A Smaller, Weaker Person Fight Back Against A Larger Stronger Attacker!
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
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
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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