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5 Everyday Items You can Use to Defend Yourself

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1.Ball-point pens

We all have pens in our bags, and they  can be a very useful tool to protect yourself. Think of the pen as a dagger with a thin and narrow blade and needlepoint.

The sharp end of the pen can be used to attack the face or the jawline of the attacker: the idea is to the shock the assailant, throw the person off guard and attack the vulnerable points of the attacker’s body, such as their eyes or neck.

2.Car/House Keys

Keys can also be used as daggers. Even if the end of your key is not sharp enough, if proper pressure is applied.

it can do a good job to defer the attacker from getting close to you. The intention is to apply pressure and shock the opponent.

3. Be Alert

Maintain a confident posture while you walk alone and be mentally prepared to attack if something happens, instead of letting fear take over. Your mind is the best self-defense tool you have .

4. Dupattas/Scarves

In fact, historically, garrotes (which refers to the handheld  of a chain, rope, scarf or wire) have been used as weapons by elite soldiers from the French Foreign Legion.

 5. Perfumes or Sprays

Ideally, pepper spray is the best defense—but in case you don’t have one with you, spray your perfume on the attacker’s eyes and nose.

A strong scent can leave the attacker in a shock and you can take this chance to escape or call the police

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