These days, everyone’s so busy blowing and going through their schedules, personal safety and self-defense sadly get placed on the backburner—often times until it’s too late. We always say we’ll “take care of that tomorrow” or “sign up for that Krav Magav class later”, but what happens when later never comes? All too often, people take their personal safety and overall security for granted—thinking that it’ll never be them or their loved ones who are affected.
And then things like mass shootings, murders and more take place, serving as a shocking, eye-opening reality check. So, rather than being crippled by your fear, you should opt rather to empower yourself with awareness and the proper tools to defend yourself. Ideally, one would enroll in a self defense class of their liking and regularly practice the scenarios and proper ways to react, but with people’s schedules becoming more and more jam-packed with each day, it’s obvious that isn’t what always happens. But, thankfully, in this ever-evolving digital world we live in, self-defense training can be found in the palm of your hand—through you smart phone that is.
Over the past few years, numerous apps have been developed specifically for the world of self-defense. So, rather than remaining an unprepared victim, consider downloading one or all of the following –you life might very well depend on it.
Marine Martial Arts
From physical and mental balance to momentum and even position, this app covers all facets and factors that are at play during an attack. Taking techniques and methods straight out of the marine training manual, this application is great for those wanting to better their approach to close combat. It has various chapters, which tackle topics from basic fundamentals to chokes and holds. While, some might find this a bit more advanced than they think they need, it can’t hurt to be more informed rather than less, right?
Just as the title implies, this application prepares users to fight back and actually defend themselves when under attack. Featuring six real-world attack scenarios, the app walks you through what you should and SHOULD NOT do, and even includes a visual example of what “right” looks like. Granted, one must remember their personal situation may vary, but it’s a good starting point. Compatible with Apple phones and tablets, this app is a great addition to anyone’s digital library.
Taking into consideration the possibility of knife, gun and unarmed attacks, this this application provides users with thorough, potentially life-saving information on how to handle themselves when danger strikes. It uses detailed photo slideshows to demonstrate tactics and methods and even supplies people with an explanation of what to do. They even have some videos featured for those that might learn better that way.
Rather than encouraging victims to cower from situations, these apps see to empower and educate the general public so that they may have a fighting chance. From the single mom picking her children up from daycare to the college student walking alone after their night class, self-defense skills are necessary, vital and important, and that’s exactly what all of these applications stress. Just as many athletic coaches have stated in the past, the best offense is a good defense, so its value can't be stressed enough.
This guest post is contributed Barbra Jolie, who enjoys writing about online college classes and other trends in the academic world. Even when she's not blogging, Barbara is always contemplating and considering issues concerning education and modern society. You can reach her at barbara.jolie876 (at) gmail.com.