Rule 1: Avoid bad situations
Seems obvious, however we often forget this and place ourselves in situations where we may be in danger: walking alone at night, taking a short cut through an unsafe part of town. The best way to be safe is to avoid dangerous situations in the first place.
Rule 2: Be aware of your surroundings
Building on rule one, also make sure that you are aware of your environment and surroundings. Is someone following you? Where is the quickest exit? Where are other people? Where is the closest lighted area? These are all things you should pay attention to so that you are prepared. Please put down your phone and pay attention.
Rule 3: Be confident
Criminals are smart, they prefer easy targets. So project an air of confidence, walk with a mission, carry yourself well. Let your body language tell a story, “I am not a victim, you will have a hard time with me, pick on somebody else”.
Rule 4: Be in control
As a society we are trained to be polite, to defer to others, to listen and respond. These traits can actually be dangerous in a confrontational situation. Be calm and take control of the situation.
Take the first action, be loud, draw attention to the situation, strike you attacker first. There are no rules, so do what you have to first and don’t wait for your attacker.
Rule 5: Leave the situation
Don’t engage your attacker on their terms. As soon as possible try to remove yourself from the situation. Whether that means running before they have engaged, pulling others into the confrontation, or fleeing the situation.
Bonus Rule: Be Prepared
Outside of avoiding a situation, nothing is better than being prepared. So follow the 5 rules above, but also explore self-defense classes so that you not only know that to do in a difficult situation, but you have trained repeatedly so that the techniques become muscle memory.
We see martial arts all the time. In films, on TV and now the UFC has taken them mainstream.
However, even though we see countless MMA gyms popping up, the small struggling traditional martial arts have been going through a drought. But it needn't be that way, nor do I think it will be forever.
In fact, in this article we look at why Traditional Martial Arts are making a big comeback.
When it comes to grappling, we always hear the same argument; which is better Judo or BJJ?
While Judo is certainly the most well know grappling sport along with wrestling, people tend to forget it has a Russian Cousin which is considered one of the most devastating fighting arts ever created. That sport is, of course, Russian Sambo.
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|Men's Chest||36 - 36||39 - 41||42 - 44||45 - 48||49 - 52|
|Women's Body Length||25.375 - 26.5||26 - 27||26.5 - 27.5||27 - 28.5||27.5 - 28.5|
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