“Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours.”—Frank Moore Colby
As people lose their tempers, they lose good perception, reaction time, coordination, and accuracy. They are that much easier to outmaneuver.
The corollary to the above is that: Beware of people whose physiological signs go down during a confrontation, who do not look angry, who do not raise their voice.
In forthcoming self-defense tips I will reveal simple methods of keeping cool mind and relaxed body in any confrontation and under physical attack.
For your defense moves to work under stress they must be based on your natural, instinctive reactions, require little strength and limited range of motion, and be proven in fighting experience.
To learn how your natural reactions can instantly defeat any unarmed attack, see the video Basic Instincts of Self-Defense.
Defend Against Weapons
To defend against weapons you have to know how they are used. Also—every stick has two ends … the weapon of attack may become a weapon of defense in your hand …
To learn how the typical street weapons (club, knife, razor) are used by an experienced streetfighter and how to practice with them, see the video Self-Defense: Tools of attack—Club, Hatchet, Blackjack, Knife, Straight Razor.
Staying cool under pressure is more important for self-defense than being physically fit and technically skilled. If you can’t control your mind what can you control?
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