To have Awareness of your surroundings is the starting point of good self-defense.
In the United States today there are over 750,000 registered sex offenders, and it is my opinion that every woman and every child should receive some form of formal training in self-defense.
Not all is about fitness. Staying safe should also play and important roll in our daily lives.
Don’t let yourself be an easy target :
STOP texting while walking to your car, or in an empty parking lot.
STAND in the back of an elevator after entering, and greet every person in the elevator cab or getting into the cab.
LET any stranger be aware that you noticed him or her by nodding your head; also, make direct eye contact. For an attacker, the avoidance of eye contact is a sign of weakness -makes you seem easy prey.
MAKE sure your to use body language that makes it evident you know that person is there.
WALK with confidence, tall and straight. Also, talk with confidence -saying Hello to a stranger is further evidence to an attacker that you are fully aware of his/her presence.