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The #1 Question Asked By Women – What Do You Do When a Stranger Approaches You in a Parking Lot?
One in Every Three Women will be attacked in their Lifetime in some fashion. One out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime, 1 out of 4 women are a victim of domestic violence.
Charley & Tracy Vega from Simple Self Defense for Women® a company that teaches ages 9 to 91 How to Simply Escape an Attack, NOT Stay and Fight say these are terrifying statistics. Tracy says this could be someone in your family, a friend or a neighbor! It happens much too often and every woman has the right to be safe. The good news we have the power to do something about it!
Personal Safety Tip #1 How to Avoid an Attack:
The most commonly asked question is what do you do if you are approached in a parking lot by a stranger? No one likes to be rude but bad guys can take advantage of your good nature. So what do you do if you’re approached?
The best self defense is to not allow yourself to be put in a vulnerable situation in the first place. The best way to do this is to keep your distance from this person. Everyone has their own personal space and if you allow that stranger to come too close to you then you may not have enough time to react.
The Simple Self Defense for Women® program teaches three techniques on how to avoid an attack and four escape techniques if you are attacked.
Here is the 1st of 3 Techniques on How to Avoid an Attack!
The best way to keep your distance from a potential attacker is to extend your hand up in front of you at eye level and ask that person what they want. It is important you have it at the eye level of that person which is more intimidating. You can say whatever you feel comfortable saying to that person but do it with purpose. Say it with an authoritative voice! Excuse me can I help you? Please keep your distance, what do you want? etc. This act alone can improve your odds of survival. The person approaching you now knows that you are well aware of him; bad guys want the element of surprise and easy targets. With your hand up as it is, anyone in the parking lot looking in your direction can see that this could be a bad situation. You don’t even have to say anything; your hand up says it all! This action is a universal language that you do not want that person any closer. Most people have cell phones and can call 911 to report that something is going on in the parking lot that does not look right. Please send an officer right away!
Keep in mind if that person is a good guy he will apologize and walk in a different direction, if not NO MATTER WHAT THEY ARE SAYING you MUST KEEP YOUR DISTANCE because you may be in serious personal danger. Please keep in mind this technique is a preventative measure to avoid an attack and it will improve your odds of survival but it is also a test! This will tell you right away if you’re in danger and if you are then you will need to use one of the four escape techniques of the Simple Self Defense for Women® program.
Simple Self Defense for Women® promotes the personal safety of women through its own PBS WDSC one hour television special, instructional DVD’s, workshops, seminars, guest speaking and personal security products. Whatever you are thinking about self defense, this is not it! Most self-defense programs for women promote the idea of punching, screaming and kicking your way out an attack. No one can teach you how to fight in an hour, that takes years of practice but they can teach you how to simply escape and improve your odds of survival. Women who have participated in the program range in age from 9 to 91.
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Tracy & Charley Vega of Simple Self Defense for Women® have been featured on WKMG Channel 6 News, WESH Channel 2 News, The Daily Buzz Morning TV Show, WNZF & WNDB Radio, The Guetzloe Report, WFTV’s GalTime Television Show and The Balancing Act on Lifetime Television.
For more information about Simple Self Defense for Women® please visit their web site at www.simpleselfdefenseforwomen.com or call (386) 295-2043.