Self-Defense Essentials You Actually Need to Know

In a world that is growing increasingly unstable, with civil unrest, viruses, and frequent rioting, self-defense should be your top priority. These days, holding the ‘wrong’ political opinion is enough to get you beaten in the street, or at the very least verbally abused. It is because of this that many people are beginning to be concerned with their safety, and because of this, are learning forms of self-defense, or at the very least, taking their safety into consideration. There are many ways one can protect oneself, and in this article, we are going to discuss a few of them.

Yes, in this article, we are going to tell you about a few self-defense essentials that you actually need to know. We would, first and foremost, like to thank you for visiting our page and reading our article, we hope you enjoy it.

Here are a few self-defense essentials that you actually need to know.

Common Sense

Firstly, while not necessarily a method of self-defense, it is something important to cultivate. You need to have common sense. In our modern, dangerous world, if you have no common sense, you are liable to say the wrong thing and get a severe beating. Have some common sense and some wit about you. Do not freely open your mouth and say the ‘wrong thing’ lest it turns sour. Exert common sense. Know when you are in danger, not only from political activists but from plain old vagabonds and cutthroats.


In some countries, weapons are legal. In others, they are not. We can only recommend that you carry weapons in a country that is legal. If you carry them in a country that is not, you can find yourself in considerable trouble and potentially facing a criminal case. In some countries, knives for self-defense are perfectly acceptable, in others, knives come as an imprisonable offense. Carrying an illegal weapon is absolutely wrong, so you should never do it, even if you feel very unsafe. There are better alternatives, some of which we will discuss in this article.

Martial Arts

For every self-defense enthusiast, martial arts is the most important thing to know. There are a number of different schools of martial arts, each teaching their own style of self-defense; each with their own philosophy. If you prefer a more violent, no holds barred type of martial arts, then we recommend Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or alternatively, MMA (‘Mixed Martial Arts’). Both of these schools of martial arts are known for their violence, mixed with their strict philosophical outlooks. Jujutsu is a personal favorite of my own. With that said, there are a ton of other martial arts for you to find – find the one that speaks to you personally.


If you are in a situation that is making you feel uncomfortable, the first self-defense essential that you need to know about is 999. Phone the police. The police are your best bet – this is a sentiment shared by many martial arts and self-defense enthusiasts. You should not attempt to fight people that are concerning you, rather, phone the police. Only use violence when you have been threatened with it, or when somebody has attempted to attack you. You could not only get seriously hurt starting fights, but you could wind up being the one who the police are called on.

Get Away

Another essential self-defense tip is to get away. Rather than trying to fight a person or a number of people, self-defense enthusiasts recommend you get away. This does not necessarily mean run away, it just means put distance between you and your attacker, or you and the person who is scaring you. Putting distance between them will ensure that they cannot harm you and will ensure you are a safe distance and can phone the police. Hanging around and waiting for a flight is a bad idea and will usually end poorly.


Have courage. Running away and phoning the police does not strip you of your courage. Courage is being able to look at a scary situation in the face. We are all humans and we all get scared – dealing with that fear and confronting it gives you courage. If you do have to use violence to scare away a threat, then use it measuredly. Do not go to excesses or extremes – especially when you are fighting somebody who has threatened you. Know your limitations and have courage. You can defend yourself – you are brave, that must become your mantra.

We hope that you enjoyed this article and benefitted from it. Hopefully, you never find yourself in a situation like any of those mentioned on this page and we hope you will never need to defend yourself. Thank you for reading this article!