One Woman’s Opinion: On Fighting Back


Are you strong enough?  Are you prepared both physically and mentally?  Will you see it coming?  These are some of the questions we need to ask ourselves in order to get an honest answer on whether we are prepared to fight back when we are attacked, ambushed, assaulted, whatever you’d like to call it.

In my experience, it goes a little like this:

Me:  What would you do if you were attacked walking to your car after ____________ (insert anything; evening with friends, running, coming out of the store, work, etc.)?

Them:  I don’t know.  I’d fight back.

Me:  How?

Them:  I don’t know. Probably whatever it took.

Me:  What does that mean to you?

Them:  I don’t know.

See the pattern?  Most people don’t even think about the possibility of being attacked, let alone having a plan in place to deal with that type of situation.  When all of their answers begin with either a long pause, or “I don’t know”, it’s pretty evident that they haven’t put any time into developing an actionable plan.

If you don’t like the thought of you, a family member, or friend being unprepared for this type of situation, then it’s time that you MAKE TIME to get a plan together.  Don’t like thinking about negative intrusions in your life? Too focused on the positive? Not going to happen to you because you don’t put yourself in dangerous situations? What a naïve thought process.  You don’t have to like the fact that extremes are popping up in the world, your world, now more than ever, but learning how to fight back against them is far superior to the alternative of not being prepared.

Experience, knowledge, and excellent training programs are what you’ll find with some of the best instructors of personal defense.  You don’t have to wait for something life-changing to happen to you in order to understand how ill-prepared you are.  Learn from others’ experiences, and gain their knowledge through reading or attending training classes.  It doesn’t have to be a grueling task – think of it as investing in you, because that’s exactly what it is.

Stay Safe –


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