Here is part 2 of self defence tips please add more. 1. Never pick up hitchhikers, especially at night, as you don’t know who you are picking up – they could be bad people or they could have others lying in wait to steal your car. 2. When entering a public building such as a restaurant or pub always take note of the entrances and exits so that you can make a quick escape if necessary. Look around the room and try to size up the people there for potential threats when you first arrive. If you have to sit at a booth try to sit on the outside so that you can easily get out if attacked or threatened, this also applies to buses and trains. If you are threatened and have to leave get a friend or one of the staff to distract the person so that you can leave peacefully. 3. At home always keep your doors and windows locked when practical. Roller shutters are a good idea for home security – they make your home harder to break into. Keep all entrances well lit to shine the light on any potential intruders. Avoid allowing shrubbery to grow too high outside your windows as this gives prowlers a convenient hiding place. 4. Get a dog – large, loud and mean looking are good qualities to look for in a dog. This helps to keep burglars away. Even if your dog is friendly to everyone they still make noise when someone approaches your home. Dogs have great hearing and can serve as an early warning system for prowlers. 5. If you live alone do not advertise that fact by using your first name, Mrs, Ms, Miss or Mr on your letterbox or house or in the phone book and never let strangers know that you are home alone. This gives burglars the idea that your house is an easy target until they find out the hard way that you are a Tae Kwon Do student. 6. Never leave a key under your doormat, in the letterbox, under a rock or any other place that might be found by the wrong person – they can use it to gain easy access to your home. If you come home and find someone in your house do not go inside, instead call the police. 7. When you have just made an expensive new purchase e.g. Plasma TV, do not leave the empty box outside in your front yard for all to see as this is an advertisement to a burglar that you have something good for them to steal. 8. Use a touch lamp or one that turns on by clapping in your bedroom so if someone breaks into your house in the middle of the night you are not fumbling around looking for the on switch. 9. When professionals, such as electricians, installers and repairmen, come to your door always check and verify their credentials before letting them in to your house. 10. Always be on good terms with your neighbors so that you can go to them for help if necessary and also so that they do not think you are just a crazy stranger trying to gain access to their house. 11. When all else fails remember your Tae Kwon Do training.