Go with your best instincts and react quickly. There is no single best way to react. Your greatest chance for escape is usually during initial contact. Depending on your situation, you may choose to run or scream for help (especially if you are near other people) – kick, hit, bite, scratch, etc. These actions may help you escape, but you must also be aware that they could lead to further harm. Use your own judgment concerning the degree of physical resistance you put forth.
This course in self-defense, offered by the TWU Department of Public Safety, can help you think clearly and react quickly. It can also help identify your strengths and limits.
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