The world is changing. Some say for the worse and others say for the better. According to the FBI Releases of 2015 Crime Statistics, violent crimes in the nation had increased 3.9 percent in 2015, compared to that of 2014. These figures demonstrate that violence continues to exist. And with that, they remind us of how dangerous the world truly is.
In that realization, learning how to defend ourselves and possessing the right technical skills is always important. Whether it is in martial arts or knowing how to properly handle a weapon, now more than ever, we must invest our time in fending for ourselves. However, it is imperative we first understand the importance in controlling our minds to seize the situation accordingly. As Jeff Cooper once stated,
“When under attack, it is necessary to evaluate the situation and to decide instantly upon a proper course of action, to be carried out immediately with all the force you can bring to bear. He who hesitates is indeed lost. Do not soliloquize. Do not delay. Be decisive.”