Posts Tagged ‘self-defense’

In this three part series, we’ll identify some of the different groups who can really benefit from the “Code Red” feature available on the Survival Pack app. The first part examines how law enforcement officers can enhance their family’s safety while on and off-duty.

 

As an officer of the law, your job requires you to constantly place yourself in dangerous situations. It is a regrettable fact that every day police officers are injured in the line of duty.

Being dedicated to the safety of others means that you are ready to serve and protect strangers—an extremely noble calling. The job also ensures that you have the communication tools on-hand to call for back up and assistance when you need it.

But, what about your family members? And, what about when you’re off-duty?

Those communication resources aren’t available to your loved ones while running errands at the mall, nor do you have instant access to your fellow officers who are on duty. And although everyone carries their phone, almost everywhere, it’s not always easy to call help directly.

Adding Security

Survival Pack changes that dynamic. With a one-time cost (less than a dollar), you can add a little more security to your daily life.

This app allows you to install up to six phone numbers on your specific reinforcements list, or if you live in an area that has 911 text service, you can also insert that emergency number. So, when you are off duty or your loved ones are out, Survival Pack can be ready to notify your on-duty colleagues.

CODE RED

Think about it. An instant way to contact your fellow officers at the touch of a button. The texts contain a request for help and the location of your phone. Every 60 seconds a new text is sent to every emergency contact on your list with your phone’s updated location.

Other Features

In addition to the “Code Red” feature, Survival Pack includes frequently updated information on basic self-defense techniques and how to avoid predators.

FEATURES

You know the kind of world we live in, you see it every day. And while much (if not all) of the information will be familiar to you, giving your loved ones the resources to learn some fundamental ways to protect themselves and providing them with a method to instantly alert you if they are in trouble will only add to your family’s safety.

For every Android device your family owns, download Survival Pack today!

This video shows the power and effectiveness of a basic front kick…

Kathy Long is a mixed martial arts fighter and five time world kick boxing champion. In this video, she demonstrates how to respond if someone grabs your arm from behind.

It shows great use of the palm heel strike (the easiest and safest strike for beginners to learn) and illustrates how responding deliberately within the first moments of an attack can help save your life.

Check out more basic self-defense techniques here.

To look at me, you wouldn’t think I’d be a formidable adversary in some kind of hand-to-hand confrontation. A whopping 5’5” weighing in at about 130 pounds (give or take a few—depending on how many Krispy Kremes I happen to devour recently), I don’t seem like much of a threat.

But years ago, my husband and I began training in Krav Maga. He wanted to help me increase my ability to protect myself, and I thought it would be a great way to help eliminate some of the results of my frequent ‘doughnut overindulgence.’ And maybe I’m just getting old, but society—in general—seems to (me) more violent and less respectful than ever. So I considered that learning a few basic rules of self-defense couldn’t hurt, right?

Originally, I found it extremely awkward performing the straight punch and front kicks… but only at first. Like any sport or hobby—for instance, learning to play a musical instrument or how to hit a softball—making sure I was standing correctly and making the proper motion just took a few practices before it became more comfortable. And, once it did, our little daily session got more exciting and much more fun.

Indeed, I realized that practicing Krav Maga with my husband was a great way for us to spend more time together. We were both learning an activity that neither of us had previously experienced, and so this was a new element of enjoyment in our relationship.

However, the reasons for knowing how to defend myself never really influenced me deeply until our daughter was born. Here was this sweet, innocent child who depended on me for everything! I strongly felt that I needed to know how to guard and protect her. Parents understand that intensity… but it’s impossible to describe.

This is one of the reasons that I love Survival Pack. It gives an added layer of defense to the awareness I already practice in the form of a bodyguard type app. Something that I learned early on is that predators (people who look to hurt, steal, or otherwise want to turn innocent bystanders into victims) search for distracted, solitary individuals. But, self-defense training gives you a confidence that you telegraph without even knowing it, and the Survival Pack app boosts that confidence.

So what are my reasons for learning self-defense? My family. Not only do I want to be able to defend myself, but I want to teach my daughter the same. The physical benefits are just a welcome, secondary bonus.

Submitted by Lora Boyd 5-21-15