I think a paramount concept in self-defense that gets far too little attention is the ways in which to avoid violent encounters in the first place. Now, you can still do everything right in this regard and if a bad actor picks you at a particular time in a particular place there may be no way to avoid such conflict. Thus, training and carrying defensive tools comes into play. But for those who carry a gun it is easy to fall into the trap of focusing entirely on gun stuff as our defensive solution. There is a lot more to it, including lowering your own appeal as a good victim. This has a great deal to do with your body language and appearance.
Those concerned with being able to protect themselves should consider body language and the way in which they present themselves to others. There has been considerable research done in which convicted violent felons have been extensively interviewed after watching video footage of random people to determine their approach to selecting victims. Reading about these findings is worth the time, but the essence is this: the way an individual walks and moves has more to do with their victim …Read the Rest
Source:: Concealed Nation