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Use these simple rules and you will be a lot safer.
When confronted with an attack, verbal or physical, most people react same way.They freeze.
This is your first reaction . Why do most people react like this ? Because they didn’t expect attack.
The danger of freezing when suffering an aggression is that you loose an important advantage.
By attacking you , aggressor assumes he has an advantage , he thinks he is surprising you by his action. If you freeze , he will get away with it.
By adopting a mental attitude of always being prepared or better “aware” of possibility of an attack you will be able to react instantly. What is best reaction in case of an attack ? Obviously this depends on type of attack. But generally speaking best way to defend yourself is by running away. Seems simple enough doesn’t it ?
When it is that simple , how come so many people , mostly male , suffer more serious results from attacks then women ?
The answer is your ego. When attacked , your mind automatically starts thinking things like , “what is this guy doing “ “ Is he crazy ?” “ I will get him”. From that moment on you will fight back instead of running away.
When getting caught in a struggle 90% of time you loose.
Although you win and punch guy into hospital , you loose because he will take you to court and you will have to pay his medical care you because you defended yourself.
Rule number one : If you can , run away
Now you made contact with an aggression , what is happening and what do you have to pay attention to ?
There are many aspects involved in mechanics of aggression and there are different types of aggression and also different aggressors.
First of all , let’s take a look at different types of aggression.
Physical aggression close distance
Physical aggression from a large distance
Peter Vermeeren is the autor of several books on selfdefense as well as tactical advisor for police personnel. He can be contacted at : mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or through his websites : http://www.takaharudojo.org and http://www.kamikaze-portal.com/esda/selfdefense-police-tactics.htm