By Russell D. Longcore
I’m following a self defense theme for a few moments.
I see a lot of bluff and bluster in the Liberty Movement about how we’re all going to rise up and kick the ass of the .gov and .mil personnel come the revolution. And for the most part, I look at that as the same kind of high-fiving testosterone displays that you see in the stands at college and NFL football games.
I wonder how many people, men and women alike, have come to grips with actually taking a life of another human being, or fighting in a way that could kill or disable an attacker?
There are people who are very close to me who SAY they would pull the trigger to protect a loved one, but would not do it to protect their own life.
I say that when the shyt hits the fan, you operate on whatever you have been trained to do.
And the first training is a philosophical mindset. If there is one shred of doubt in your mind about taking a life, you probably will not do it. Know why? Because any scenario that you may have already thought about and prepared for likely will not happen.
Here is a self defense example.
You are driving in your city on Martin Luther King Boulevard, lost at night, and the light turns red. You stop for the light like a good little motorist. A twelve year old boy appears at your window and points a gun at you. The barrel of the gun is about twelve inches away from your face with only glass between. You have a pistol lying on your lap. You’ve thought about what you would do in a car hijacking scenario. But will you shoot a twelve-year-old without warning? I would recommend that you shoot the boy through the car door, then shoot him some more, then drive away from the scene directly while you are phoning your attorney with your cell phone.
Same scenario, but you don’t have a firearm. The boy wants your car. Going to give it to him? Is your choice different if you are a man or a woman?
That very moment, faced with your own potential death, is no time for a moment of inward reflection. You will do EXACTLY what you have settled in your mind LONG BEFORE this moment.
Other self defense examples:
A police SWAT thug begins to beat you during a trumped-up arrest. Do you go limp or fight back?
A young National Guard soldier challenges you physically. You look closely at his face. It is a kid you know from your own neighborhood. What will you do now?
You are in a bar minding your own business with friends. Another patron bumps into you, then starts to get belligerent and threatening. He pulls a knife. What are you going to do?
Most everybody has been conditioned through media about what a fight looks like. And the worst examples known to man are the ones you see on TV and in movies. Those are acrobatic performances staged to LOOK like a fight, and are carefully choreographed so the actors or stuntmen do NOT get injured. And you have seen THOUSANDS of these staged fights, so unless you have been trained differently, those images are what your brain thinks fights are.
In movies and TV, the hero can slice a guy or stab him with a sword, and he will instantly fall down and die. Real people don’t die that easy. Takes a long time to bleed out, and people who are bleeding out can still kill you.
In movies and TV, the hero can shoot a guy once and he falls down dead…just like when you played cowboys and Indians as a kid. Real people don’t usually die that easy unless it’s a head shot. Wounded guys can still kill you.
In movies and TV, fighters head-butt each other all the time. In real life, a head butt can split the forehead wide open. Know how much head wounds bleed? If it’s your head that splits, you will be blinded by your own blood in your eyes.
In movies and TV, street fighters and kung fu fighters square off, throw innumerable punches, chops and kicks and the fight lasts a long time. A real fight out in the street usually only lasts 30 seconds or less. 15 seconds is better.
In movies and TV, a guy can get slugged in the face over and over, and in the next scene, he won’t even have a swollen cheek. A punch in the face can easily crush the bone around an eye, shatter a jaw or shove shattered nose bones up into the sinuses.
Even in a boxing ring or on a martial arts mat, those in charge have rules and try to keep participants from injury.
But in REAL fights, there are NO RULES.
Maybe I should clarify that statement. The survivor of a REAL fight is the one who fights outside whatever “rules” your attackers THINK there are.
Sometimes, random violence occurs without warning. You must be prepared or you could end up dead. And I don’t mean shot or stabbed. Your head bouncing off a concrete floor can kill you just as dead as a bullet.
Fortunately, there is “Target Focused Training,” by Tim Larkin. Men and women of all ages would be well served to learn how to stop a fight, win a fight or take a life.
Yes, I just said take a life.
If killing your attacker is the only thing that will save your own life, are you willing to do it? Are you CAPABLE of doing it? Willing is one thing…capable is another.
Are you willing to take the life of a kid? A woman? A uniformed person?
So one of the first elements of self defense is a philosophical position that you must settle in your own mind.
Would you gouge out an attacker’s eyes to stop the fight? Knowing that by doing so, your attacker will be permanently blind?
Would you destroy a joint like an elbow or knee? Knowing that by doing so, your attacker will likely be permanently disabled?
Would you punch your attacker in the throat, crushing his larynx? Knowing that by doing so, your attacker could suffocate and die on the floor at your feet?
Would you stomp on the arch of his foot, crushing all the bones? More disability?
Would you bend his fingers back until it broke the bones? More disability?
Would you twist the attacker’s head until his neck broke, which might mean paralysis or death?
Targets. All targets you can use.
Go to: www.TargetFocusTraining.com to learn more.
Tim Larkin invented “Target Focused Training,” and wrote a new book entitled “Survive The Unthinkable: A Total Guide To Women’s Self Protection.”
Every female from about age 12 and up should read this book. Women do not have to be martial arts trained to fend off attackers. That is the entire theme of “Target Focused.” There are dozens of targets on an attacker, and even a small woman can deliver attack-stopping pain and injury to a thug.
Get this book at Amazon.com. The Kindle download is less than nine bucks
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