Protect Yourself at ALL Times!
That's something you hear the referees say before a fight.
This is in what we'd call a safe environment. There's a ring and/or boundaries, a referee and there are rules in place to keep fighters safe, but a referee is going to tell you that anyway. Why? Because it's important to never let down your guard, even when you think it's safe.
This way of thinking... to always keep your guard up and protect yourself at all times is important in our day to day lives. Too many times we let down our guard and can be caught in a compromised position.
I say this in every Are You Prepared? self defense class and every time I'm interviewed, "we must take responsibility for our own personal protection." If you do, you will see and avoid dangerous situations before they happen allowing you to escape unharmed.
It's pretty simple, right? Then why are news channels reporting daily occurrences of attacks on unexpected victims? Because people let their guards down all the time. Whether it's being too comfortable in a situation or place or distractions like cell phones and social media, many people do not pay attention to their surroundings.
If you know nothing about self defense and have no idea how to protect yourself, this tip alone will place you well above the average person walking around.
Please leave comments below on situations where you may have not been paying close enough attention or you were paying attention and avoided a potentially dangerous situation. As a community, we help keep everyone safe!
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P.S. Want more safety tips? Download my Safety Report, "21 Tips to Keeping Anyone Woman Safe!"