Self-Defense-Awareness: 3 Natural Weapons We All Have

We all come into this world with 3 natural weapons that we can utilize to increase our self-defense-awareness and reduce our chances of being targeted as a potential victim.

AWARENESS is our first and foremost resource. It doesn't matter what ability you have in a physical sense. If you don't see the threat coming you won't be able to deal with it pro-actively.

Awareness is the very power base from which we operate and from where ALL personal defense measures begin.

The second weapon is BODY LANGUAGE. This relates to how you carry yourself as you go about your daily life. Obviously, if your demeanor portrays you as meek and mild, then you may increase the likelihood that at some time in your life you may come across those who are looking to take advantage of you.

Create an OUTWARDLY positive self-image that clearly indicates you are a confident, alert individual. Just by standing tall, making eye contact and walking at a brisk pace with confidence is an immediate indication to anyone that you are an aware individual which will, in turn, make you less likely to be selected as a victim of attack in the first place.

Finally we have INSTINCTS. Most people who are attacked remember feeling a hunch, an intuition, a non-verbal perception before something physical happens - the feeling that something is wrong. The sooner we act on this intuition the more likely we are to be safe in the end.

I am a strong believer in our instincts acting as a sixth sense. I have always believed that if your instincts indicate that something isn't quite right, that it is wise to listen and act accordingly.

By honing the three natural weapons mentioned above, you can significantly increase your self defense awareness.

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**Angie M. Tarighi is the CEO/Founder of Women's Self-Defense Institute providing self defense training, education awareness & personal protection products empowering women to fight back against crime.

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