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The idea or Art of Preemptive Self Defense is the real key to your personal security and can b

“The idea or, Art of Preemptive Self-Defense is the real key to your personal security and can be defined as a working blend of situational awareness, proper attitude, and preparation (training).”

Emerson, Ernest. The Seven Strategies of Hand to Hand Combat: Surviving in the Arena of Life and Death. Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015, p. 96.

This is a very important point that needs to be driven home. In self-defense encounters you are usually taken completely by surprise. By practicing offensive situational awareness, you can view the early stages of combat that many people do not notice, and begin “acting,” before being surprised. Think of this as controlling your distance.