ISIS, NORTH KOREA, PAKISTAN (141 children massacred), Ferguson, New York City. All in the news in the last week. Incomprehensible violence threatening to get more violent. The world is on fire. More violent than ever before, I think. But those sorrowful episodes are matters for our police, CIA, SWAT, and other entities to deal with. My question, though, for this post, is: How can you, the average woman (or man, boy or girl) protect yourself against increasing violence in your neighborhood?
SUPER SECRET POLICE SHIT THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE
- Self-Defense is 98% “Soft-Skills,” and only 2% physical (fighting).
- Soft-Skills include making yourself a Tough-Target. You can do this by adopting a safety-philosophy of Fake It To Make It. Whether you feel it or not, adopt a Confident and Ready Demeanor. Manifest it in how you walk, how you keep your head up, how you Mad-Dog (look at potential assailants like, WTF do you want, Dude?) others. PST (Positive Self-Talks) can convince you to breathe tactically and even “explode upon first touch” by a bad guy.
- Soft-Skills also include having a Plan of Action. Be one of the 2% who not only survives an attack but prevails. The first time you think about what to do and how to react can not be when a assailant grabs or strikes one of your body parts!
- USE THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE! It works almost every time. An attacker depends upon a few universal beliefs. If and when these Beliefs Fail, there is a good chance he will either break off the attack, or, almost as important, lose confidence (which weakens him). To survive, we need to turn his belief system against him through the element of surprise:
Next Post: ”Using Surprise To Defeat the Bad Guy!”
Until then, stay safe and think “Confident.”