How to Use Improvised Weapons for Self-Defense

Objects you can use to protect yourself from an attacker

When you’re in a situation where you need to defend yourself, you need to use all tools and resources to your advantage. That said, let’s take a look at how to use improvised weapons for self-defense.

This means that anything you find can also be used as a weapon. However, you also need to be careful about the use of improvised weapons so your attacker doesn’t use it against you.

When you’re practicing your self-defense skills, one of the techniques you should also practice is the ability to see everything as a weapon.

Developing your instincts so you can view everything as a weapon is an important aspect that can definitely come in handy when you need to defend yourself.

So, what type of items can be used as a self-defense improvised weapon?

It could be anything really.

From items you carry on you to ones you can find in your environment. Whether it’s a pair of keys, a pen, a heavy object your carrying, or something hard on the floor, anything can really be used as an improvised weapon.

Don’t forget. Your goal is not necessarily to use it and fight your attacker.

Improvised weapons are great to strike and distract as well

Your goal, should be to use it to distract your attacker long enough so you can escape.

Obviously, there’s a chance that your attacker might be bigger than you. So, you need to be smart when you want to use an improvised weapon. If you use one, really go in with it.

Fast and efficient to create the desired impact giving you enough time to escape should be your main objective.

Remember, when you’re fighting for your life, you need to do what it takes to survive!

To see how you can use an improvised weapons for self-defense, check out the following video:

As you can see in the video, you can develop your instincts of grabbing a weapon at the last second and use it to defend yourself against an assailant.

When it comes to self-defense, even a water bottle can come in handy. Remember, if you get attacked, think to use an improvised weapon at your advantage.

To sum up, check out this powerful resource if you want to learn more on using improvised weapons to defend yourself.

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Take care,

Patrick Viana

Self Defense Blog