Don’t completely discount what you’ve heard about being aware of your surroundings. It is possible that someone you don’t know could simply attack you, but statistics show that the idea of a man in a black mask who pulls up in a white van is very uncommon. The myth of the bad guy is a term that self-defense teachers like Kelly Muir give this misconception that you’ll be attacked while out for your Sunday jog just because they want to hurt you. The key to being prepared for dangerous situations is recognizing that anyone could flip their switch. The uncle you love who happens to drink too much could be the greatest threat posed to you. Know what people are capable of, but don’t fantasize bad things happening to you in unlikely scenarios.
Rob Pincus and Deryck Poole work with a student to develop the ability to train realistically for multiple threats. Too often, students on the range just swing between targets instead of training to break their focus on the first threat and truly assess their environment to find and engage any other threats. Related videos: Problem…Watch Now >>
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