We live in a dangerous and violent world. The police and other law enforcement agencies do an admirable job of protecting us, but they simply cannot be everywhere at once. If you truly want to do all that you can to ensure your safety, and the safety of your loved ones, then you’ll need to learn how to defend yourself.
The first thing you need to learn is that in a real-world combat situation, there are no rules. So, You can’t worry about fighting fair. This means that you need to learn that doing whatever it takes to put your opponent down is not only acceptable but necessary. Unfortunately simply knowing that you may have to hurt or kill someone isn’t enough. You need to train and prepare for it. That is why you need to learn how to handle a gun, knife and at least the basics of unarmed combat.
Unarmed Self-Defense or Martial Arts
Learning to defend yourself doesn’t mean spending countless hours at a martial arts studio. In fact, most traditional martial arts are inadequate for real world combat situations. Instead of spending your time practicing forms, blocks, punches, and kicks, you need to learn techniques that are applicable in a real-world fight. For example, one of the best real forms of self defense is Krav Maga. Krav Maga was developed in Israel and is a hybrid fighting style. It combines a wide range of techniques and with Krav Maga moves you will be able to end a fight quickly, and decisively
Firearms are the best form of lethal self defense weapons. However, a gun is useless if you haven’t undergone training and/or you don’t maintain your weapon. Moreover, you need to ask yourself the following question: “Can I pull the trigger and potentially end the life of someone?” If the answer is no you need to look into non lethal weapons. (I.E. Pepper spray, stun guns, etc.)
Plenty of people think that they’ll be able to avoid all fights. The good news is that, for the most part, this is true. Chances are that if you are careful, and you do your best to avoid conflict; you’ll avoid conflicts. But, what happens if you can’t? What do you do if someone attempts to mug you? How do you handle someone who is a clear threat to your or your family? The truth is that unless you take the time to learn both non lethal and lethal forms of self defense you are leaving yourself and your loved ones vulnerable to the will and actions of others.