Quick Tips – Breaking a Strangle Hold
If the worst happens and you find yourself attacked and in a strangle hold, it’s easy to panic. Here are three simple steps to breaking the hold.
1. Raise both of your arms from the side to above your head.
2. Bring your arms down striking across the attackers outstretched arms.
Your first instinct may be to push up on the attacker’s hands. Don’t. Doing so could only further restrict blood flow to your brain. Follow these easy steps instead. These steps will allow you to break the hold effectively even if, as many women are, you’re smaller and weaker than your attacker.
Remember: Getting away from your attacker is the most important goal. Once you’ve broken the hold, don’t hesitate to get away.
Stay safe out there!