“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure….”
I just finished reading a news story about 3 women who were attacked by a maniac with a hammer while they slept at a high class hotel in London’s West End (http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/469090/Three-women-targeted-in-violent-hotel-hammer-attack) , and it occurred to me that I can never drive home the point enough regarding being prepared for the worst that may happen at any given moment.
- When you are home during the day on in the evening are your doors locked?
- Do you have a heavy duty deadbolt or bar to prevent a sliding glass door from being pried open?
- Do you carry a weapon in your home or is it neatly secured in your nightstand, far from where you’ll be unless you are laying in bed?
- Do you have a plan, already established, with your family regarding what to do during a home invasion both during the hours that you are awake and during the time they are asleep?
Being prepared for the worst case scenario is WAY better than being caught on your heels and hoping that you can catch up to, and overcome the chaos that is unfolding around you during an attack.
I am not saying that you should live in fear, much the opposite. If you have thought ahead and attempted to plan and prepare for violent encounters at home and in public, then you will experience an increase in confidence. Confidence lends itself to the ability to go out and experience life to its fullest!
One of the things that sets ARCS apart from so many other systems is that we address and frequently revisit the fact that you must be mentally prepared to deal with violence. You can learn all the techniques in the world from whoever you want, but if you fail to prepare for violence then you most certainly will freeze up and during a violent attack every second counts!
Plan to survive and then train like your life depends on it!