Self defense: What you need to know if you're being physically attacked

Self defense: What you need to know if you're being physically attacked
THORN OF THE ROSE SELF DEFENSE SCHEDULE (SOURCE: DEBBIE BAXTER ROBISON)
THORN OF THE ROSE SELF DEFENSE SCHEDULE (SOURCE: DEBBIE BAXTER ROBISON)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A self-defense instructor says situations like the recent carjacking and kidnapping case in Columbus, allegedly involving Grant Chastain, the mother did nothing wrong.

Debbie Baxter Robison has been a self-defense instructor for more than 30 years. She owns Thorn of Rose Self-defense studio located on Veterans Parkway.

"She did nothing wrong because she's safe and the child is safe," says Robison.

Robison says often times, the attacker wants you to get out of your car. Robison says 'don't.' Stay in your car. If you're out, for example, and an attacker tries to steal your purse, let them have it.

"Let them have any possession you have. Just don't let them have you," says Robison.

But what if someone grabs you from behind? Your immediate response might be to throw your hands up because you're scared. Robison says to use it to your advantage. Lock your arms up and prevent the attacker from following through with a cutting motion.

If the attacker tries to choke you against a wall, use the wall to your advantage.

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If you would like to sign up for a class, at Thorn of Rose Self-defense studio, call 334-669-7673.

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