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Old 10-14-2012, 07:38 PM   #81
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Hire a body guard for her.

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My mom is blind and, unfortunately, her options are real limited. I've been looking for a class for blind people that trains them to defend using their cane, but no such thing seems to exist. She'd probably not be very interested anyway, being very liberal and optimistic, but I worry about her all alone. Eh, she's a real tough cookie and I'd kill, premeditatedly and viciously, anyone whom brought physical harm upon her.

Sucks though. Most people don't realize how damning it could be to lack sight if such a situation should arise. She can't fight off what she can't see without the attack being upon her. Hearing can help, but in a high stress situation the heart pounding kind of takes over all senses. So sprays, tasers, wands, are all out. She'd be just as likely to tase herself holding backward or pulling out without seeing what she's doing. Spray requires knowing at least a direction to point it.

Even her cane can be useless if not trained. However what most don't realize is how many uses it would have. Length for reach. It's also sectioned with bungee, good for strangulation or tying up a limb. Also it wraps simply into a small package by using tail end of bungee to loop all subsections together to create one helluva beating stick. I think a lot could be done to train someone to confidently and competently defend oneself. Just wish I could find it.

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My mom is blind and, unfortunately, her options are real limited. I've been looking for a class for blind people that trains them to defend using their cane, but no such thing seems to exist. She'd probably not be very interested anyway, being very liberal and optimistic, but I worry about her all alone. Eh, she's a real tough cookie and I'd kill, premeditatedly and viciously, anyone whom brought physical harm upon her.

Sucks though. Most people don't realize how damning it could be to lack sight if such a situation should arise. She can't fight off what she can't see without the attack being upon her. Hearing can help, but in a high stress situation the heart pounding kind of takes over all senses. So sprays, tasers, wands, are all out. She'd be just as likely to tase herself holding backward or pulling out without seeing what she's doing. Spray requires knowing at least a direction to point it.

Even her cane can be useless if not trained. However what most don't realize is how many uses it would have. Length for reach. It's also sectioned with bungee, good for strangulation or tying up a limb. Also it wraps simply into a small package by using tail end of bungee to loop all subsections together to create one helluva beating stick. I think a lot could be done to train someone to confidently and competently defend oneself. Just wish I could find it.
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I have in my neck, then again, my neck is very woodsy, perhaps something a tad more rural might do.
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Karate is open hand and will be of limited usefulness, look for kung fu, hapkido, somwthing along those lines. Also tai chi can be good, great for balance, fitness, etc. But the better options are to have her move in with you (or other family member), or, as a last resort, a retirement home.

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My mom is blind and, unfortunately, her options are real limited. I've been looking for a class for blind people that trains them to defend using their cane, but no such thing seems to exist. She'd probably not be very interested anyway, being very liberal and optimistic, but I worry about her all alone. Eh, she's a real tough cookie and I'd kill, premeditatedly and viciously, anyone whom brought physical harm upon her.

Sucks though. Most people don't realize how damning it could be to lack sight if such a situation should arise. She can't fight off what she can't see without the attack being upon her. Hearing can help, but in a high stress situation the heart pounding kind of takes over all senses. So sprays, tasers, wands, are all out. She'd be just as likely to tase herself holding backward or pulling out without seeing what she's doing. Spray requires knowing at least a direction to point it.

Even her cane can be useless if not trained. However what most don't realize is how many uses it would have. Length for reach. It's also sectioned with bungee, good for strangulation or tying up a limb. Also it wraps simply into a small package by using tail end of bungee to loop all subsections together to create one helluva beating stick. I think a lot could be done to train someone to confidently and competently defend oneself. Just wish I could find it.
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If you got her a trained attack reindeer, do you think she could keep out of its way?

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If you got her a trained attack reindeer, do you think she could keep out of its way?
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Angriff Balle, I think I have an Android app by that name ... Oh, sorry Angry Birds ... Almost the same thing, come to think of it
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