Going to college is the time full of excitement of going to a new place, meeting new people, making new friends and having new experiences in life. However, it is essential in this time to be very careful to be safe in the totally new environment and new people. The college students are susceptible to violence as they are the easy targets for the robber, kidnappers and rapists. Here are some tips for the students for their safety and defense.
Do not Share Everything on Social Media
Gen Z is obsessed with posting and sharing everything on the social media and it includes the location, plans and activities. However, social media is not the safe place to share the routines and up-coming activities. The people in your circle can know about your where-about and target you when they feel convenient.
Know About Your Friends
New place expose you to many people who are unknown to you. The college students make new friends and start to move in new circles. But it is always wise to know about your friends, their families, their activities and interests. If you feel any kind of foul play and do not find answers to some questions related to your new friends then it is advisable to avoid their company as it will only lead to trouble and nothing else.
Learning self-defense through Krav Maga self-defense classes is highly recommended for the college students. Learning the techniques and preparing to face the worst is the best strategy to keep confident in any situation and being able to protect oneself from the assault situation on the streets, on campus, in the bar and hostel.
Be Aware of the Surroundings
Situational awareness is vital when it comes to self-defense. Being aware of the surroundings is the perfect way to avoid the danger altogether. Do not leave the party alone and avoid be on streets in the streets at night. If you have to go with your friends. Avoid lonely streets, suspicious and abandoned places. Do not use the head phones in both ears as it will obstruct your sense of feeling someone approaching for you. Be alert when you are walking alone.
Prepare for the Worst
You do not know when the situation turn against you so preparing for the worst is the most essential tip. Keep pepper spray in your purse or bag. Walk confidently on streets or around the campus. If anyone attacks you and you find yourself in a deadly situation use anything to escape. Use you bag, purse, keys and books to defend yourself. Train yourself for any violent situation and your strategy to confront it and what kind of improvisation can be made to defuse the situation.
Krav Maga self-defense training includes all the mental and physical training to retaliate in such situations and is very beneficial for the safety of the college going students.
These tips may seem very simple but these can save your life and make your college experience a pleasant memory for you.
Denis Watson, Krav Maga and Self Defense Trainer in New Jersey
Denis Watson is a Certification Level 3 Krav Maga instructor and brings the self defense training to you. Now serving Northern and Central New Jersey. Call 267-471-5331 to schedule training today.