As promised we are continuing to share safety tips with our readers and social media followers for Back to Campus season. But this tip applies to anyone who wants to feel more empowered about their ability to defend themselves in dangerous situations, not just college students.
We think taking a self-defense class is a fun way to socialize with friends, get in a good work out, and learn ways to be safer whether you're on campus walking to class, or on the subway headed home from work.
Our good friend Jennifer Cassetta is an established nutritionist, fitness, and self-defense expert. Cassetta may be practiced in martial arts and has the ability to whip out complicated moves thanks to her years of training, but she provides lots of ways the average person can ward off an attacker.
Last month Jennifer appeared on Pop Sugar Fitness and shared 3 tips she says are easy to master:
1.) Cross Body Elbow - Cassetta Says using your elbow by striking the attacker across the body or head with your elbow can be effective. Tuck your arm into your body and throw your elbow out!
2.) Knee Strike - Grab onto your attacker and throw your body weight behind a powerful knee strike to the groin area. Cassetta says this is helpful especially if the attacker has approached you from the front. This move will force the attacker's hips backwards.
3.) Side-Knee Kick - Once the attacker is off balance thanks to your knee strike, it's time to give a side-kick to the attacker's knees. If you aim for the knee joint, the attacker will suffer some pain or be pushed even more off balance. These extra seconds the attacker takes for recovery can help you get away.
Want to get more from Jennifer? Head to her website
to see more!
As far as SABRE, we created our Personal Safety Academy for the same reason - to get people in what we call "a safety mindset" and give them ways to defend themselves.