A great BIG thank you to Gary, Owner of Gary Stevens Tae Kwon Do of Glen Rock NJ for this great list of Self Defense Tips for Women. All too often we are not aware of our surroundings, we place ourselves in danger, please always be aware of what is going on around you ladies!
*Muggers say that they look for distracted, preoccupied people.
*Be alert to your surroundings and the people around you.
*Stay in well-lighted areas as much as possible.
*Look directly at people. Muggers do not want to be identified.
*Walk confidently, directly, at a steady pace and on the side of the street facing traffic.
*Don’t walk alone at night and always avoid areas where there are few people.
*Walk close to the curb. Avoid bushes, doorways and alleys.
*Wear clothes and shoes that give you freedom of movement
*Be careful when people stop you for directions. Always reply from a distance and never get too close to the car.
*If you are in trouble, attract help any way you can. Scream, yell for help, yell “Fire!” or break a window in a house where you think someone is home.
For more information and classes contact Gary Stevens at:
175 Rock Road
Glen Rock, NJ 07452