A Self Defense Class that Fits All

Local News

A retired state trooper has made it his mission to make sure everyone knows how to defend themselves.

He says after seeing abductions and assaults all over the news for a while now, he felt obligated to share what he knows about self-protection.

The 25-year trooper and now safety consultant, Michael Jamison says it’s not about over-powering the abductor, or even fighting back, it’s about escaping as quickly as possible.

The first move you’re looking at is a heel hook. When someone grabs you from behind, it makes it harder for them to drag you away.

After the heel hook, drop your center of gravity, and push your hands up to the ceiling, allowing room for you to slip out.

“No matter how strong I am, and I can benchpress over 300 pounds, if I wrap my arms around you, I cannot hold you to keep you from going up. You may struggle, but you’re going to get up. And then, boom! You come down with an elbow into my floating rib, boom! An elbow down into my other floating rib, and then you escape.”

Jamison also says it’s important to yell things like, “Help me!” He says just screaming won’t necessarily attract the help you need.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Stories

More Local News

Recent Videos

Prepare for more widespread snow

Minot Swimming

Prepping your fireplace for winter

Shelters prep for winter

Plays of the week October 18

Robert One Minute 10-18

COVID-19 ND Watch 10-18-20

Minotauros Hockey

WDA Swimming

Robert Suhr KX News At 6pm 10-17-20

Robert One Minute 10-17

Firefighter surprised at the hospital

Getting to know Minot, one mile at a time

Politics & the pandemic

Unique approach to combating human trafficking in N.D.

COVID-19 ND Watch 10-17-20

FNFF: Class A

FNFF: 9-Man & Class AA

KX Storm Team Full Evening Forecast 10/16

More Video

KX News Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss