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First Steps to Learn Self Defense

In times of uncertainty like this, it never hurts to learn how to defend ourselves in case of being the victim of some type of aggression.

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In times of uncertainty like this, it never hurts to learn how to defend ourselves in case of being the victim of some type of aggression. Self-defense consists of a series of technical and tactical skills that seek to neutralize, prevent or repel any aggression.

If you want to maintain your physical integrity and defend yourself or your family from danger, you need to learn the basics of self-defense strategies. In this way, even if you are at a disadvantage, you will be able to overcome any rival.

Why learn self-defense?

We can all be targets of aggression at the most unexpected moment. The key to self-defense is to prevent another person from compromising your physical or psychological integrity. In this sense, some of the main motivations to learn to defend yourself are:

  1. To keep fit and improve your defensive skills
  2. To gain confidence, security and agility
  3. To protect you from a dangerous environment

This last reason becomes more relevant if we consider countries like Ukraine, whose civilians are being attacked and need to defend themselves at all costs.

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Self-defense moves

Nowadays you can get a lot of information about self-defense techniques on the internet. Here we want to talk about some self-defense movements that you can practice from anywhere:

  1. Guard position: this position allows you to react to any attack in the shortest possible time. Basically it consists of placing your dominant leg behind, your feet in an oblique direction, hands near your face and head slightly bent.
  2. Blocks: In combat you need to deflect or avoid your opponent's attacks. For this you can move, counterattack or put an object between you and your opponent.
  3. Hits: There are many techniques you can practice. In essence, you must use any part of your body to inflict pain and give yourself more time to escape from danger.

Disciplines such as aikido, tae kwon do, judo, karate, and krav maga offer many self-defense techniques, although the basic tactics of evasion, striking and blocking can be learned quickly, without the need to study martial arts.

Erick Da Silva

Published 3 months ago