Tough girls know how to fight. Literally. We know to avoid dark alleys and parking lots, seeking out someone to walk us around at night if needed. But in the event of an emergency, we know how to take care of ourselves. And if you’re doubting your kick butt self defense skills, here’s a couple of reminders:
#1 – Avoid being alone at night. Simple as that. Especially knowing that zombies like to roam around in packs, it’s good to up the chances of kicking butt without breaking a nail.
#2 – In the event of an altercation, get your scream on. God gave us tough girls loud voices for a reason.
#3 – If you must fight, move forward and back, not side to side. Distance is a good thing and throws off your opponent. Side to side moves keep you in their hitting, sword, nunchuck, and spitting range. And no one wants to get spit on. Then again, if you’re fighting someone who resorts to spitting, well, you’re probably in pretty good shape to win that fight. Or it’s a lama. They’ve been known to roam dark alleys.
#4 – Again, if you must fight, don’t kick. Hit, claw, propeller arm if you have to. A blog a few weeks ago listed some fantastic purse weapons. Anything can be a weapon. Your legs? While they may be jaw dropping in pair of skinny jeans, they aren’t the best to use in a fight if you aren’t trained in that sort of thing. So only use it as a last resort. And never doubt the power of your elbows. And your head. Those things know how to pack a punch! (No pun intended…well, maybe a little)
#5 – Know the spots to hit. Ninjas make that silly choice to leave their eyes exposed, which is a key spot. As is the throat and, well, you know the other place. Land your pokes and jabs, your head butts and those last resort kicks.
So avoid any and all situations where you might need to fight. But, if you must, kick some serious butt!