HYDERABAD: Have you ever frozen on the spot when someone tried to attack you or run away with your bag? Well, next time, all you have to do is just pull the attacker’s leg with your free hand, making him loose the balance, giving you ample time to attack.
Now, what if someone tries to grab you from behind? Use the singlelbow punch. Hit the attacker in his solar plex, use your feet for instep, punch him on nose and then in the groin.
Some simple self-defence techniques like this can come handy and over 1,000 girls from various degree colleges on Friday got an opportunity to learn from an expert.
Aurora Degree & PG College in collaboration with SHE teams of Hyderabad City police organised a self-defence programme and roped in internationally acclaimed martial artist Syeda Falak to teach some basic techniques to the students. Speaking on the occasion, she said, “Girls must participate in these self-defence workshops and try to learn martial arts to protect themselves.”
Ayesha, a final year BCom student of the Aurora degree college, who is part of the organising committee said “With crime against women increasing day by day, we thought that self-defence classes are a must. The techniques demonstrated here are very easy to learn and can be used by anyone.”
While some students came forward and volunteered to get first hand experience, others decided to learn by watching.
“I don’t think I can pull these techniques immediately. Therefore I decided to observe them and practice later at my convenience. Of all the techniques, I liked the bag snatching ones. With so many such incidents happening, I think this will come handy,” P Meena said.
Pitching in with her share of ideas, Swati Lakra, the chief of SHE teams asked the girls to be on their feet and use their ability to shout to fight the intruders. “The best weapon we have is our voice, use it, shout at the top of your voice and push back at him. This does two things, it signals for help and lets the attacker know you’re not an easy target.”
Reacting to a request made by one of the faculty members of Aurora college about the shortage of pepper spray in markets, the ACP said “We will see what can we do about this issue.”