Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Advice


1. Look where you’re going. Check out the gas station, ATM, 7-Eleven etc. before you pull up/go in so you don’t become part of a robbery in progress.
2. Wake up. Turn off your iPod/iPhone etc. when out in public. Don’t jog with earphones.
3. Maintain a Personal Comfort Zone. No stranger or hostile relation is allowed to get closer than 5 feet to you without vetting or permission. Period. If they do, attack the attacker.
4. Walk wide around building corners. Don’t get jumped.
5. React. Practice a high speed flinch response in the event you’re surprised by a sound, movement or touch.
6. Watch your drink. Someone could slip a knock out drug in your cocktail. Typical abduction/rape/murder ruse.
7. No stranger gets in your house. Ever. Even if it’s a little girl screaming to use your phone to call her daddy because her mommy’s lying in the road bleeding to death. Call 911 for her. Otherwise, you open the door and 3 thugs rush in and a horrific home invasion begins.
8. Flat tire in a bad neighborhood? Drive on your rims. New wheels are a small price to pay for avoiding a violent car jacking.
9. People give you a bad feeling as you walk down a street? Do you: Make eye contact? Don’t make eye contact? Look assertive? Reach for your pepper spray? None of the above, you just walk down a different street.
10. You’re being mugged for your money. Don’t fish around in your purse/wallet for bills. Be cooperative. Give them your whole wallet (prepare a separate “mugging” wallet with a few dollars).  But…
11. Never go to your future murder scene. If all they want is money, fine. But if they want to take you somewhere, make your stand and fight for your life, right now. You stand a better chance of surviving. If you go with them, statistics say will you not escape or be rescued. You will probably die or be so f’d up you’ll wish you had died.


Dick said...

Nice article. My first thought is to not be in urban areas. Ever.

El Cid said...

Great post!

El Cid said...

Great post. Everyone should do these all the time - urban or not.

D from Big D said...

Great post! After teaching Krav for 12 years, one of the things I teach is if when you walk into a strange place (building, restaurant) you first look for exits. Then you look at people and decide where you DON'T want to sit.