Now we come to the last of John Kary’s “6 Principles of Combat” and, like the 5 preceding this one, it is essential. Actually, if any one of these 6 principles are absent, your self-defense plan is likely to crumble but what makes this one so important is that it has nothing to do with anything but what is between your two ears
Principle #6 : Be CONFIDENT and DETERMINED.
As the saying by Tony Blauer (that I quote at least once every other blog post) goes, “if you are facing one opponent and you doubt yourself, you’re outnumbered.”
If today’s streets can be compared to a concrete jungle, criminals are the predatory animals that stalk it. If you show hesitation or fear, they will pounce; If you attack halfheartedly, it will only serve to anger them and raise their aggression towards you while simultaneously demoralizing yourself. Make up your mind that if you must ATTACK, Continue reading