With crime increasing exponentially by the day, more and more people are looking for ways to themselves as well as their properties from people who would like to see them getting in harms way. It is also because of this rising urban and suburban threat that many security companies, agencies and products have become random hits in the market looking for non lethal ways of protecting themselves.
The usual thing that comes to mind when talking about self defense would always have to be various styles of fighting aimed to protect people from getting either attacked or getting mugged. These self defense teachings go as far back as to the ancient times of Chinese and Japanese cultures. These self defense teachings include Karate, Martial Arts like Tae Chi, Tae Kwon Do and even Jeet Kun Do. There are more urban styles of fighting like that of the Israeli fighting style called “Krav Maga” which is practical and very efficient. The current craze right now is the “mixed martial arts” which is often promoted on TV with the rising popularity of TV shows and leagues like the UFC or Ultimate Fighting Championship or K 1 or even Pride. There were even some reports of people using things they have seen on shows like the “Ultimate Fighter” on street situations such as a mugging or being held up.
If you are thinking about how to learn these martial arts, here are some tips for you:
1. Enroll in a self defense class – you can pick whether you want to learn karate, kung fu or taekwondo then enrol in a class where experts offer lessons that will teach you the basic to advance moves.
2. Be serious in your lessons – once you enrolled in these martial arts classes, you should take every lesson seriously. This is very important so you can master the moves and be able to use it when needed.
3. Practice – practice always makes perfect so try to apply the things you learned and practice the moves until you master it.
On the other side, there are also a lot of great new non lethal self defense weapons available for people who would like to defend themselves but at the same time not having the time to learn kung fu or karate. These great inventions include tasers, tear gas, pepper sprays and even collapse sticks or batons. These things are practical, easy to carry and are definitely discreet in appearance. Even the collapsible sticks would often look like penlight flashlights but they are still definitely a force to be reckoned with on the street.
As for homes and residential areas, one great tip fight off unwanted visitors and burglars is by installing various home security systems such as burglar alarms and other equipments such as surveillance cameras. Homeowners can also get themselves sturdy locks and padlocks for their doors and windows to keep themselves safe at night against trespassers and other criminal elements. People with a bigger budget allotment can also hire security details to keep them safe. A round the clock team of security personnel is the most bona fide way of securing your family and your home.