Rape Prevention, Awareness
& Self Defense
Updated 11 Jun 2007
With today’s society becoming increasingly more violent towards women, individuals are seeking
Firsts let’s realize a few things. The time of day or locality does not always mean you are
Next, rape/assault criminal knows no age difference, physical appearance or race. Anyone
Some situations, of course, are more dangerous than others. What then is the best way to
Avoid potentially dangerous situations.
b. Riding an empty bus or subway at night alone.
c. HITCHHIKING. This includes accepting rides from both Male and Female.
d. Parking your car where it could be very dark at night.
There are a few ways that one can defend themselves in a potential assault situation.
b. Try to talk them out of it.
c. Use of force.
The best thing to do is run. When you feel that the chance of an assault could be
Can you run?
What is it that most women wear to work? Heels. Going to and from work try wearing
The next best thing to try and do is talk them out of it. By staying calm and just talking
The final thing you can do is defend yourself. Why would this be the last resort? The
So how do you keep it from happening?
How should a woman defend herself will be covered a little later, firsts let’s look at RAPE.
Probably one of the most feared words in the female’s vocabulary. It doesn’t have to
The Basic 4 Types of Rape
Date Rape (One of the most common)
Acquaintance Rape (The most common)
Stranger Rape (The least common)
Types of Rapists
“She provoked it by the way she dressed.” Wrong.
The Clothes you wear
Rape is nothing more than a violent crime committed toward women in order to degrade,
She enjoyed it!
Sex is enjoyable. Rape is a violent crime where the victim suffers not only during
Most victims do fight back and are often severely beaten for resisting more than they probably should have. Saying that one
A rapist is usually around the ages of eighteen to thirty. More than likely the rapists will be unmarried, unskilled and of
A normal, healthy male wants normal, healthy sexual gratification. Where a rapist is seeking violent controlling power
Prevention through Awareness, Preparation & Confidence
How do you prevent yourselves from being a victim?
Be aware and alert of your surroundings of the people around you. Don’t be daydreaming or
Be prepared both physically and mentally. Try to stay physically fit. You need the
How do we gain the confidence we need? Being able to defend yourself will make you confident.
The next would be knowing some defensive techniques to help fend off would be attackers. Since most attackers feel that
Vulnerable Attack Points
Let’s talk about key vulnerable attack points. Down the middle of everybody’s body, front and back, you will find
Starting from the top we have:
There are all kinds of places to attack. Let’s look at the weapons we have:
So as you can see you are not as defenseless as it seems.
Let’s begin with the way you stand to defend yourself. This is the first important thing you need to know.
Here is the proper placement in Hand Strikes.
Proper placement of the Foot Strikes.
Ball of Foot
Heel of Foot
Top of Foot
In self-defense there are 4 important things to remember. Let’s call them the
React: Reacting to the sudden assault by attacking the assailants vulnerable point.
Release: Techniques used to break free or escape.
Retaliate: Once you have escaped, apply a technique to a vulnerable point.
Run: Once you have disable to assailant “Run.” Do not give them a second chance to grab you.
Let’s ATTACK the situation!
Techniques in Punching or Striking:
Techniques in Kicking:
Front Snap Kick (shown below)
Top of Foot Snap Kick (shown below)
Side Snap Kick (shown below)
Heel Stomp (shown below)
Techniques against a grab or hold:
Against Chokes (click on the picture below to see detailed pictures and explanations)
Against Wrist Grabs (click on the picture below to see detailed pictures and explanations)
Against Bear Hugs (click on the picture below to see detailed pictures and explanations)
Against Head Locks (click on the picture below to see detailed
Now let’s defend from the ground
How to fall (click on the picture below to see detailed
If you are being pushed from behind and having to fall forward the
If you are pushed from the front you can fall be doing a backward
Proper ground defense position
Ensure when your on the ground that one leg is up to kick and the
Kicks to knees or groin
Remember to use that your legs to kick your attacker away. Kick
Defense against someone being on top
When an attacker is directly on top of you holding down the wrists the
Techniques against a knife attack
It should always be remembered that an assault with a weapon is the
When defending yourself against a knife attack remembers that
(click on the picture below to see detailed pictures and explanations)
Final key reminders in awareness for both women and children:
There are so many other things that can be covered. The bottom line to all of this is to avoid becoming a victim by being aware of your surroundings and being mentally and physically ready.
- Self Defense