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NoahVale Tue 11-Oct-16 12:39:53

What can I get for DD for self defence, i thought aobut pepper spray,
is a small hair spray a good deterrent?

cdtaylornats Tue 11-Oct-16 21:00:56

Pepper spray is illegal in the UK.

Martial arts lessons?

NoahVale Tue 11-Oct-16 22:01:25

i thought you could buy legal pepper spray?
is hairspray illegal to have to spray at people do you recokon.
martial arts, just another expense tbh

cdtaylornats Tue 11-Oct-16 22:36:10

The legal pepper spray is a sort of dye for identifying the criminal later, if you "accidentally" get him in the eyes that works.

The hairspray would only be illegal if you were bald otherwise its just using something that came to hand.

BabyGanoush Tue 11-Oct-16 22:43:26

Martial arts are great

Our local karate club offers self defence lessons.

My DS (11) has been doing karate for years, and even at 8 he could stop any of his older cousins from tickling/attacking him with good defense moves

Judo is the same

You can't really learn it in a few weeks though, you need to practice a lot for it to become instinctive/a reflex

If I had a daughter, I'd make her do martial arts for a year or two. Or else at least some self defence lessons.

In Germany in the 80s, we all had a full term of self defence classes in y7, it was quite empowering.

Maybe we should start a petition?

Whistlejacket16 Thu 20-Oct-16 18:25:56

A key held on the inside of the hand so it protrudes between the fingers is very useful. Everyday object makes a very useful self defence implement. Also cannot be classed as a weapon. Also good so she can quickly put key in door if she is being followed.
My vote would be for Krav Maga for self defence technique. It is very intuitive and they deal with real world situations. If you get a good teacher it is very effective. Word of warning she will come home with bruises so make sure school knows.

specialsubject Thu 20-Oct-16 19:26:22

Offensive weapons are illegal in the uk.

Good starts are ears empty of earphones, eyes up not glued to screen, bloodstream not full of booze, knowledge of where going and feet not clad in silly staggerers. Then common sense, plan how to get home and who with, not going off with randoms and taxi money and number in pocket. That is all free.

And then perhaps some self defence classes.

Any assailant is unlikely to wait while she looks for the hairspray.

TheFirie Fri 21-Oct-16 01:03:08

Krav maga, effective from day 1

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