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The power of just not being there in self defense

Beyond the Self Defense Tweets:
Taken randomly from my self defense tweets on Twitter.  I write super-short blog posts to go Beyond the Tweet, chosen from the archives.

The Tweet:RunAway

Karate moves are cool, but an awesome self defense technique is the “Nike Defense.”  Never heard of it? It means: Run!

Beyond the Tweet:

Machismo says stay and fight.
Panic says stay and freeze.
Wisdom says stay alive and run.

Being street savvy, having self defense skills, or even being a black belt are great, but if you can run away safely to live another day — hey, go for it. There are people who love you and want you home tonight.

Note: This does not always apply. Sometimes you have to stay and fight to save someone else or for other valid reasons. Your wallet is not usually one of those reasons (unless you owe me money 🙂 … Ha! I keeeeed you.)

Lori Hoeck

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  • cindy platt November 23, 2009, 1:28 pm

    Whew! I need something quick and cut to the chase. “There are people that love you and want you home tonight.” Sweet!

  • Davina November 23, 2009, 3:47 pm

    I guess it’s a spur-of-the moment decision huh? After sizing up the threat and the location — I could see how running to an area where you might be better seen and perhaps receive backup, or be more able to hide could help.

  • Lori Hoeck November 23, 2009, 3:59 pm

    Hi Cindy,
    “… quick and cut to the chase” — ha, nice pun fun.

    Yes, sometimes discretion is the better part of valor and a bit wiser, too.

    Hi Davina,
    It is a decision of the moment — as is all self defense. Violence is as varied as any relationship, and yes, you are the inside person making the decision. Your decision will be different than a cop’s, or mine, or that of a teenager.