Self Defense Without Fighting
It has been said by one of the great karate masters
that the best victory is one in which not a blow was struck. I
think today, where our liberal courts have made a mockery of good
law abiding citizens by making them liable for thieves breaking
into their homes and quickly levying assault charges on those
who try to defend themselves, this is good advise.
So it is advisable to learn some good verbal, spatial
and assertive skills like we teach in Street Self
Renowned self defense expert, Peyton Quinn, tells
of his years of experience as a bouncer in a rough biker bar.
He found that in almost every case that ended up in blows that
there was some sort of verbal exchange that preceded it.
There are actually three skills that should be learned
in dealing with a hostile situation or agression. First, you should
learn not to show any fear. This does not mean that you will not
feel fear. Fear is a natural result of real aggression. You want
to learn not to show the fear.
Two, do not fight fire with fire. Do not insult,
aggrevate, challenge or egg on the aggressor.
Three, give the aggressor an honorable way out.
Let them keep face. Let them walk away proud. This is extremely
important if they are with their buddies or girlfriend.
Learn good assertive skills. The message we want
to give our enemy or aggressor is: "Look, this is not going to
be easy." "This guy is not going to lay down and be free lunch."
It is easier for a bully or criminal to find an 'easy' victim
than to deal with you.
The truth is most criminals prey on the weak and
helpless. Learn to walk tall with your head up. Be aware of your
surroundings. Look for the signs of trouble. Trust your gut feelings.
Avoid areas and places where trouble lurks. Most of all learn
good assertive skills and practice them with a friend or loved
Shihan Michael Pace