Using your voice as a Self-Defense tool

Using your voice as a self-defense tool

One of the things often overlooked in self-defense training is developing the use of your voice to help in a self-defense situation.

What?

Yes. It may seem a bit odd but training to use your voice in the correct way is an essential tool in controlling a possibly violent situation.

If trained specifically and in isolation, it can have a positive effect on all aspects of any training system. This is because it has a direct route to increasing confidence and with increased confidence you,

  • breath better under pressure
  • you have better self-control
  • because you have a higher level of control, you have a clearer focus and deal better with the tunnel vision that pressure brings
  • project a more all-round confident persona which can affect your assailant’s belief in their own ability to carry out an assault
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How is it possible to disrupt a violent attack before it happens?

Knowing how and why a violent attack occurs can help to avoid it in the first place.
Knowing how and why a violent attack occurs can help to avoid it in the first place.

How is it possible to disrupt a violent attack before it happens?

By understanding what is actually happening in the attack process it is possible to defend yourself against a violent attack without resorting to violence.

Once the process is something you understand you can train in methods to deal with it, be they psychological or physical.

You can develop skills to react to the threat, nullify it or avoid it. Personal safety aside, once you are closer to a potentially dangerous situation, there really are things you can do to avoid violence.

Understanding the threat process

I know this might be stating the obvious, but understanding what is really happening when you are being set up to be attacked is the key to avoiding it.

To do this we can use violent assault or attack “models” such as “The 5 stages of violent crime” or a “crime triangle” to help analyse what is happening.

Firstly, let’s look at “The 5 stages of violent crime”

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Understanding The Five Stages Of Violent Crime. The crucial self-defense tool

Knowing the 5 stages of violent crime is essential knowledge in contemporary Self-Defense
Knowing the 5 stages of violent crime is essential knowledge in contemporary Self-Defense

Understanding The Five Stages Of Violent Crime and it’s importance in self-defense

The Five Stages of Violent Crime, which we looked at in another article should, in all truth, be also analyzed separately.

This is because it is one of the most important things you should learn when it comes to putting together a complete self-defense program.

What are the 5 stages of violent crime?

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