How would you face danger? If this is a question that you have never asked yourself, you may be out of options if danger strikes. Asking questions can be our most important ally at times, especially on the topic of self defense. Although we may not like to think of the worst case scenarios when it comes to self defense, it is an unfortunate reality we must face. With all the local stories about violence and danger it is time we face this topic and seek answers. To help guide you to a place where you can answer “how would you face danger”, here are some questions for you to answer for yourself. Think about these questions and when you are done speak to your children and family about the same questions. Help them visualize their options as well.
How far will I go to defend myself or my children?
What would I do if someone walked into my school or place of business with a gun?
What will I do if attacked by more than one person?
What if I wake up or come home to find a stranger in my home?
How would I defend myself if taken to the ground?
How would I defend myself against a much bigger person?
After asking yourself these questions and reviewing your answers you need to ask yourself: Am I going to take action for myself and my children to learn how to better react in any of these or other situations should they arise?
Does self defense training work? Yes.
Self Defense training increases your options and helps prepare a rapid response in avoiding, slowing down, de-escalating, interrupting or stopping an attack. The more your mind and body have been conditioned to move and react, the more realistic chance you have of survival.
Is self defense training a guarantee of safety? No.
There are no guarantees when it comes to self defense. The purpose of self defense training is to significantly increase your preparedness with strategies and options. If you have trained how to punch, kick, takedown, and grapple you will have tools and resources to keep you safe. Relying on the sudden rush of adrenaline and believing you will become super strong and have the skills of a fighter, if you ever find yourself in this situation, is not a sound theory. Learn the skills and understand the tools you have.
Your life and your child’s life is worth being able to answer all of the above questions. Take action, and prepare for the worst and best case scenarios for all of life’s situations.