Nobody is completely attack-proof, but you sure as hell can try to be by learning some self-defense tips. You may not be a concealed carrier or karate kid, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be knowledgeable about unconventional self-defense. These self-defense tips can give you a solid foundation to build on. Although the traditional way of doing this is always great, we love that folks are getting creative on how to defend themselves nowadays.
Most Unconventional Self-Defense Tips and Items
1. Self Defense Kitty
This may look harmless at first, but its pointy ears will leave a deep wound on the unsuspecting assailant. They’re now made with an ultra-tough plastic material that is very hard to break, which is exactly what you need if you ever have to use this device. It’s so portable you can keep it in your pocket all the time. Better, you may want to give another pair to a family member or a special someone since it doesn’t look threatening and is somehow fashionable. While you’re at it, try to give them a short self-defense class using this item.
2. Pen-Knife Combo
Whoever tries to break into your office will never see this one coming. What’s more, you can even put it in your coat or whatever you’re wearing, and the perpetrators will never suspect a thing. Just be mindful of its nature when you’re carrying it as you don’t want to inflict self-harm. Also, check out the Tactical Pen perfect for defending yourself while keeping your weapon concealed.
3. Let Your Hair Down
And I don’t mean relax. I mean it literally. Whether you’re a lady or a guy, your ponytail or braid is an easy way for someone to grab you from behind. If you’re able, put your hair down until you arrive at your destination. If you want to take no chances, a nice haircut might be the easiest resolution.
4. The Gentleman’s Technique
Up for some self-defense moves? Sure, these may seem like a joke, but these self-defense techniques will surely come in handy. You’ll never know when you’ll find yourself in this kind of situation, so a little bit of self-defense training won’t hurt.
5. The Lady’s Technique
Ladies, it’s time to invest in a good pair of heels, but not just any pair of heels. This lethal pair of shoes is perhaps the last an assaulter will suspect and that carelessness will lead to their undoing. They might be in for a world of pain before they realize it, so use it without having second thoughts. Check out these heels that have both protection and fashion-forward taste. Plus, this may blend well with a pepper spray.
Craving for more self-defense tips? Check out this video by 5-Minute Crafts and learn new tricks that may someday save your life:
Remember, no matter who you are or what situation you find yourself in, there’s always an option for self-defense. If there’s a will, there’s a way, and self-defense might be the epitome of that saying. You’ll always find yourself at a disadvantage, so you better not lose any hope and continue to get past the obstacles in front of you. With this helpful equipment and advice listed above at your disposal, you may be able to save others and also your own life.
What self-defense tips mentioned above do you like the most? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on June 18, 2014 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.