Monday, March 26, 2012

Two new posts

Posted these on my new Yacht Security site, thought they would also be pertinent here.

From Big Stick Combat - a nice summation of the different levels of force available to us.
From Hammerhead Combat Systems - another look at the defusing of the situation.
I included these posts, partly because they illustrate (using recent news events) much of the same philosophy we use in regards to yacht and personal safety. There are many bloggers in the self-defense/protection realm that are using the event to get across the same message. If you want more, I have them fairly handy and can link them.
One lesson also learned is summed up at the end of the Big Stick column - 'Real combat is never pretty. Sometimes “winning” feels a whole lot like losing.'

In the words of Master Po (or was it Master Khan?) - avoid rather than check, check rather than hurt, hurt rather than maim, maim rather than kill. For all life is precious, and cannot be replaced.

My addition - even if you win the fight, you may lose the ensuing legal battle.

Be safe, train hard, train smart.

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