A Smaller, Weaker Person Fight Back Against A Larger Stronger
These days everyone is looking
for a magic pill that can render them invincible against any
threatening source. Although no such magic cure exists, We teach,
in a very short time, the real life skills needed to handle
most situations very effectively.
Now obviously fighting back against
a large and determined attacker is going to be harder than against
a smaller one. But statistically the average assailant is approx.
5í6" to 5í8" and 160 lbs. Factor in the reality that most attackers
are looking for an easy victim and are not looking for a fight
anyway, and a smaller personís odds substantially increase no
matter the size of the assailant.
There is also the empirical evidence
that 'attitude' is the single most determining factor as to
whether or not someone survives an attack (see Street
Self Defense 101). In other words, the person that can crank
up and focus the adrenaline fear rush in their defense usually
is the victor. Fancy technical training is not helpful compared
to the ability to fight for all one is worth! Look at a cat
that is pinned in a corner by a bigger stronger dog. The dog
is 'woofing' to intimidate the cat into being a victim. If the
cat turns and runs, the dog gives heavy chase. But if the cat
faces its foe, raises its hackles, and hisses for all its worth,
the physically superior dog typically backs off (That is if
it has any brains at all. If not then it gets a real face full
of claws.) So it also goes with humans.
Renowned self defense expert,
Peyton Quinn, has done research that gives a fascinating insight
into the mindset of assailants. Almost without exception these
convicted felons state that they look for an easy prey that
communicates victim mentality. Physical size itself is not a
determining factor without reading the other cues of body language,
eye contact, awareness of environment etc.
A potential victim can be large
or small as long as they pass the above initial screening process.
Thus even a very small person who can communicate assertiveness
will usually thwart an attack before it begins. Even if that
small person does draw an attacker, good verbal skills and eye
contact typically work to diffuse the situation.
My partner Bill Kipp says, and
I quote: "I can vouch first hand for the power and spirit that
physically small women, men, and even children can assert. In
the Bulletman suit (full body armour) it is these very people
who usually ring my bell simply because smaller physical size
is so unassuming. When such a person taps into the emotional
/ bio chemical adrenal rush and applies it in a full force strike
the power is truly amazing. Even with 35 lbs of the finest body
armor available the force is discernibly felt. An attacker who
is not looking for a fight will probably back off immediately.
As the old adage says: Itís not the size of the dog in the fight,
but the size of the fight in the dog."
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