BALTIMORE (WBFF)– Have you ever thought about what you would do if you were to be attacked? How you would respond? If you could fight back?
Megan Gilliland participated in a simulated attack to see if she could get away.
So where did she go wrong. For starters, she never heard him coming with ear ear buds in.
Brian Kushner, coaches Krav Maga and Martial Arts at Roundhouse in Columbia. He says he saw a moment, a fleeting second, she could have done something but missed it.
“I heard an attacker out of you, and as it kept going on your voice changed you became a defender,” Brian said.
She also stopped screaming and closed her eyes.
Kushner says knowing how to fall can also help. He recommends tucking in your chin and starting to kick right away. That can give you time and space to get up and get away.
He also recommends running with pepper spray or even a running stick which can be used for self-defense and also as a deterrent.
When every second counts, Brian says you need to constantly ask you yourself, what do you would if, and be ready.Watch the full video and interview with our Head Instructor, Brian Kushner.