Protect Yourself W/ a Self Defense Course

In today’s day it is not a bad idea to drop a few dollars on improving your safety. We may think we know how to protect ourselves but there is always room for improvement. As for me, I am a small girl who cannot do a pull up. I’m fit for the most part but I don’t have the skills to take down someone coming after me. My goal is to help persuade you to at least THINK about learning more. If you don’t want to spend money on a course, pick up some articles to read and practice some skills on your own. This is a great idea for both men and women!

  1. Learning Something New

We like to think we know everything but it’s not even close. It’s the same as watching a documentary, learning new things increases your awareness and it makes you more confident.

2. Safety

This is the biggest one. Everyone wants to feel safe and secure but we don’t always feel that way. Therefore learning techniques of what to do when your safety is in danger can help ease your mind. This is especially true for those with anxiety or trouble acting on impulse. The feeling of safety is an important aspect of life.

3. Increased Self Confidence

If you’ve ever been in a public place and got lost from your friends or family for a moment, a panic may come accross you from being in an unfamiliar place alone. If you know self defense techniques, you can be confident that you can take care of yourself and focus on finding the people that wandered from you.

4. Tone That Body

Self Defense isn’t easy! It takes hard work and dedication. Not only do you need to be mentally prepared but physically prepared also. As I said earlier, I can barely do a pull up. Therefore my arm strength is weak. Therefore in my case, they would use the advtange of a having a strong lower body by teaching techniques based on the lower body. And slowly build working on the upper body.

5. Self-Discipline

Everyone has tried to start a healthy habit and gave up because it was either time consuming or kept you from doing something you would rather do. But, if you stick with something like self defense, it builds your self discipline to be able to stick to healthy habits.

6. Protect Others

Most of us have loved ones that we worry about too. So not only are we assisting our safety but we are assisting theirs too! Being able to protect yourself and others can take a huge weight off of your shoulders.

7. Social!

Think of the awesome people you will meet in these classes. They want to help you with all the above aspects and that is dedication. It could bring lifelong friendships. Most likely other people like you will be in those classes wanting to get the same things out of it.

If anything, really think of these 6 reasons. There are NO downfalls to becoming more aware in self defense. In future blogs we will provide you further information on available self defense programs!

Watts All This about Stun Gun Voltage?

stun_gun_actionIf I were picking out a stun gun, I would probably look for the most adorbs one. So I thought I should go on our site and see which one I would pick out for myself, and quickly got lost in the volts and amperage. What is important, and is there too much of a good thing? Turns out, electricity is a fascinating thing.

First off, brand is important, but since Safety Girl only carries well-known quality brands like Uzi and Ruger, you can ignore this component if you buy grlpprs1000022605_-00_main_sabre-800000-volt-stun-gun-with-holster_3from us. Some use replaceable batteries, and some use rechargeables. Depending on how much you use your stun gun, you may want a rechargeable one.

The power of a stun gun is specced in amperage and voltage. The voltage carries the amperage, which is what stuns the attacker. It is these two things working together that explain why a shock from your doorknob at 30,000 volts won’t hurt, but plugging a fork into your electrical socket (120/240 volts), will pack a dangerous whallop – it’s the amps! Amperage describes the rate/strength of the charge and voltage describes how far the current will jump. The stun gun should have between 2.5 and 4 milliamps, to be effective , yet not kill the attacker or melt the circuitry.

Don’t forget to look for some type of safety, be it a switch or a trigger.

An Open Letter to Women from a Man

It is an unfortunate fact in our society that women have to be ready to defend yourselves from assault. All women have my 100% support to use whatever legal means necessary to protect themselves. Real men don’t assault women, cowards do.

Regarding orthochlorobenzalmalononitrile as a spray, in my research I found that it is not as effective as pepper spray if the assailant is severely mentally ill or on drugs. Whereas peppers spray is said to be just as effective on some crazed person in a PCP rage as on a sober and ethically challenged person. So pepper spray seems to definitely be the way to go.

I do encourage all women to take self defense courses, learn a few simple techniques, and most importantly learn to be able to get immediately into the proper state of mind to defend themselves. When the assault or threat of it is just beginning, we need to be able to push the “this is not happening” thought out of our minds and replace it with “THIS IS HAPPENING”, and the explosive rage of survival will take over and help us get through it as best we can. I know this from personal experience, and was blown away with how well this worked.

Good luck to you all,
Robert P. in Michigan

See Michigan pepper spray laws here.

Practice Equals Protection

I recently saw that my sister in-law was wielding our Mace Pocket Pepper Spray on her keychain.  I asked her if she ever had to use it.  She said she bought for protection while attending college.  I then asked if she had ever sprayed her pepper spray, and she said no.  I was amazed to think that she had never practiced deploying her pepper spray.  To me, that’s about as helpful as carrying around a gun that you have never shot.

There are many unanswered questions like, how long will it take you to deploy?  How far does your pepper spray shoot?  How many shots do you have after deploying it?  The wrong underlying thought in all of this is that you’ll just have it ready if you are approached by an attacker.  So how can we be better equipped with our pepper spray?

Practice.

Even if your pepper spray doesn’t come with a test cartridge, you can still practice.  The aforementioned pepper spray has approximately 5-15 short bursts at a range of 8-12 feet.   Use the first two shots to practice with.  Find the nearest tree and practice retrieving your pepper spray, aiming, and shooting, so you can be well-prepared in the future when that tree could be an attacker.

Victimization Prevention

Pepper spray is an effective way to prevent victimization. As the economy worsens, more and more reports of criminals and the criminally-minded have surfaced. Women, the elderly, and the ever growing number of homeless individuals and families are being attacked in record numbers.

A common companion of those who travel, work out, or live alone, pepper spray is an effective way to prevent victimization. The fact that most pepper sprays work using a projectile delivery system means often times they can be easily used while keeping the attacker at a distance. The ten foot range can provide protection from a distance which may very well avoid the need to get physical or go hands on with an attacker.

The wide variety of designs currently available to conceal pepper spray, mace, and self defense spray make it easier to have your spray immediately available and possibly even catch your attacker or attackers off guard. These products include:

  • Cyclists Spray – Cyclists tend to choose pepper sprays that attach to the rider’s arms, legs or the bike’s frame and tears away easily for instant access. Another quality cyclists look for is the ballistic stream that directs itself toward the target while decreasing the chance of wind blow-back.
  • Jogger Self Defense Spray for Runners – Those jogging should consider pepper sprays with an adjustable hand strap or those that can easily attach to and detach from the arm. Also, look for ballistic streams that reduce the chances of having the wind blow the spray back towards the user.
  • Women are often caught off guard by attackers when performing distracting actions such as loading groceries, unlocking doors, or caring for children. Great tools that are readily accessible under most circumstances include the key chain pepper spray, pocket pepper sprays, and pen pepper sprays which are easy to access.
  • Elderly persons are most often overpowered by their attackers who view them as weak and defenseless. Instead of attempting to fight hands on with attackers, it’s best to keep them at a distance if possible. Magnum pepper sprays are great options with their long range and accuracy.