a sketchy place, someone nearby starts getting aggressive: it’s normal to be scared in these moments. Life can be unpredictable, and it’s not bad to have a healthy amount of worry when you get that feeling in your gut. However, we believe that there’s no reason you should have to be afraid. Everyone should have the sort of confidence that comes with a backup plan, and if you can feel secure in your ability to keep a cool head, you won’t have to be afraid of getting unlucky. You’ll know that if de-escalating falls through, if you get separated from your friend, if your phone runs out of battery, you’ll still have the option of defending yourself.
GET COMFORTABLE WITH EVERYDAY SELF DEFENSE TACTICS
You never know when you’re going to make your next wrong turn, so you shouldn’t wait to learn. The sooner you get comfortable with throwing a punch, being grabbed, or even just standing face to face with someone, the less your chance of getting caught unaware is.