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    It seems that a lot of attackers use some tactic to get away with violence. Not many people know how to take care of themselves when faced with such a situation. Everyone should read this especially each n every girl in this world.

    A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some real facts:

    1] The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle. They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, braid, or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not common targets.

    2] The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women who’s clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors around to cut clothing.

    3] They also look for women using their cell phone, searching through their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.

    4] The number one place women are abducted from / attacked at is grocery store parking lots.

    5] Number two is office parking lots/garages.

    6] Number three is public restrooms.

    7] The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to a second location where they don’t have to worry about getting caught.

    8] If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn’t worth it because it will be time-consuming.

    9] These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas,or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their hands.

    10] Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these guys you’re not worth it.


    1] If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question, like what time is it, or make general small talk: can’t believe it is so cold out here, we’re in for a bad winter. Now that you’ve seen their faces and could identify them in a line- up, you lose appeal as a target.

    2] If someone is coming toward you, hold out your hands in front of you and yell Stop or Stay back! Most of the rapists this man talked to said they’d leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she would not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an EASY target.

    3] If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge advocate of it and carries it with him wherever he goes,) yelling I HAVE PEPPER SPRAY and holding it out will be a deterrent.

    4] If someone grabs you, you can’t beat them with strength but you can do it by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around the waist from behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm between the elbow and armpit or in the upper inner thigh - HARD. One woman in a class this guy taught told him she used the underarm pinch on a guy who was trying to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin and tore out muscle strands the guy needed stitches. Try pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it really hurts.

    5] After the initial hit, always go for the groin. I know from a particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a guy’s parts it is extremely painful. You might think that you’ll anger the guy and make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told our instructor is that they want a woman who will not cause him a lot of trouble. Start causing trouble, and he’s out of there.

    6] When the guy puts his hands up to you, grab his first two fingers and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing down on them as possible. The instructor did it to me without using much pressure, and I ended up on my knees and both knuckles cracked audibly.

    7] Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware of your surroundings, take someone with you if you can and if you see any odd behavior, don’t dismiss it, go with your instincts. You may feel little silly at the time, but you’d feel much worse if the guy really was trouble.

    Some more tips:

    1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do it.

    2. Learned this from a tourist guide to New Orleans : if a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you…. chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

    3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car: Kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won’t see you but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

    4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc. DON’T DO THIS! The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side,put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU CLOSE the DOORS , LEAVE.

    5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:

    a. Be aware: look around your car as someone may be
    hiding at the passenger side , peek into your car, inside the passenger side floor, and in the back seat. ( DO THIS TOO BEFORE RIDING A TAXI CAB) .

    b. If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.

    c. Look at the car parked on the driver’s side of your vehicle, and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)

    6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot).

    7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN!

    8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP IT! It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked “for help” into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.

    Most of the above information is reproduced from the email I got. I hope this thread would save at least one girl's dignity and reputation and LIFE.
    Last edited by AngelEyes; 12th May 2013 at 11:32 AM. Reason: indent

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    Good informative post , thanks for sharing

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    Its very useful information. every women has to know this safety tips, i am sure it will be helpful in critical situations .

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    Very useful post.. I always prefer to carry pepper spray with me for self defense purpose. Thanks for this helpful post.

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    Useful and informative post.Self defence has great importance in the kind of world we live in today.Thanks for this post

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    Training in any martial art techniques can do a lot more to you rather than just teaching self-defense. It can directly help you to reach your dream fitness goal by offering a lot of physical benefits. The center of physical Decease control and prevention stated in one of its reports that only 1 out of 5 adults meets physical and activity guidelines set to improve well-being.

    Many non-sporting persons tend to believe that the different martial art forms are just some mere fitness activity done to learn some cool moves seen in Hollywood movies. Distinctly the benefits of martial art are much more extensive than just fitness oriented benefits. The Martial art can strongly improve our mental strength, change outlook towards life and allow as adopting in the different situation and constantly improve our social life. Benefits of martial art in Health are abundant and huge.

    FIVE essential health benefits of martial arts are-

    1.cardiovascular health

    In India, one person dies in every 33 minutes due to the heart attack. On other hands, just the heart attack had killed over half of Indian pollution till date according to UN health report. A bad heart means a bad cardiovascular health. Heart, veins, and arteries are the primary elements of our cardiovascular system. Their main functioning is to transport blood. A week cardiovascular system can result in shortness of breathings. Week cardiovascular system causes weakness, fatigue and in some severe cases, it can even cause cancer. The only static way to improve the condition of our cardiovascular health is participating in those activities that really stress the heart. For example, the exercise that really improves the cardiovascular health is walking, biking, swimming and participating in martial arts. Eventually, there is some particular section of martial arts like Krav-maga and taekwondo which covers the all above mention activities.

    2.losing weight

    Another great benefit associated with martial art is weight loss. We all know that one pound of fat is equal to 3500 calories and any form of martial art is able to burn more about 500-800 calories per day if it’s exercised properly. So in considering that calculation we could burn one pound of fat in a just 3 to 4 consecutive day of exercising. It results in losing of 2 to 3 kilograms of weight just in a week. By participating in one hour of moderate intensive martial arts we can definitely burn 800 calories each day. Martial is also an interesting type of exercise that could be practiced, rather that all of other boring exercises.

    3.toning muscles

    For every one of us on today’s date, a good physic has become an essential attire of daily life. Maybe for that reason, only the gyms and all gave gain so much eminence. But there is a real side effect of gym that is once you leave it our body becomes the same in some cases even worst.

    There is another great alternative way; by participating in martial art we can also improve our Figure. Martial art helps us in gaining more muscles in our body. Thus the more muscle we have the more toned our body will look. The higher our muscle mass, the higher our metabolic demands will be, and subsequently more calories we will burn. This could lead towards the huge loss of the unnatural fat our body contains. This will consistently make our body look more and more toned and gradually we will devolve a well physically toned body.

    4.lowering cholesterol and blood pressure

    In martial arts, the activity specifically karate, taekwondo and kickboxing classes can help lower our cholesterol and blood pressure in a couple of ways. First, by losing the excessive fat and weight secreted in our body, latter lowering the bad cholesterol level of our body, Further in this process bad cholesterol get removed from the system.

    Secondly, our heart is a muscle just like every other muscle in our body, the more we practice martial arts and the more we exercise, the stronger it becomes just like any other muscle. Simultaneously the stronger our hearts the more blood it can pump with less effort and less effort equals lower blood pressure level.

    5.improves focus and discipline

    Martial arts effectively teach us how to control our emotions and impulses. This all types of lessons are integrated into our martial arts classes. So by practicing and exercising, martial arts in the regular routine, we could indeed be able to control our emotions and impulses, thus it will radiate our focus and discipline and they become more proficient in our daily life. From centuries martial arts are teaching us great discipline, so just what we need is to practice it.

    If you want to join some martial arts training center in your locality or get in touch with some karate or taekwondo trainers and communities check this website

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