|Effective Self Defense|
Any conditioned response is better than no response
As pointed out above, if you are trained and mentally prepared for an
attack, and you have a pre-made plan how to react to such
confrontations, your chances have already increased dramatically. In a
confrontation, there is usually no time to think!
A physical attack
resembles utter and total chaos. It goes all so quick, and boom, before
you know what's happening, you've already got a fist coming your way or
a pair of large strong hands around your throat.
After this, things usually go rapidly down-hill.
Our natural first response to a physical attack is to withdraw, to move
back, to get out of the way. Just look at the animal world. Even the
biggest most ferocious animal will at first jump out of the way when a sudden
attack occurs, then it will evaluate the enemy and the type of attack, and if the
animal feels it stands a chance, it will then engage in a fight and/or