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Self-Defense Instructor Demonstrates Best Way To Protect Yourself From Armed Attacker

by Rebecca Endicott
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Becca is a writer and aspirational dog owner living in NYC.

Everyone should learn the basics of self-defense.

We all hope that we’ll never need to protect ourselves from an attacker, but it’s much better to be safe than sorry.

For most of us, the chances of ever coming face-to-face with an armed attacker are slim. Still, every city in the country has the occasional armed robbery or mugging.

Even in a ‘safe’ neighborhood, it’s possible to be caught unaware.

Nowadays, lots of people are getting wise to the possibility. Women everywhere have learned basic self-defense techniques that help them get away from bigger, stronger men.

However, if the assailant is armed, traditional self-defense techniques might not help.

Fortunately, self-defense expert Janell Bartlett has a few quick tips and tricks for evading such a situation.

Her advice is tried and true — it’s stood the test of time. If someone robs you for your valuables, simply hand them over. No phone or piece of jewelry is worth your life.

She also adds that you should throw your valuables away from your body in order to give you space and opportunity.

Meanwhile, if the assailant attacks you directly, Janell has some valuable advice about quick maneuvers you can make to get yourself away safely.

Scroll through below to watch her important and potentially life-saving tips in action, and don’t forget to SHARE with friends and family!

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