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The 10-A s of Personal Safety for Women & Kids- Part II

In the last post we looked at thefirst 5A-s of Personal safety. In this post, we look at briefly the next 5 As in the The 10A-s of personal Safety 6.ASSERT 7.AGILE 8.ATTENTION 9.ACT 10.ARMED Lets be now elaborate on them - 6. ASSERT Don’t allow a criminal to close the distance The common ploy is to come near you, under a pretext - like asking for directions. Give them clear instructions to be at least 6 feet away and ask whatever they have to.By giving him clear area demarcation, you will know early that his intentions are criminal if he crosses that 'lakshman rekha’Be clear in your communication Subtle hints do not work with men who are drunk or sexually excited. Speak clearly that you dislike what they are doing. Teach this to young girls, because they are also confused, when a known person behaves dirty.7. AGILE Run away as fast as you can Some may wonder, what so novel about this suggestion.Well, the reality is, when in shock many people get rooted into a comatose state.Run towards crowded…

Applying KravMaga principles to living - Visualization

The effects of Visualization can be dramatic on the Mind as well as the Body. After I recently implemented Visualization as part of my KravMaga classes, the improvement in my trainees is amazing.
This is a discussion on benefits and techniques of Visualizing in KravMaga training ; and then carrying those techniques to other areas of life.
It’s a learning process and I welcome inputs from you all.

How Visualization benefited my KravMaga trainees I have already outlined what happens to the body and mind in a state of shock.  So, when I teach self defence techniques there was always a niggling worry whether my trainees will be able to respond without delay to a sudden un-predictable assault.

I felt the answer was to turn the problem into the solution; the provocation which freezes our mind should be converted as the mental cue for action.

So once the trainee was familiar with the technique, I asked them to close their eyes and visualize the most obnoxious, frightening personality attacking t…