There are a lot of common myths and misconceptions regarding self-defense and personal safety, and we want to help you find the truth. Many of these misconceptions were formed from misinformation, old information, or socialization. Not all are formed from malice, but some are. So we’re here to help you navigate through some of the more common myths and misconceptions.
This week’s misconception:
You have no control if you are grabbed by the hair.
Hair grabbing is a control method used by assailants in order to control their intended target’s body. By getting your feet underneath your hips and securing your hands to their hands, you can gain back control of your head and body so that you can turn around and face them. Once there, you can cause pain by kneeing them in the groin, eye striking, heel palming and more. This assailant thinks they can control their intended targets, but by having the fighting spirit and knowing that you are enough to keep yourself safe, you can defend yourself and protect your life. Your life is worth fighting for!