Pepper spray and self defense for women

Posted by Anoop Madhavan of Survival Instincts
on FEB 10, 2013


1. Do not use inferior quality pepper sprays. They wont work when you need it. Every pepper spray can has an expiry period. Be sure to replace when it expires.


2. Make sure the pepper spray you use has a uni-directional nozzle (you can spray only in one direction) and a spray lock (to avoid accidental spray)

3. Buy 2 pepper spray cans. First one to practice with and the second to keep in your purse. Make sure you practice both the draw and the spray.

4. Do NOT use pepper sprays in windy conditons, ex: beach. If it flows into your eyes, you will make it easier for the assailant to overpower you.

5. Pepper sprays may not work on 20% assailants, either because they are intoxicated or for other reasons. Be aware of this limitation and train yourself with self defense moves.

Women's Self Defense Chennai: Effectiveness and efficiency of your tools will depend on your ability to use them which in turn would be acquired only through consistent training and practice. Survival Instincts Chennai based non profit organization conducts EVADE (Extreme violence & Aggression-Defense & Escape) program, which is the only program in India with simulated crime attacks that would prepare women to respond to dangerous situations and use the weapons available effectively to defend and escape.

About the Author

Anoop Madhavan, is the founder of Survival Instincts. He is a practitioner of MMA and Wing Chun Kung Fu. He is familiar with many other martial arts.

As a safety expert, Mr. Madhavan's expert is mostly sort by 5 star hotels, large multinational corporate houses, and big manufacturing plants. He has provided survival training for the Indian Army and various units of Army and Navy National Cadet

Corps along with first aid & disaster response training for the Indian Red Cross. He is certified by the American Red Cross both as a health & safety training instructor and an emergency medical responder. He also holds a Wilderness First Responder certification from the Center for Wilderness Safety and a Professional Lifeguard Certification from the American Lifeguards Association.

He is a member of the Fairfax Country Community Emergency Response Team, and the Fairfax Medical Reserve Corps. He holds memberships in various international safety organizations such as Canadian Society for Safety Engineering (Canada), Safety Institute of Australia (Australia) and Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents (UK).

His expertise in personal and institutional safety stems from over 14 years of experience in the United States contracting for agencies such as the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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