Why Self Defense Training Matters


SlowFacts

Fear and panic are hard to understand. The assumption is that the same thinking-mind we’re using now will be available if we’re attacked. In fact, our memories are jumbled when we’re frightened. Words escape us and we can’t think clearly. That happens to us when we face a lethal threat. Fortunately, we remember how to act even though we forget how to think. That is why firearms and self-defense training is critically important. Let’s contrast two recent example of armed self-defense. An attack at home showed the benefit of a planned response, while an attack on the street showed the benefit of recent training.

You only have the solutions you planned and practiced.

The first example comes Kaufman County, Texas.

You are a woman home alone. It is almost ten in the morning when you hear someone banging on your front door. You don’t recognize the visitor, so you don’t…

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