Important Rule For Street Self Defense: Don’t Give Attitude Back Unless You Have To

Posted: October 16, 2014 in General Martial Arts
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Important Rule For Street Self Defense: Don’t Give Attitude Back Unless You Have To

        An important rule for being safe on the streets and able to defend yourself is do not give into your emotions. Check your attitude. Do not give any lip back to jerkoffs who probably deserve it. You never know how crazy they are or how many friends they might have. For instance watch this video:

I know it is very hard to not say anything back to total idiots who disrespect you or talk trash to you on the streets. The best thing to do it walk away or just stay quiet and wait until you can leave. In the case of the video the man should have just let the idiot be “gangster” and walk slowly in front of his car and on his way and he could just look ahead and bite his lip and drive on and he would have had a great day. Maybe he would be mad for awhile and need to vent about the total jerk, but emotions subside and eventually he would feel better. Brass knuckles, kicks to the head and punches take a lot longer to go away. He was even bigger than virtually all of the guys who attacked him.

In my opinion to be safe you need to be confident and have humility and understand even if guys insult you, it does not mean it is true and it does not make you less of a man to back off or walk away. You are the bigger person and more mature and they are losers. Believe it! Only fight if you have to!

Now I do believe there are times in life to give some attitude back and not to back down from a fight. These cases are completely different than random street confrontations against strangers. There are times to fight bullies, defend your honor and stand up for yourself because I truly believe sometimes a kid has to fight someone to make him stop bullying him (but obviously only fight if you know you can win). But this video news report was not that kind of situation. It is best to just let it go and and work on managing your anger. Martial arts training allows people to let out aggression and work on control of the entire person as well as give them self defense knowledge and if this victim had been training he would not have ended up in this situation to begin with.

 

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White Dragon is a 3rd dan Taekwondo Black Belt with over 19 years experience in the Martial Arts and head instructor of the White Dragon Dojang Martial Arts Training Program. 

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