Category: Self-Protection in Assault

Reader’s Question: Won’t walking away make me look weak?

Reader’s Question: I know that you say that it’s safer to walk away, but I worry that just leaving will show an attacker that I’m afraid. Won’t walking away make me look weak? Kidpower Answer: There is a self-defense technique that our law enforcement and martial arts experts tell us is the best technique of all […]

Protect Yourself From an Attack: Resistance Works Most of the Time

Self-defense for women is a topic that generates a lot of myths and misinformation.  One dangerous myth is, “Don’t fight back, it’ll just be worse.” After a particularly violent assault or during times when a serial rapist is traumatizing a community, self-defense instructors will often approach local rape crisis centers offering free self-defense for women […]

Protect Yourself From a Threat: How to Sound and Look Like You Believe what You Are Saying

Self-defense includes more than knowing how to hit or kick; it also includes knowing skills and behaviors that can prevent a problem in the first place. People are more likely to believe you and do what you want them to if you sound and look like you believe in what you are saying. This is […]

Self-Defense for Men: Tips for Avoiding, De-escalating, Escaping Potentially Dangerous Situations

Self-defense for men is important, because many men experience threats to their safety and many men feel strongly about wanting to live a life without violence. Often in our articles about self-defense, what we say is slanted towards, or is specifically for, women. This is simply because women are more likely to be concerned about personal […]

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