Updated: Aug 12
“If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.” That's a quote by John Steinbeck that is timeless and offers the basic simple truth that there is No equality in self-defense. Someone will always have an advantage. Advantages could be in the form of;
Foreknowledge of conflict ambush
The average American male is 5.9 in. and weighs in at 197lbs. The average American female is 5 feet 4 in. and weighs 170lbs. That is an average 30 lbs of weight and 5 inches in height and reach difference.
In addition, A study in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that men had an average of 26 lbs. (12 kilograms) more skeletal muscle mass than women. Women also exhibited about 40 percent less upper-body strength and 33 percent less lower-body strength, on average, the study found. Remember these differences are averages so the disparity could be even greater.
In this day and age, even professional mixed martial arts MMA leagues like the UFC wouldn't pair fighters with such drastic differences, even if it was male fighting a male.
Please don't fool yourself or let anyone else fool you. There are major biological differences between men and women however, it doesn't mean give up the fight, quite the contrary.
Take ownership and let this truth help you to get informed enough so you acquire more advantages on your side. Some you can control while others you cannot.
In fact, this logic can apply to any male or female that recognized it and take the steps to make changes. Avoid the opponent's strength and attack their weakness.
Control what you can control. 1. Realistic training across all the disciplines on the threat timeline will protect you from situations. The violence itself is the last event to occur on a timeline of various threats that can be detected.
The phrase "left of boom" is a military idiom that refers to the U.S. military's effort to disrupt insurgent cells before they can and attack.
Unfortunately, most self-defense schools do not teach or train in these skill sets which is why we created AxxNox.com.
2. You need an equalizer in the form of a weapon. Firearms or at least a knife both require training and regular practice. Depending on where you live, you may have no choice other than a knife. Knives are a very effective choice. Make the fight unfair in your favor. Stack as many advantages as you can beforehand. As always don't be paranoid just be mindful. More Self Defence Resources Skills & Tradecraft
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