The Importance of Personal Self-Defense in 2021
It’s a new year, a month and once again it’s National Self-Defense Awareness Month. While most of us are focussed on safety from germs and disease, it’s important to also be prepared for potential personal attacks.
Strand Security is proud to offer self defense classes through our Myrtle Beach Self Defense division.
January is not only a good time to set New Year’s resolution, but also a great time to assess risk.
- How safe is your home?
- How safe is your family?
A new year is a great time to do a safety and security audit!
National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month
What does National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month stand for and bring awareness to?
This month is designed to bring awareness to the need to learn self-defense and the reasons why.
Questions to ask yourself include:
- Can I defend myself in case of an attack?
- Do I know what to do when someone approaches me in a dark parking lot?
- Will I fight or flight?
Awareness months are designed to bring Public Service Announcements to the foreground.
As we realize that the world we live in today makes it harder for in-person instruction, we’ve collected a few videos for you to watch that share self-defense tips you could practice at home!
13 Self Defense Tips That Could Save Your Life
Here is the first video. These 13 tips are good!
The video is about 10 minutes long and the tips included are really good. Preparation is essential to survival in case of an attack.
3 Simple Self Defence Moves You Must Know
Learn how to defend yourself without getting into trouble. Use it in a way where you protect without too much injury to the perpetrator.
- Strike to the neck
- Knuckle fist
- Protect AND strike
Women’s Self-defense That Actually Works! (Gracie Jiu-Jitsu)
Heather of Strand Security is trained in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu! Check out this amazing video.
Set boundaries to protect yourself.
“In a perfect world, women wouldn’t need self-defense because men wouldn’t perpetrate these crimes — but the world is far from perfect. The Gracie Women Empowered program is a jiu-jitsu-based women’s self-defense system which addresses the 15 most common threats against women.”
How Best To Protect Yourself From Harm
The best way to protect yourself from harm is to prepare.
Read. Learn. Watch self-defense videos, take a class, raise your awareness and learn more about prevention. Decide on training and potential weapons you might want use to during an attack.
Here are the steps we recommend.
- Prepare your mind and body
- Learn by training with a professional
- Practice until muscle memory sets in
- Be aware of potential danger and help raise awareness
Who Needs To Learn Self-Defense?
Here are 7 types of people who should learn and know self-defense
- Singles who live alone
- Runners and outdoor enthusiasts
- New drivers
- College student
Strand Security: Your Security – and Safety – is Our Business!
Don’t hesitate to call us in 2021 if you need help with securing your property, business or need self-defense classes. We want you be safe, feel safe and continue to do so.