Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Ten Commandments Of Self Defense

Each one works synergistically with the others to form a cohesive whole.

1 Evaluate the situation. Survey your environment, including the person you're dealing with, bystanders, access to weapons, escape routes and so on. Take note of what can help you and what can hurt you.
2 Follow the three-foot rule. If your assailant has to take a step to reach you, he'll telegraph his intentions, thus giving you a chance to be proactive. Once the distance has been breached, he can do you harm and you can do him harm.
3 Start from a nonthreatening stance. Use deceptive body language and vocal intonation to control your opponent and the situation. Make sure you don't look intimidating. During the interim, prepare to attack him on your terms.
4 Control the focus, Manipulate his attention with verbiage, eye movement, body motions and strikes, That enables you to dictate a proactive response, Remember that motion causes motion. Your actions cause him to react to your techniques and vice versa.
6 Use the element of surprise, Hit him where, when and how he least expects it. Set up your strikes using deception.
7 Strike from the closest point. Remember to use the closest tool to hit the closest target. It increases your chance of landing blows consistently and repeatedly.
8 Change the focus. Strike your enemy's face to strategically place him in a disadvantageous position, which enables you to finish him more quickly
9 Use the high-low principle. Because no one can defend against simultaneous attacks aimed at different levels, you can succeed by alternating your techniques from high line to low line or vice versa
10 Remember that you can move forward more quickly than your opponent can move backward. When you drive him back using forward pressure, you disrupt his mind and his balance. It's difficult for him to think about attacking.

37 Mark the blameless man and behold the upright, for there is a happy end for the man of peace. 38 As for transgressors, they shall be destroyed together; in the end they shall be cut off. 39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord; He is their Refuge and secure Stronghold in the time of trouble. Psalm 37:37-39

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