This applies to all aspects of a violent encounter - pre-fight, in-fight and post-fight.
Ask yourself; how am I training - and is my training rounded enough to cover all three elements?
Pre-fight; are you practicing how to move and talk, how to keep distance, how to plan ahead, how to camouflage your skills for optimal surprise, how to manage conflict, how to set yourself up legally to strike preemptively, so that you’re ready for the;
In-fight; do you practice to fight and to pursue 0-100mph maximum aggression, delivering non-stop attacks to deliver pain, disorientation and unbalancing your opponent until neutralised within seconds, do you practice feigning and faking your intent, do you train where and why to cease, do you work on concealed weapons and multiple attackers, do you practice how to protect yourself legally for the aftermath; namely the:
Post-fight; do you practice how to escape, how to check yourself for injuries, how to talk to the authorities and when, how to position your statements legally, how to treat any traumatic injuries to yourself and third parties, how to consider all the implications - physical, psychological, legal, medical, financial, social - of violence?
You can only fight the way you train. With Krav Maga self defence, that fight starts before any blows are delivered and can last for a long time thereafter.
KRAV MAGA LIFE and KRAV MAGA INSPIRATION are short pieces of succinct brevity aimed at capturing the discipline and positivity behind the Krav Maga lifestyle.
Picture: The Krav Maga Educator at Ponte Di Pugni (Bridge of Fists), the setting of centuries of historical mass brawls in Venice, Italy.