The first strike uses your hands to strike an attacker in the eye or the eye region. The Eye Strike (figure 3.2) is a very quick jabbing motion. Starting in protective stance, practice the Eye Strike several times at your own speed.
But, according to Kathleen Mattingly, author of Self Defense: Steps to Survival, none of these prevent women from fighting back. Mattingly demonstrates easy-to-follow techniques; provides tips on becoming more aware of surroundings and teaches the use of vocalization as a deterrent in Self-Defense: Steps to Survival. Mattingly’s Self Defense: Steps to Survival offers tools for defense including a variety of kicks and strikes and provides instructions on how to notice warning signs.
As a park naturalist at Meramec State Park, he led presentations, tours, and programs for groups of park visitors concerning local flora, fauna, caves, history biologist with the Missouri Department of Conservation, learning about the state’s native plants and becoming familiar with its natural areas. As a national park ranger in New Jersey, he independently pioneered an entomological study that helped lead to an endangered species - a beach tiger beetle - being reintroduced to the park.
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