March 3, 2015, Toronto, Canada - In this SAFE International Self Defense Blog, I would like to state that, "Anyone At Anytime Can Fall Victim To Violence!" One of the biggest challenges in self defense is to get people to believe that anyone at anytime can become a victim of violence. So many people will say, "I know it happens, but it won't happen to me!" When people call me to book a self defense seminar, I will often ask them what happened that provoked them to call me? Many people think I must be some kind of psychic to know that, but quite frankly, most people don't even consider self defense until something happens. That is why I congratulate people who are proactive with their safety. As I say, you can do virtually everything "right" to avoid violence and still fall victim, and others do nothing "right", and never get attacked. Sometimes you are just in the wrong place at the wrong time. For example, could this happen to you?
Would you know what to do? Would you know where to go? Would you fight or freeze? The time to think about is ahead of time. Not in a way that causes an irrational paranoia, but in a way that is empowering, giving you a plan just in case you are in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Or could this happen to you?
Why do people think they could never fall victim to scenarios like these? Do they just want to ignore the reality?
What do you think? SAFE International discusses these topics and many more! Discussion at a minimum is a great place to begin with these topics.