Have you considered whether you are capable of defending yourself and your family if someone attacks? It’s a question which most of us don’t even want to consider but violence is a fact of life, and you can’t ignore it. Most people think that due to the size and strength of the attacker, they are overpowered and incapable of doing anything. But to be honest, strength and size have nothing to do with your capability to defend yourself. You can be short and slim yet it won’t hinder your chances to join self-defence classes in Wollongong. What you need is willpower and the courage to stand up for yourself.

So what are the amazing tricks that you can learn at these classes?

  • Feign confidence:Even if you are a Chihuahua, you should act like a Great Den. If you act tough and know your destination, people are less likely to harass you. If someone is following you, just turn back and give a stern look. Portraying that you aren’t afraid will give you a one up.
  • Learn to think fast: Whenever you are in an uncomfortable situation, your phone is your best friend. Take your phone out and pretend that you are talking to your “boyfriend” or “husband”. It this trick doesn’t work, and someone is still following you, you have to resort to other self-defense tactics.
  • Stand close to the elevator buttons: Remember the scene in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” where Nils Bjurman is threatened by Lisabeth in the elevator? You don’t want such an instance to happen to you. Precisely for this reason, stand as close to the elevator buttons. If you feel uncomfortable and uneasy in the presence of someone, you can always push the button of the next floor and get out of the elevator.
  • The safest place is on the ground: You might have the idea that when someone attacks you, the ground will be your least favourable position but it is. If someone does push you to the ground, flail your around in a disoriented manner. The attacker will have difficulty in grabbing your legs.
  • Know how to beat up: Stop playing the damsel in distress; you women do have strength so use it. In such precarious situations, hit the attacker over their ear. This will throw the attacker off balance, cause them pain and cause hearing loss temporarily.

These are the five tricks which you will learn in almost all self-defence classes in Wollongong. But obviously, the kind of training you will get will vary from institution to institution.

In this day and age when crime rates have become the norm, it’s imperative for women to learn to defend themselves. You won’t have you husband or boyfriend by your side at all times to defend you. What happens if you are walking in the middle of a dark road and someone attacks you?

Today, there’s no denying the fact that more and more people have gained much interest in martial arts in Wollongong that they were a few years ago. This is because people have embraced the fact that when it comes to self-defence, martial arts are definitely one of the best methods to achieve it.

Author's Bio: 

The author Ron Spencer is an expert in martial arts in Wollongong who is renowned for conducting the best self defence classes in Wollongong.