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A triangle showing Crime bounded by Ability, Opportunity, (Knowable) Intent.
A triangle showing Crime bounded by Ability, Opportunity, (Knowable) Intent.

The diagram above & the acronym (A-OK) give a quick reference to determine whether you are in danger in a particular situation or not. The idea is that all 3 sides need to be present for a crime to be committed. If you become aware of one side it is important to raise your level of awareness & be on the lookout for the other 2. If you are aware of 2 then it would be wise to stop whatever else you are doing & become vigilant & start looking for a way out... ...continue reading "Are You A-OK?"

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A small selection of weapons that could be used 4defence

As with so many questions in life, this one you have to ultimately decide for yourself, however I'd like to offer some points to consider.

If you are attacked by someone with a weapon & you don't have one to even the odds, then it sucks to be you. If you choose not to carry a weapon, then you are purposefully deciding that it will always suck to be you. - paraphrasing Michael D Janich

With that said it is important to remember that... ...continue reading "Weapons for Self-Defence?"

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Self-Defence is bound by 4 walls. 2 represent the threat (immediate & physical) & 2 the response (de-escalatory & judicious)
Self-Defence is bound by 4 walls. 2 represent the threat (immediate & physical) & 2 the response (de-escalatory & judicious)

 "It's not that so many people are ignorant, but that they 'know' so much that isn't true..." -- Anon

This post is an attempt to explain in simple terms what self-defence is & is not. It's an attempt to explain why exactly the same technique can be viewed variously as:

  1. self-defence
  2. fighting
  3. assault

...continue reading "Defining Self-Defence"