The Reality Check for Self-Defense

Let’s be perfectly clear about one thing: You don’t have to live in a heightened state of paranoia to achieve security in your life. You don’t need an electric fence, armed guards, and attack pit bulls to get a good night’s rest. However, you do need to be prepared.

We live in a great country with many laws in place to protect us. But a bad guy doesn’t care about that, or about you.

Read the following paragraph very carefully:

The worst thing that could possibly happen to you probably won’t happen. We live in a relatively safe society. You probably won’t get sick from pesticides on unwashed fruit or salmonella in undercooked poultry, based on proven statistics.

Are you ok with the words “probably,” “possibly,” “could,” and “relatively” in this example?  Most individuals would never eat unwashed fruit or raw chicken, because of the “possibility” that they “could” get sick. On the other hand, most of those same people have never even thought about seeking an education on personal safety or anything related to it.

This doesn’t make them wrong, or a bad person in any way. It’s just never been a priority for them.  You cannot rely on wishful thinking, religion, good luck, or hearsay. You must be proactive in obtaining security in life. Do it for yourself, your family, and your future.

A realistic conflict has its own feel, energy, fear, apprehension, and lasting mark on your mind. Trying to grasp something this intense when you have never experienced or trained for it is like trying to explain the color red to a person who has been blind their entire life.  

That said, it’s not up to you.  The bad guy picks the day, not you. What would you do if it happened today? How would you fare?

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