by Sang H. Kim, author of Junsado Fundamentals, Standing and Ground Combat
I am a lifetime marital artist and former combat instructor in Special Forces. I have developed, written and taught combat and self defense courses around the world to more than 100,000 students and instructors. Even after more than 35 years of experience in martial arts training and combat survival experiences, every time I enter an unknown environment, I always question myself on "What if…"
No matter how experienced you are in the martial arts or how confident you feel in defending yourself, awareness is a far more powerful weapon than any other you practice in the training hall. Don't be an easy prey. Watch for signs that signal danger during the following stages of interacting with a potential assailant:
Stage #1: Approaching
Remember: Don't Run Away from Danger; Run to Safety. You don't need to beat or defeat an assailant - there are no winners in self-defense. Your only goal is to escape safely.Read More