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Improvised Weapons For Self Defense

Posted on | May 6, 2013 | No Comments

An attack could happen any time, any where. And unfortunately trying to be constantly prepared and on guard can be not only exhausting, but also stressful. Plus, Murphy’s Law suggests that the one time your going to get attacked will be when you’re not prepared for it. So the real trick to being prepared all the time is knowing how to improvise. That’s why I’m planning on doing a series of posts on improvised weapons for self defense. I’ll be using different scenarios to show you some everyday items you could use to defend yourself with if you had to. 
We’ll cover some basic places like: bars, malls, schools and even parking lots.

One thing I would like to add first however, being able to identify a potential weapon won’t do you any good if you don’t know how to use it. If you have never practiced using a sword do you think you would be very effective with it in a fight? But if you had even some basic skill with a sword, you could then probably use something like a pipe or crowbar as a substitute.


improvised self defense weapon

Here’s another example: Do you know what a sap is? Do you have a basic understanding of how it works and how to use it? Okay, now think about hitting someone with a full water bottle. You could use it almost exactly like a sap and it will inflict almost as much pain! But if you have never used a sap before then you probably don’t know that it is flexible between the grip and the weight. That flexible section causes the weight to whip around and make contact harder than it would if it were just a club. So if you are using a bottle of water as an improvised sap, then you would want to use your wrist to whip it to cause more damage. Make sense? Well, you probably wouldn’t have know that unless you knew how to use a sap. That’s why it’s important to familiarize yourself with some basic weapons. Even if you don’t actually carry them (Saps are illegal in most areas, unlike water bottles).

If you don’t know how to use most weapons I suggest you check out "Target Focus Training" Weapons DVD. It’s a great course and it teaches how to use and defend against most weapons you might see on the street. Any way check out the links below to find different improvised weapons in various locations! And as always, feel free to leave your ideas or feed back in the comments section!

At Home

In a Parking Lot

At School

At The Mall

Be Prepared. Be Safe.


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