When robbed with a weapon the best self defense is to comply; give your bag, purse, or wallet. Learn self defense for property theft from a martial arts instructor in this free safety video.
In this series, we’re going to talk about some things women can do to keep themselves safe while traveling or when they’re out abroad. Alright, in this situation, again, we’re in an underground parking lot or a similar structure. It’s very common for people who are traveling for business to have a laptop or similar device with them, which makes them a target for people who want to rob them. With any property crime, it’s almost always best to comply.
So, if she has a lap top, I hold a gun on her and I say, “give me the bag, give me the bag. “She’s going to give me the bag and get away as fast as possible. An even better situation would be to do something like this. In this situation, the same thing, to make it even safer for her, when I demand the bag, rather than handing it to me and putting her within my arm’s reach, she’s going to toss the bag to my feet. This way, she can get away because I’m not interested in her, I want the property. Now she’s got more of a gap between her and I. Give me the bag, give me the bag, right now, right now, right now.
Expert: Darryl Johnson
Bio: Darryl Johnson has been training students in martial arts for 16 years and is himself trained in Krava Maga, Muay Thai, and Jiu-Jitsu.
Filmmaker: Paul Kersey