Lindsay Veremis recently wrote about safety tips to decrease risk of abduction. I include an excerpt:
When it comes to reducing your risk of abduction, police officers say say the most important thing is prevention.
Decreasing your risk with common sense practices like traveling in pairs at night, or letting someone know where you’re going if you plan on traveling alone.
Defense experts say protection starts with your demeanor, many aggressors will back off if you maintain eye contact and walk with confidence. But, if they do attack, experts say you shouldn’t stay and fight, do everything you can to get away.
“A lot of the self defense techniques that you learn are the release and run techniques so there’s really no glory in standing and fighting against somebody that’s trying to attack you,” Thyssen said.
I guess “defense experts” mean, train to use self-defense moves that will incapacitate an attacker long enough and effectively enough for you to run away to safety. I agree with that. Don’t make your end goal to cause the attacker paid, get revenge or so forth. Make your end goal to get away ; make everything you do a means to that end.
What do you think?