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Be aware of your surroundings, look for exits in case of an emergency, become a people watcher, learn to read body language. 90% of self-protection is about self-awareness. Before a situation presents its self-think about what you might do to protect yourself or your children. If you are face with a situation DON’T PANIC, quickly analyze the situation and move.
This is the baseline in America.
• Unaware, “tuned out” – listening to music, texting, talking on a cell phone, – they don’t see danger coming
• People watching – in a relaxed state being aware of your surroundings.
• Identifying exits, possible weapons this condition allows you to be proactive. this condition is not being on edge or having a hair trigger but allows you to execute a plan of action prior to a situation.
• It is what happens when something has made the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. – it could be something that your subconscious mind has picked up that your conscious mind hasn’t. This is the time for flight, get out of there if possible.
• When something has triggered you and you have gone from orange to red, – running or giving in are not options, – you move into condition red, which is the fight
• Avoid dangerous situations, areas, & people
• Use your voice if confronted
• Keep your distance
• Keep your eyes on him at all times
• Make sure he knows you see him and can identify him
• Snap shot – how tall is he- color eyes, clothing – jewelry
• Keep your head up
• Don’t shuffle your feet or use a “lazy” walk. Pick up your feet and move like you know where you are going, and that you have a purpose in going there
Confidence is projected through your body language, and how you verbally deal your attacker
• Use physical force and commit to what you are about to do, your life might depend on it
5 Common Places where Women are Attacked or Abducted from
TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS! BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS, If you see any odd behavior, PAY ATTENTION. Feel Like Your Being Followed? There is a good chance you are.
If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an elevator or stairwell, look him in the face and ask him a question, like “What time is it?” or make general small talk. Now that you’ve seen his face and could identify him in a line-up, you lose appeal as a target.
If he grabs you by the arm, grab him back and drop to his legs and wrap your legs around his leg (just one of his legs and sit criss cross, hold on as tight as you can) pull your head on the inside of his thigh, you can then bite and do an upward groin strike.
• Keep Alert
• Don’t stop to talk – Make eye contact and keep moving
• Become a people watcher and learn body language
• Keep your car & house doors locked
• Keep your gas tank at least 1/2 full at all times to avoid running out of gas or having to stop at a gas station that doesn’t look safe
What sets us apart from other ‘Self Defense’ Companies?
We would like to say our passion or mission. However, we know there are other companies, groups and organizations that share our passion and mission for ending human, sex trafficking and violent assaults. What truly sets us apart is HOW we plan to do that. Our systems have been developed based on the specific information gathered during our interviews and case studies of predatory methods. In addition to education and awareness, we seek to prevent assaults before they occur.
Our Prevention Education “Inside the Mind of a Predator” series is a high-impact training that provides solutions for two major issues; the lack of in-depth education into the mindset and methods of sexual predators, and identifying their manipulation, luring, and coercion tactics.
In order to provide an effective form of self-defense, we first had to understand the methods of predators, who they are, how they manipulate, groom, lure, coerce, assault, and or abduct.
After extensive research including the interviews, IDTS found concrete evidence that predators use specific methods to gain access to their victims based on motive. They also used specific control points and carry methods to assault and or abduct their victim; even more interesting is the fact that their methods did not vary, the methods were the same across the board.
The predator interviews also disclosed that rapists and abductors were waiting for a woman or child to use a technique used in traditional self-defense, stating that they knew the techniques that would be used against them, including the eye gauge, foot stomp, groin kick, etc… and that they knew how to control the victims who were using these techniques, rendering those who used traditional self-defense, basic rape defense techniques mostly unable to effectively defend themselves in a brutal and chaotic attack.
Interviews of convicted rapists found that lack of resistance from the victim became consent in the mind of the rapist and the lack of self-defense from the victim encouraged the rapist. The interviews also revealed consistently that resistance to sexual assault is much more effective than passive response, such as crying and pleading which may even encourage the attacker as they feel empowered. Sex is NOT the main motive for rape. It is, the way for a rapist to release anger and power.
Our Anti-Assault Training is a non-traditional full contact system that has been formulated with specific core techniques that have been tested and proven effective to break the abduction & assault methods of predators and stops the predator from completing the attack and or removing the victim to a secondary location.
Each system is broken into phases to ensure proper understanding and implementation of the techniques, and are taught in real-life assault & abduction scenarios that break the assault & abduction patterns of the predator allowing the victim to defend themselves in a brutal assault.
The military prepares for battle before the battle occurs. A police officer wears a bulletproof vest for protection in case he is shot. Our systems are strategic active forms of self-defense, 90% of assaults can be prevented.
Learn how to Identify Predatory Behaviors and Break Psychological, Verbal, & Physical Methods of Pedophiles, Rapists, & Sex Traffickers.
There are many self-defense products on the market today, such as pepper sprays & stun guns. Today we are going to be debunking some myths around the effectiveness of some of these products by discussing their ineffectiveness.
Myth: Pepper Spray is the best cost effective self defense tool.
Facts: Pepper Sprays have expiration dates so you will have to re-purchase or risk the spray no longer being effective at all. They also cost around the same or more in most cases compared to the Punisher Self Defense Glove. In addition, below are 3 reasons they are ineffective as a product.
Myth: Stun Guns or Tasers are the quickest way to stop an attack, that’s why even cops use them.
Facts: In many cases, stun guns or tasers do not have enough power to actually stop an attack which is why police use them as a non lethal option only but require other, more deadly options such as a real gun. They also have to be applied to skin so something as simple as a thick jacket could stop these. In addition, below are 5 more reasons they are ineffective as a whole.
Myth: A gun (firearm) has almost no down sides and are hands down the most effective means of self defense.
Facts: Don’t get us wrong, carrying a gun is great for some types of protection. IDTS itself has encouraged, hosted and will continue to host firearm courses for women. For instance if you can see the assailant coming at you, or in a carjacking attempt, or a home invasion etc. However a gun is ineffective if you are assaulted from the rear like if you are jogging or walking to your car.
According to research 80% of assaults against women are blitz attacks, victims are approached from the rear and the victims are taken to the ground, 10% are approached from the front and 10% are lured into dangerous situations. From this, we can reasonably assume you won’t have enough time to react and draw your firearm in many cases when women are being attacked.
There are multiple real options for self defense but being honest about their advantages and disadvantages in real life scenarios is crucial. In our experience, The Punisher Self Defense Glove is the ultimate Kubaton self-defense product. Unlike a gun, you can wear it in a ready position comfortably and don’t have to worry about drawing or dropping it.
Kubatons are non-lethal weapons; they are maximum pain-inducing weapons used to minimize the risk of casualties and are less likely to kill a target. However, there are issues with Kubatons as individual weapons. Sexual assaults and or abductions happen fast, they are chaotic and brutal that leaves the potential of losing the Kubaton during the fight.
We have designed and patented The Punisher Self Defense Glove to hold the Kubaton securely in your hand during the fight so that you can effectively defend yourself. The Punisher Self Defense Glove features a one size fits all design, it’s easy to conceal, and there is “no right or wrong strike” which makes this a powerful weapon in defending yourself!
Most of us have had someone walk up or pull up in a call and ask us a question, but what most women don’t realize is they are being “INTERVIEWED”. The following questions might seem harmless, even legitimate at times but for a predator, they serve a two-fold purpose.
#1 – The Distraction
The interview will go something like this…
– Excuse me, do you have the time?
– Do you have a cigarette or a light?
– Do you have any spare change?
– Can you help me, I’m lost. Do you know where this address is?
– Can I help you with your groceries, or hold the door for you?
This distraction is to get the focus off of him, as you look at your watch, look in your purse for a cigarette or lighter, spare change, stop to give directions, or let him help you with the groceries he now has the perfect opportunity to assault or abduct you.
#2 – Information Gathering
These predators are cold and calculating, they are master manipulators and can read people like we read a book, they are looking for a victim if they can strike up a conversation most likely they can get you to let your guard down, build trust and you will freely give him the information he needs to complete a later assault.
Everyone likes to be complimented but when a perfect stranger walks up to you and tries to engage you in conversation flattering you, or asking if you have ever been a model or would like to be a model you can bet he has predatory motivations.
These predators are looking for a target, a victim, they don’t want someone who will fight back because it increases their chances of being caught, so what are they looking for in a victim, well they have a ‘HUNTING LIST’.
They are looking for distracted women who are walking – jogging with headphones, talking, and texting, how many of you do this? If you are doing this, stop it – you are on their ‘hunting list’
They are looking for women who appear to have low self-esteem, and. or can be physically controlled.
• Walking with head down, walking with no purpose
• Someone who seems scared
• Long hair – Ponytail, bun, braid; any hairstyle can easily be grabbed.
• Jackets with hoods
• Women wearing a scarf or lanyard
They will use threats, degrading language, and or weapons to intimidate and gain compliance, their goal is to remove you to a secondary location. Listen, ladies, you have more chance of surviving a gunshot, or stab wound than if you comply with their demand and get into the car, if you get in the car you are not coming back.
Use your instincts, if you feel like you are being watched or followed you probably are, so many women I have interviewed have said that they felt like something was wrong but then convinced themselves that they were being paranoid, guess what they weren’t, they were either immediately assaulted or they were stalked and then assaulted. If you feel like something is wrong, bring attention to yourself, or the situation.
Invest in yourself, take this knowledge and use it, knowledge is POWER!
Situational awareness is the use of the sensory system to scan the environment. The purpose of this is to identify threats in the present or to project those threats into the near future.
Applying Situational Awareness is simple, in real-world, scenarios like being able to make adjustments to what you are doing, like changing your body language, behavior, or location, to be safe.
Color Codes are a great way to remember levels of Situational Awareness. Here are the Alert Conditions:
This is the baseline in America, people are unaware, “tuned out” – listening to music, texting, talking on a cell phone, they don’t see danger coming. This is not where you want to be.
Condition Yellow: People-watching
You want to be in condition yellow when you’re in a public or unfamiliar place, or in the presence of unknown individuals. You are in a relaxed state being aware of your surroundings. learn to identify exits and possible weapons. This condition allows you to be proactive. this condition is not being on edge or having a hair trigger but allows you to execute a plan of action before a situation.
Condition orange is what happens when something has made the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. It could be something that your subconscious mind has picked up that your conscious mind hasn’t. This is the time for flight, get out of there if possible. Trust “gut” instincts.
When something has triggered, you have now gone from orange to red this is when the only thing left to do is FIGHT, you will be in the fight for your life. One of the most important things you can do during this time is BREATHE.
Unfortunately, we can’t stop a predator’s intention to attack, but we can limit his opportunity to fulfill the act. The military prepares for battle before the battle occurs, they prepare in anticipation of an attack. A police officer wears a bulletproof vest for protection in case he is shot. This is a strategic active form of defense; we must prepare to defend ourselves in anticipation of an assault. This is done through situational awareness and active self-defense. If we know who the predator is and how they think and act we can effectively avoid and or defend ourselves from their methods of assault.
It can not be stated enough: Be aware of your surroundings, look for exits in case of an emergency, become a people watcher, learn to read body language, 90% of self-protection is about self-awareness.
Before a situation presents itself self-think about what you might do to protect yourself or your children, you must commit to yourself in your mind that you will fight if need be. If you are faced with a situation DON’T PANIC, quickly analyze the situation and move.