A Review of Model Mugging For Self Defense Exercises and Training

There are certain classes that one may attend to further develop their self defense techniques and learn more self defense moves. In particular to these classes is one that is called Model Mugging. Now what is model mugging? It is a class designed to empower women both physically and mentally, to prepare them for what scenarios may occur outside the safety of their homes, and to give them an idea on how to react to those violent situations.

Now, model mugging will consist of a single, normally female, defender and either a lone assailant or more. The defenders will be trained on self defense techniques which will consist of either unarmed or armed techniques. Unarmed techniques will focus on striking the opponent in pressure points, or those areas with a fair amount of nerve bundles. For example, the temple, nose, eyes, throat, armpits, solar plexus, false ribs, groin, inguinal area, thighs, knees, or shins. Armed techniques will be with the use of mace, pepper spray, key chains, or the like.

The assailants on the other hand, will be wearing full body pads or armor. It will be wise to note that these classes will hold lessons that are reality based. Meaning, the assailants will truly attack the female students with full force. So, these types of situations will force the students to release adrenaline, which will also be the case if they were attacked out on the streets. The adrenaline based self defense moves will teach students to plan and coordinate every movement to reach one goal, immobilize the assailant and run away. If it is possible to strike the opponent once and run away then that will be great, but if more strikes are needed to disarm or immobilize the opponent then striking vital areas would be among the targets to hit in order for the assailant to be brought to a halt.

Even before the attack is made, the defender should always look for ways to escape. If running away is possible, then that would be the wisest decision. But if not, the defender should always convey to the attacker that she is not going to give up without a fight. Stand your ground with an open stance, look him in the eye and be angry. Do not show him fear for it will only fuel his ego. If he starts charging at you then your best bet will be attacking the lower portion of his body with kicks. Do not go kicking your brains out because he might catch your leg. Be methodical. A single kick to either one of his shins, knee, or groin will most probably immobilize him. Kick him like you mean it.

With all these self defense techniques and self defense moves, the only pre-requisite is…be alert and focused. Do not give in to the idea that he is going to win, or that he is stronger. Use your brain and you will have a greater advantage. Learn about pressure points and you will have an edge. Listen to your intuition and you may prevent these types of situations. And most of all trust your instincts, it can save your life.

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