Realistically speaking, the word survival can mean virtually anything to anyone, in just about any situation imaginable these days. As we all deal with survival in some form or another every single day. Did any of you realize that?
Of course we all think of survival situations as being some sort of life or death scenario, and it all really is, but generally on much lesser and far different levels than we normally think of it being. Most of us think of survival as having something to do with military actions or possibly even police dealing with criminals where danger is a real possibility. On a more individual or personal level survival could mean keeping our jobs so we can pay the bills to keep our homes and feed our families.
All of the above are applicable areas regarding survival, plus there are still more very personal elements where survival becomes an extremely significant factor where knowledge and ability in various aspects of the martial arts could be very helpful.
Have you ever given any thought what you could do to survive in a physically aggressive situation like a car-jacking, where someone tries to steal your car with you still inside, possibly with your family? How about if someone tries to take your money that you just removed from your bank account at a near by ATM? Perhaps someone stops you on the street and tries to rob you at knife point or gun point, as these kinds of things are occurring far more frequently now. Or the most terrifying scenario of all, a home invasion while you and your loved ones are at home in the house, where invaders threaten you with weapons?
Nowadays these circumstances and situations are no longer a rarity, but a very real possibility and they are all terrifying and even life threatening. So, what would or could you do to protect yourself and/or your loved one(s) if any one of these scenarios became a reality for you and/or members of your family? Now is a very good time to think about things like this, before they actually happen, and evaluate your responsibilities and capabilities!
I will be honest with you all and tell you that the martial arts are not a cure all answer to any or all of the above mentioned scenarios, however it is a very good place to start building, especially if you do not keep a firearm in your home. Even having a firearm in your home can conceivably turn into a liability for you, should a home invader take your firearm and threaten you and your family with it.
The martial arts will assist you with your observation and awareness levels to prevent situations of this nature, plus the martial arts will give you a fairly large selection of things that might be helpful to you in scenarios of this nature. Honestly, there are no sure cures for any of these situations, because there simply are far too many variable factors; however the martial arts can help.
Most hostile aggressive scenarios of this nature happen very fast and generally extremely aggressively, even extremely brutally, so anything you do must be very simple, easy, fast and effective, as immediate responses are very often imperative, because there might not be any second chances!
There can be no “kid-glove” legal implications after you and your family are safe.
You must allow your natural survival instinct to kick in and take over as you become the animal that all humans realistically are, being even more vicious than your attackers, because very often these criminals have lengthy arrest criminal records and they have nothing to lose, but you, on the other hand, have everything to lose.
There was a time when authorities were advocating give them whatever you want and we will catch them later, but you will at least be safe. Well, you know what, the criminals love that, and they came out of the woodwork taking full advantage of that, and in that process the criminals became increasingly extremely dangerously violent!
I will tell you the truth, and any law enforcement officer will substantiate this, you are the victim, and the way the laws are right now, victims have no rights, but the victorious criminals do. How about that bullshit?
You must do whatever it takes to nullify any situation of this type and magnitude, and I have taught these kinds and types of tactics for well over 50 years, never having one single complaint. In fact, I have received nothing but compliments and gratitude, especially from people who have been forced to use them and survived.
The candy asses can bullshit you to death, literally, but I promise you when it’s your ass that is on the line, you will be begging for knowledge of how to save your life and your loved ones lives!
This is what you must do when its you or them, and it is your choice to live or die. There is no time for planning. It’s far too late for what you should have done, so now you go for the vitals, and hold back nothing, because it just might be the only chance you get. So take it!
The eyes, the ears, the throat, the groin, the joints, knees, fingers, elbows, the feet and toes. All of these targets give you a chance to survive.
You strike as many of these targets as you can as strongly as you can and here is a little secret that will help you survive, the vast majority of attackers are looking for victims, not fighters, as they do not want to have to fight, because they know from experience that losing a fight is a very real possibility, and they become vulnerable, just like everyone else when they suffer injuries, as it is nature’s law of Survival of the Fittest, and they know it!
You can learn these survival skills fairly quickly if you can locate an instructor that is willing to cut the tradition of the art, and take you straight to the essence of what you want and need.
You are not looking for martial art classes and or lessons. You are looking for tactics that will help you survive most hostile aggressive situations, so if they won’t share this with you, simply thank them and go somewhere else. It’s your life and your ability to survive, so look until you find an instructor that is willing to give you what you want and need.
I have taught these kinds of tactics for most of my life, and I personally have used them, and I know what works. Keep it simple and go straight for the vitals!