Violent crimes have never been more prevalent in our world than they are today. Mothers are mugged walking to their cars, husbands are assaulted, protecting their wives, homes are broken into, and children are taken and beaten. Our lives, and the lives of our loved ones, are far to precious to leave things to chance. The question then becomes, “What can I do about it?”
Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper once said, “If violent crime is to be curbed, it is only the intended victim(s) who can do it. The felon does not fear the police, and he fears neither judge nor jury. Therefore what he must be taught to fear is his victim.” I agree! If criminals truly feared the authorities, there would be fewer of them. They walk with disregard for anyone and everyone. How, then, do you make them fear you, as the “victim”?
People must learn to fight back! I was conducting a Self Defense seminar earlier this morning for a group of men and women in an office building where no one had ever done any form of training. With the little bit that I was able to teach them in our short time together, they were made more confident and more capable than they were before. Krav Maga is the most practical form of self defense in the world, and I believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn it. Training can mean the difference between life and death for many of us! If you value life – not only your own – then you have an obligation to train! To not prepare yourself to defend your loved ones and yourself is like throwing them into harms way. Remember that you should not be afraid of them, but they should be afraid of you!