Night Time Intruder
If you have reason to believe that there is a night time intruder in your house do not leave the bedroom to investigate.
( The only exception might be if you have small children and they are awake. If it is necessary to go to your child’s room hide your blade (or gun) along side your body and speak in a sleepy manner. Have a powerful led tactical flash light in your weaker hand ready to shine into an intruder’s eye’s if they present themselves. Then attack while you have surprise on your side.)
(Note; that if the woman is better trained in self defense she should be the one to go to the children with the weapon she is best trained with. I also recommend a powerful Surefire style flashlight to be used to blind the intruder.)
Your wife had best move to the floor along side the bed on the side far from the door and have her weapon of choice ready along with her led flash light. Usually it would be better if you also placed the bed between you and the bedroom door. Aim your tactical flashlight at the intruder’s eye’s to both blind and indentify whoever is trying to enter your bedroom. (It could be a stupid/drunk friend/relation. Don’t worry about being embarrassed!)
It would also be best if you had a gun provided you are well trained and ready to use the gun. Never bluff!
Shoot to kill and aim at the center of the chest.
I am much better with a blade so I would stand flat against the wall (in our bedroom) next to the door with my Tanto raised over my head and my flashlight in my weaker hand.
My wife would call 911 and risk the possible embarrassment if the cat had just knocked a glass over. Ha!
Trust your intuition if you have any reason to believe that an intruder is in your house. Never over ride your intuition because of any fear of social embarrassment.
When I taught self defense I found that a fear of social embarrassment was often the primary reason most people became victims of an attack.…DD