A common misunderstanding in Personal Safety and Self Defence as a subject matter is that people wrongly believe that if they are presented with a dangerous situation they need to somehow “manage” or “resolve” it.
A further misunderstanding is that in order to do that one must be strong, aggressive, forceful and confident that they can physically handle a situation. Due to the changing culture of urban violence and street crime, handling situations physically is not always possible due to groups or weapon carriage being involved, so it's a smart approach, and one which can be added to your physical training, to hone your 3 I's:
We get information through training, education, knowledge imparted from experts and being aware of our environments.
By training, developing, strengthening and applying our intellect we are able to think and act strategically. This is the number one tool for coping in any situation because if the intellect can govern the emotions, the mind can control the physiological responses of fear, enabling you to take strategic action.
Our intuition can provide us with environmental and timeline information if we allow it and enable it. Learning about how to do this and how to act upon intuition is a key component of early response, avoidance and prevention.
As Self Defence Experts we know that our physical training is used as a last resort and the application of our intellect, strategy, knowledge and information is our first line of defence.
To see how we apply these 3 I’s to each of the above top 5 topics and how you can learn effectively through the following mediums click on the links below or contact us to find out more: