Be aware of the urban risks and prepare for them
Self defense doesn’t necessarily mean hitting the opponent in certain places or simply carrying pepper spray in your pocket or purse. Self-defense in the city may sometimes require more robust methods which may need some training.
Keep in mind that, even if you never use it against anyone, concealing a weapon may still be considered illegal in many states. Please, ensure that you understand local legislation.
The article below will focus more on those less talked-about self-defense tips, it will raise your awareness about the situation and will overall improve your concentration. You will take advantage of the environment and the specific situation especially when you need to escape quietly.
Avoid open offense/defense as best you can. The level of “force” you use should match that of the risk posed. Make sure you understand your legal rights at all times, even when defending yourself.
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