KISS: Keep It Simple Sherlock

In reality, the most common attacks in human violence have always been the same. No matter how you slice the pie, the effective responses to those attacks have the same four key elements*: AVOID the attack if possible, PROTECT yourself from damage, DEFEND yourself with vigor, and ESCAPE to a place of safety. These principles hold equally true in sport and self-defense.

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Self-Defense: The Sound of Safety

Have you ever heard the saying “silence is golden”? I suppose when you are sitting up in a mountain cabin escaping from the hectic pace of everyday life, the saying is still true. Also, keeping your mouth shut can keep you out of a lot of trouble. But there is a sinister side to that phrase as well. Silence is the criminal’s best friend.

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Self-Defense: How Not To Look Like A Victim

According to researchers Marcus Felson and Ronald Clarke, opportunity plays a role in almost every crime. In theory, by reducing the possible opportunities for a crime, you can reduce the statistical probability of becoming a victim. People apply this theory every day by locking their homes and vehicles, installing alarm systems, and hiding valuables out of sight. So what about you?

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Self-Defense: Situational Awareness

Have you ever been to a movie or read a book where a character seems always to be able to predict what is going to happen? Every time the camera pans to some impending doom, it comes back to that character and finds them coolly prepared and responding to the threat. Wouldn’t it be great to have that skill? Well, I can’t promise that you will become a Jason Bourne or Sherlock Holmes, but if you practice the techniques in this post, you will find yourself more able to stay out of trouble or deal with it when trouble finds you.

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