An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Benjamin Franklin.
One of the points we emphasize at our self-defense school is that we hope you never get involved in a physical confrontation. Avoidance, as Rory Miller writes, is the best self-defense.
Too many things can go wrong. Yes, a person proficient in Krav Maga, an experienced fighter, or a skilled martial artist, has a better chance of surviving an assault. The operative, word, however, is “chance”.
An assailant swinging a broken bottle might catch an “expert” off guard. Fighting two or more attackers looks great in the movies but is extremely dangerous, even for the world’s best. In real life, don’t count on attackers to engage in sequence (e.g alphabetically by last name, gang seniority, date of birth….). They come at the same time. Have you met someone who can deflect/block three punches and kicks at the same time?
There are times when we have to defend ourselves but if you can avoid engaging please do so.
Here are 5 tips to stay safe.
Avoidance is a great form of prevention. Don’t put yourself in danger. Get home safe.