We all attended self defence in the sports hall on Thursday the 15th of October, with John Phillips. We took part because it is important that we know how to protect ourselves and others around us.
As part of the day we were shown different pressure points. Some pressure points are behind the ears and behind the collar bone. Pressing on these points if you are in trouble could help you to escape. We practiced these gently on each other so we would know where to apply the pressure if we needed to.
We were also shown how to get out of certain holds and turn the situation around. Each step has to be done quickly for it to work. Out of a class of 30 girls over 2/3 will be attacked at some point in their life. However, in a class of 30 boys, all of them will experience some kind of attack during his life. This is why self defence is so important. Some everyday weapons that you can carry include: Keys, Bottle of water, Magazine, or Large hair clips. So watch out – don’t try to hurt any of us!!