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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.
A new year is a great time to do a safety and security audit!
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:
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!
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.
Learn how to defend yourself without getting into trouble. Use it in a way where you protect without too much injury to the perpetrator.
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.”
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.
Here are 7 types of people who should learn and know self-defense
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.
From one minute to the next, you and your family could be faced with a tragedy instead of a fun Christmas day and week.
Home invasions are more prevalent around the holidays and we are here to remind you to stay vigilant and prepared to prevent a home invasion from happening. If an intruder does happen to invade your home, we want you to know what to do!
Here is a scenario that might sound familiar to you.
A home invasion is an illegal and usually forceful entry to an occupied, private dwelling with intent to commit a violent crime against the occupants, such as robbery, assault, rape, murder, or kidnapping
We hope your holidays are happy and bright, merry and fun and that a home invasion is not something you have to deal with.
We recommend going over a family emergency plan with your kids and spouse yearly and discuss fires, home invasions, burglaries, floods and other disasters with your family.
A prepared family has a much greater chance of survival!
From our family to yours this holiday season…
How often have you told yourself ‘I’ll do it later’ only to realize that later is here, and you didn’t take care of the matter at hand.
If you are lucky, this has happened to you with minor things.
These mishaps, so to speak, are annoying but not life changing or life threatening.
How often have you thought about taking a self-defense class?
How often have you taken a self-defense class?
What is stopping you from signing up for a self-defense class today?
Let us be clear – we get it! We are busy ourselves. We have a business to run, kids to raise and animals that need our attention, BUT personal safety is a huge concern to us at Strand Security, even more so after the attack on Heather!
We want everyone to be safe and it’s become our mission to get as many people in our classes as we can!
Make today the day you DO something about your desire to be and feel safe!
Call Heather at 843-318-1192 to sign up today, or email her at email@example.com
From our Martial Art Expert and Self-Defense Class Instructor, we’ve learned these three self-defense moves we think you should know as well!
ONE – When someone approaches you and you feel unsafe, put your hands up in front of you, spread your legs to take a solid stance and say in a very loud voice. “Stop. Get back. I don’t want any trouble”.
TWO – You can grab almost anything near you to use as a weapon when you need it. In our self-defense class we each were tasked with finding something in the building and bringing it back to the mat. Then we had to attack the instructor with our ‘weapon’. We were amazed at what we could do with common household items. When an attack happens, look for anything to use as a weapon.
THREE – Your elbow is the strongest bone in your body, so use it during an attack! Hit your attacker in the chin, stomach, head or anywhere on their body! Remember, the elbow can do a lot of damage!
It’s time to sign up for our next self-defense class!
Call Heather at 843-318-1192 and reserve your spot. If you’d prefer to use email, send Heather a message via firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you on Dec. 3, or in January at our next event!
Hopefully, you have not, and we hope no one who reads this will ever need these tips!
However, when it comes to self defense, we’d much rather have you be prepared than not! Self-defense is something that everyone (male or female) should know. It’s easy to walk around and think nothing will ever happen to you, but the sad reality is that things do happen. You can easily be caught off-guard anywhere you go, so knowing a few moves to fight off an attacker is really important.
With these simple self-defense strategies in the back of your mind, you’ll be more prepared to react quickly with control and power. BONUS – You’re much less likely to be targeted with all that confidence!
Want to know how knowing self defense saved a local Myrtle Beach woman’s life?
Here is her story as told to WPDE News 15.