Self Defense Blog
Here is my Self Defense "Thought of the Day" for better or worse! Please CLICK on the image to enlarge. I welcome your thoughts and comments. Thanks and Keep SAFE! Chris Roberts
One of the most commonly neglected areas in self defense is the topic of verbal de-escalation, but one that is critical in a self defense course. As I always say, the goal should be to first and foremost avoid violence. If that is not possible, often the next step is to use verbal strategies to avoid violence, then lastly are the physical concepts. In self defense it is most common to see people teaching their students to yell "Back Off" or something similar. Now don't get me wrong, that can work in a particular scenario when there are people nearby and the attacker does not want attention drawn to them, but it can often escalate the violence in another scenario such as being isolated in a sexual assault scenario. &n...