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.
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