PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD
Learn three ways to use a pen for self-defense. Also learn how to use your finger, or a knuckle to ward off a potential attacker.
You have probably got a pen in your drawer at
home, at work, your car, handbag (ladies), and maybe in your shirt pocket. The
humble pen looks harmless enough, but you may not know the dark secret it keeps
A pen can make a good ward off weapon or it can
be used in a more powerful way. Letís take a look at the ward off technique
Simply hold the pen firmly in one hand and poke
it into the would-be attackerís chest. This is best used as a "ward
off." You see, cowardly attackers don't like it if you show them that you
are prepared to put up a fight. They expect you to fall in a heap, roll over and
beg. If a pen appears and you appear to mean business, the attacker may decide
to leave you alone and find an easier target.
Eye gouge Ė Groin stab
If he continues with the attack, you can also use
your pen to give him an eye gouge. Alternatively, you can use your pen to stab
his groin as many times as you can - then run!
Tip of your pointer finger
The tip of the pointer finger (thatís the one
next to the thumb) can also be used in place of the pen. But it doesnít look
quite as threatening or work as well, because it tends to bend a bit under
Using one knuckle
You can also make a fist then point with the
second joint from the end of the pointer finger. Push against the fingernail
with the side of the thumb. Bend the remaining fingers so that they are touching
your palm (make a fist). Itís important to get your thumb out of the way.
Press it against the side of the pointer finger. You donít want your thumb to
catch on anythingÖ that can hurt!
Break a grip
If an attacker grabs hold of you, use a pen to
break the grip he has on you. Be it a headlock, bear-hug, or a one handed grab
on your hand, wrist, or arm. Stab at his hands and arms, and at the same time,
break his grip, then escape.
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