I have a habit of going onto social media and watching incidents of violence against the public.
Most of the victims of random violence are in the wrong place at the wrong time and are totally unaware.
The threat of all of us being verbally and physically attacked is high.
We have the added situation where attackers are wearing face masks (Covid).
Makes it difficult to identify them.
So, how do we deal with an incident?
You need to:
BE AWARE with what is going on around you and listen to your intuition.
Your intuition is always correct and it’s saved me from harm many times as a civilian and as a soldier.
Incorporate situational awareness.
Look for exit points and rehearse in your mind a “What if” scenario.
What if this group of guys make a run for you?
What if someone pulls a knife on you?
Don’t be perceived as an easy victim so conduct yourself with positive energy.
Predators are looking for easy prey so if it looks as though you can ‘Handle yourself’ then they will probably choose someone else.
Yes, I know there are exceptions to this but they are rare.
Did you know that if an attack takes place it lasts for only a few seconds?
These couple of seconds are enough to potentially change the course of your life negatively forever…
You need to take the potential for being attacked seriously.
It doesn’t matter if you live in a quiet or isolated area.
The danger can be anywhere and totally unexpected.
So don’t get caught out.
Don’t be complacent.
Out on the street, in the workplace, in your home, outside your home, at school, at the shops, the pub, in your car or on public transport.
The list goes on.
If you can’t avoid an attack situation then ensure that you strike first!
You need to become your own defensive weapon.
I have a number of downloadable DVD’s to help you.
Plus the Deadly Dolphin covert weapon.
Be careful out there, be aware and be prepared!
Shihan Martin Day