When it comes to self defense, you have to learn to recognize all the possibilities that you can use to your advantage. Clothing, hair, jewelry, all can be used against your opponent. What some may call “dirty fighting” we call smart fighting!
First thing you should do is very quickly size up your opponent. Look for vulnerable areas such as footwear. Thankfully due to the lack of style most men have today, you will find a lot of them wearing flip flops. Flip flops leave the feet unprotected. This is an excellent opportunity to damage the feet by stamping down on the toes and instep of the foot with your heal. In addition to injury, naturally when you stamp down on someones foot, they instinctively grab for the foot, leaving them off balance, ideal for sweeping someone down to the ground.
If your attacker is wearing a loose shirt or jacket, take advantage by pulling the item over their head. This leaves them blind to where you are. At this point you can go to their rear to inflict more damage. If they are wearing loose shorts or jogging pants, pull their pant down. This will cause them to reach down to retrieve their pants. naturally this leaves them vulnerable and a good target for upward knee strikes.
If they are wearing a tie, this is an excellent noose for strangling your attacker. You can also use the tie to wrap around the neck as you go to the rear and take them down to the ground.
Like the tie, long hair is an excellent control device. Grab hold of the hair and pull in the direction of your choice. In many ways hair is better than the tie because there is pain involved. You want to get a good hold of a lot of hair so you just don’t pull the hair out of the head.
If they are wearing earrings, feel free to rip them from the ears. This will cause pain and bring the attackers mind to his ears for a moment leaving you free to move to a different area and cause more damage. Anytime you can lead someones mind in the direction you want, you are in control of the situation.
The point of this short article is to make you aware that there many things that can be used against someone that would be ignored by the average person. Knowing the secrets of Aikijujutsu will end the confrontation quickly and you will be victorious!