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It’s been an amazing 8 years at Master Pattillos karate school, I’ve been taking karate with him since I was 8 and I’ve loved coming to class every day since. Every class is filled with not only karate practice but fun and real life styled situations to stay safe in and outside of karate. Master Pattillo always makes class enjoyable and a blast to be a part of. I’ve learned a lot of valuable skills from taking karate I’ve learned self motivation, self control, I’ve worked on many different forms, kicks, punches, and self defense. This is an amazing karate school and I would recommend it to anyone starting out with karate or anyone who wants to have fun, get exercise and learn self defense. I don’t plan to switch schools ever and hopefully I’ll earn many more belts with Master Pattillo.

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The Shopper’s Self Defense Guide

The Shopper’s Self Defense Guide

Holiday shopping can be a thrill. In a good way and even in a bad way. Adding a little self defense mentality can go a long way.

Self Awareness

You have society on your side. Potential criminals (for the most part) won’t just obnoxiously run up to you in front of a crowd and take your things.

These criminals are looking for an opportune situation. As long as you are aware of your surroundings, you can prevent yourself from ever falling into one of these situations.

Your own body is a part of your surroundings. It would be a foolish decision to count cash in public. This is something you should be aware of, and instead count your cash privately.

The ultimate holiday shopping self defense tip is simply to be aware. Be aware of where a potential pick pocket is, and what a potential pick pocket is looking for.

The Pick Pocket

Pickpockets thrive on holiday shopping. There are crowds of people, loaded with cash and jewelry who know nothing about practical self defense.

Get inside the mind of the pick pocket. They are looking for crowds. Pay attention when in a crowd. Don’t forget where all your belongings are.

Avoid dark areas. Keep your wallet in your front pockets. Don’t let your bag or purse hang behind you. Everything valuable should be positioned up front where your eyes and hands can follow them at all time.

Wear simple, comfortable, and non-flowing clothing. The biggest aspect of holiday shopping self defense is being prepared. Pay attention and stay safe.

Dealing With Your Car

Another holiday shopping hot spot for thieves is your vehicle.

Pay attention to where you parked. Don’t park in a dark corner. Park where it’s bright. Even if this means you have to park further away, putting yourself in a favorable position is the centerpiece of holiday shopping self defense.

Pay attention when you finish shopping. The walk back to you car is the most dangerous. The criminals know that you are finished with all of your holiday gifts and exhausted. Have your keys ready in hand, and don’t waste any time.

Pay attention to your surroundings, get to your car, and get out. If you are worried about your situation, then don’t be scared to ask a security guard to escort you.