Known for its simultaneous defensive and offensive strikes, Krav Maga is a good skill to pick up should you need to defend yourself.

Paige Chua: Krav Maga

Here, we list down five potential scenarios that can happen. Ong Guan Long, chief instructor, and Steve Kho, senior instructor from Protect Singapore, show us how to get out of these scrapes, with the help of Simply Her’s November cover girl, actress Paige Chua.

Scenario 1: If you meet a would-be molester
If he pins you against a wall, scoop his forearm away and escape.

Paige Chua: Krav Maga

Paige Chua: Krav Maga

Or push both your thumbs into his eyes hard, then run away.

Paige Chua: Krav Maga

Scenario 2: If you’re attacked on a crowded bus or train
Raise your elbow to protect your front. Use your elbow to strike the attacker.

Paige Chua: Krav Maga

Scenario 3: If you’re harassed in the lift
Hold on to your attacker’s forearm and strike his face with your palm.

Paige Chua: Krav Maga

Scenario 4: If you encounter a snatch thief
Stomp his knee with a back kick and swing your bag at him to throw him off. Escape.

Paige Chua: Krav Maga

Scenario 5: If you are attacked by two men…
Push one guy aside, then kick the other.

Paige Chua: Krav Maga

This article was originally published in Simply Her November 2013.