Awareness buys you time, time buys you options
Awareness of what is going on around you 24/7 is more important to your safety than self defense skills and hardware (like guns). This instructional video from YouTube’s “Active Self Protection” channel illustrates that point through the analysis of an attempted armed robbery incident caught on a doorbell camera.
You might not always be able to avoid violence merely by paying attention and noticing the small cues that something bad might be about to happen, but you often will. But even a 2-3 second warning can dramatically improve your odds of winning or surviving, even if a violent attack can’t be avoided.
As I did at the recent Summit in Sebastopol, I highly recommend you go daily to “Active Self Protection” and learn what is on offer there.
Even if you ARE armed, you still have to pay attention!