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“Knowing is not enough, we must apply, willing is not enough,WE MUST DO”. -Goeth

Survival stress is a natural reaction to danger, but people can prepare and increase their chances of controlling the effects of the stress.

Pre-plan- The Time to figure out what to do is what is before the confrontation begins.

Emotions such as fear, anger, panic, anxiety, or any combination will be present during high stress violent encounters. If people call upon their physical and mental training, they greatly improve their chances for surviving violent encounters.

  • Stay physically fit
  • Use deep breathing techniques
  • Rely on gross motor movements over fine complex skills
  • Be mentally prepared for the worst case scenario
  • Maintain proficiency in physical skills- The skills people are taught in training will diminish without constant practice and use.