Self-defense is not only for martial artists or people who are in the military. It is for anyone and everyone, regardless of age, or size. So let's discuss some tips on self-defense for women. These tips can help you protect yourself in any dangerous situation. Remember, it is always better to be safe than sorry!

JUL 30, 2022

4 self defense tips every woman should know

“Pinch and twist or bite the tender areas of the body.”


1. Know How To Strike An Attacker

The face, nose, and throat are all susceptible areas that can be easily damaged with even a relatively small amount of force. Less mentioned but equally effective are “tender” areas of the body. Pinch and twist or biting someone in the crook of their arm or forcefully grabbing the top of the ear on the cartilage are very painful. Of course, the best place to strike any male is the groin.


Striking these areas as hard as possible will give you the best chance to escape or affect your attacker long enough for you to escape.


self defense strike points illustration

In addition to basic fighting skills, knowing how to use a stun gun can be a game changer in a self-defense situation. These non-lethal devices will immobilize an attacker long enough for you to get away or call for help. Many people often overlook the importance of self-defense for women because the techniques are fundamentally basic, but knowing how to defend yourself is a crucial life skill for everyone.


Practicing simple defensive techniques is crucial so that you remember them in an emergency situation when you are panicked and in a state of high anxiety. Brush up on your skills to increase your chances of staying safe.

2. Be Aware of Your Surroundings

Staying aware of your surroundings may be the most important self-defense tip on this list. You need to be mindful of who and what is around you at all times. If you are walking alone, keep an eye out for suspicious figures or activity.

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Trust your gut instincts because if something feels off, it probably is. If you are driving, always be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye on the cars around you. Be extra cautious when stopped at red lights or in traffic.


As a general rule, leave one car’s length between your vehicle and the car in front of you so that you can drive out of a situation if someone approaches while you are at a stop. Also, lock your doors and keep valuables out of sight.


The bottom line? Pay attention to things happening around you. Doing so can save your life. Even if you don't need to act immediately, an attacker is much less likely to try sneaking up on someone who is alert and looking around as they walk.

3. You Need Self Defense Weapons

If you can, carry a small can of pepper spray with you. If someone attacks you, point the spray at the assailant's face and press down on the nozzle. Most importantly, don't be afraid to use it. The effects of pepper spray are temporary, but they may give you enough time to get away and find help. Defense Divas® also offers our Fight Fob® self-defense keychains which include various portable self-defense tools you can easily and quickly use during an attack.


Another excellent self-defense weapon is a taser. Tasers work by delivering an electric shock that temporarily incapacitates the attacker. These shocks give you time to run away and find help. You can also get yourself a stun gun which works in a similar way.

self defense taser pepper spray and stun baton options

Finally, while firearms are also an excellent self-defense weapon, one should consider them with great care. Firearms are ineffective if you are grabbed from behind. Most importantly, firearms don’t just hit the intended target, but often things to the left, right or behind it too. Always be fully aware of everything and every person in the target zone before defending yourself with a firearm. Before you decide that a firearm is the ideal solution for you, please research your state’s laws and seek professional training.

“Having more than one self-defense option, is the best option. Weather and attack conditions determine your self-defense tactics.”


4. Always Carry A Whistle or Panic Alarm

If you are ever in a dangerous situation, make as much noise as possible. Screaming and yelling will not only help to attract attention, but it will also help to scare off the attacker because they don’t want to be seen by a witness. If you have a whistle or panic alarm with you, use it! The loud sound will hopefully startle the attacker and draw the attention of bystanders.


Our colorful and festive Fight Fob® Fiesta Colorful Self Defense Keychain Gift Set comes with a whistle, panic alarm and numerous other weapons you can use to protect yourself in a dangerous situation.

girl with various colorful self defense keychains

In conclusion, self-defense for women is vital. Many classes, techniques, and tools are available to equip you with everything you need to defend yourself. Brushing up on self-defense best practices can help to keep you as you can be should these situations arise.

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