When it comes to staying safe and defending yourself at home, martial arts can be a great way to prepare for any situation. The key is to understand the risks and use the knowledge and skills you’ve acquired to stay safe. So, should you confront a home invader? For me, the answer is a resounding “no not as the first step.” Confronting a home invader is a risky proposition and can put you in extreme danger. The best way to protect yourself is to be prepared and have a plan in place.
Here are a few tips to help you prepare for a home invasion. First, always keep your doors and windows locked. This will help deter intruders and give you an extra layer of security. Second, install a home security system. This will alert you to any movement in your home and give you time to call the police. Third, keep a flashlight and a phone near you at all times. This will allow you to call for help and see what’s going on if you find yourself in a dangerous situation. Fourth, invest in a self-defense class or martial arts online course. This will give you the knowledge and skills to defend yourself if you ever find yourself in an altercation.
Finally, stay alert and be aware of your surroundings. If you notice anything suspicious, call the police and leave the situation. Now that you know how to protect yourself, let’s talk about the best methods for dealing with knife fights. The following five tips will help you stay safe and prepare for any potential altercation: 1. Stay out of reach. Keeping a safe distance is key when it comes to knife fights. 2. Try to talk it out.
Use your words to de-escalate the situation. 3. Use objects as shields. If possible, use any objects around you to protect yourself. 4. Move around and stay unpredictable. Keep your opponent guessing and make it harder to hit you. 5. Use your martial arts training. If all else fails, use the skills you’ve acquired from your martial arts online course to protect yourself. When it comes to protecting yourself at home, the best thing you can do is be prepared. Investing in a self-defense class or martial arts online course is a great way to get the skills and knowledge you need to stay safe. Knowing how to handle a knife fight is also important, and the five tips above will help you stay safe and prepare for any potential altercation.
Installing a quality home security system can help protect your home and family against home invaders. I have a home security alarm that can be triggered from any room. Look for systems with motion-detecting sensors, cameras, and alarms that are all connected to a central monitoring station. 2. Install Quality Locks: Quality locks are an essential part of home security.
Make sure all your doors and windows are securely locked, and consider investing in deadbolts. 3. Get a Safe: Invest in a safe to store valuable items such as jewellery, money, documents, and electronics. Make sure to keep the safe in a secure, hidden area of your home. I prefer to not keep a safe. I keep all of my valuables in a secure safety deposit box. 4. Install Outdoor Lighting: Install lighting around your home’s perimeter for added security. Motion-sensing lighting can be especially helpful in deterring home intruders.
5. Be Smart With Social Media: Be mindful of what you post on social media. Don’t post pictures of your home or post about your whereabouts when you’re away. This can make you a target for home invaders.
If you should choose to defend yourself if some one breaks into your house and you are under direct threat you have the right to defend yourself. It is your home, your safe haven and you have every right to protect it. The intruder does not have a right to be there.and has likely come with the intent to do you harm. You must do what you can to protect yourself and your family. It is not only a matter of physical security, but of psychological security as well. Being violated in your own home can have a lasting impact on your life. So don’t be shy. Be brave and take the necessary steps to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Written by Andy Dickinson.
Northstar Jujitsu Founder, Author of 2 book and 10 ebooks. Pioneer in online martial arts learning.
Northstar Ju Jitsu is also taught by senior Black Belts at their own studios'.
These are independently run from the Headquarters .Andy Dickinson Sensei is the head of and founder of Northstar Ju Jitsu and oversees the teaching of his program.
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