Self defense classes devote many hours teaching you to strike, deflect, block, escape… Such exercises help you to understand how to use your body to protect yourself. Training also develops your mental skills – identifying and assessing danger, adapting to various situations……
One aspect of self defense tool that is often overlooked is your voice.
Teachers, coaches, presenters, actors and other professionals know that effective use of voice to is essential to reaching their audience.
Voice can also be an important tool to reach another audience – the assailant(s). Here are 6 ways to use your voice to protect yourself.
Of course, some very determined attackers won’t be deterred by voice alone. This is where your other skills are needed. Using your voice, however, can be an effective tool to send a strong message to stay away, calmly resolve a conflict, or attract help.
These vocal techniques won’t necessarily come naturally so they should be included in your training.