No one wants to imagine themselves in a life or death situation, and hopefully, you never will be. But in the rare event that your life is being threatened by an attacker, you want to know exactly what to do. Luckily, we’ve got 11 great tips right here. From causing a scene to escaping restraints, these tricks could potentially save your life in a threatening situation. It might be a scary prospect to consider, but we promise: You’ll feel better about it if you’ve done the necessary work to prepare yourself.Our heads are a lot tougher and harder than you might think. If someone is attacking you, a swift headbutt to the nose should, at the very least, set them back a bit.
If someone who is attempting to abduct you tries to put you in their car, don’t go in without a fight. If it seems like you might lose, scatter your belongings (like phone, keys, wallet) around, so that the police can gather the evidence and have a better chance of finding where you are
Take it from Muhammad Ali: The hardest target is a moving target. If you’re able to keep moving, you can make things pretty hard for your attacker.
If someone has entered your home, try your best to fight your way to the kitchen. After all, there are a lot of potential weapons in there — and your attacker doesn’t know where any of them are.
If you know exactly where to strike someone that’s hurting you, a fight can be over before it’s even started.
Muggers are often more interested in your money than actually hurting you — unless you put up a fight. If they want your money, just give it to them and hope that they go away.
If you’re being threatened in an elevator, push all the buttons — that way, the door will open sooner and your attacker will be thwarted.
Yell “HELP!”, “ATTACK!”, or “911!” as much and as loud as you can for as long as you can. In fact, never stop yelling unless you have been physically prevented from doing so.
You can leverage your body against itself and break the restraint. There are plenty of YouTube tutorials that teach you exactly how to do so.
If you sense someone is following you, try to head to a public place. If you’re in your vehicle, go to the nearest police station. Whatever you do, don’t go home to an empty house.
While these tips can help, there’s no match for knowing some basic self-defense. A course like this could change your life — and potentially, save it.