How to fight?
When to fight?
How much force to use in the fight?
Where to fight?
What/whom can I fight to protect?
Win every fight! You avoid.
Study Human Behavior
Training in Combative’s (as close to real world scenarios). Offensive / Defensive- fist, knife and gun.
Know when it’s appropriate to use what force
Commit to your plan of action without hesitation
Force on force training
Family drills for outside the home defense
Family drills for inside the home defense
Self Defense Law
Diffusing situation (verbal Judo)
Mastering the weapon (training)
Fitness to handle a stressful situation (also training)
Know my limits
Mindset- If you don’t have the right mindset the rest doesn’t matter.
Situational Awareness-Will keep you out of unnecessary situations and allow you to succeed if you do.
Understanding-Understand the laws, when you can, when you should, when you shouldn’t and when to avoid at all costs.
Competency-If you’re going to to act you’d better be competent in whatever you do.
Confidence-If you don’t meet all of the above you cannot act with confidence and going half assed into a potential or already armed conflict can get you killed or lead you to act in appropriately which may get you hurt/killed, get another innocent hurt/killed and or land you in prison for the rest of your life.
Last, always have a plan and leave yourself options if at all possible.