Leeds Traditional Martial Arts
There are certain tools that you can carry with you that can dramatically improve your chances in a potentially dangerous or attack situation. Carrying weapons is illegal, but ordinary everyday items can be just as effective in helping you avoid an attack; they might even save your life! Here are my top six:
1. Body Spray
This is one of my favourites. A travel sized can of aerosol body spray is a very effective (and legal) substitute for mace or pepper spray. There are some other legal alternatives but body spray is available in many shops and it's not expensive. I've taken body spray to the eyes before and I can personally guarantee that it's debilitating. Use it at arms length, straight to the attackers face and make a swift exit; don't forget to call the police as soon as you're safe to inform them of the attack and possible casualty. DON'T stop to try and administer first aid yourself and shout to anyone in the immediate area that this person just attacked you. Bear in mind that there's a chance you could blind your attacker so be responsible and don't use this unless you're in genuine danger.