I want to show you a couple of pictures that I took the other day when I was trail running. I’ve got kids and have changed diapers and am immune to “gross” and don’t think there’s anything wrong with what I’m about to show you, but here’s a fair warning that you might not want to read this if you’re currently eating milk duds:
Or, “What an arrogant little coyote.”
What I see is a tangible display of deep seated confidence. Not chest-pounding bluster, but earned confidence, as you’ll see.
That’s because the coyote knew, at the core of her being, that she could take care of business with her bare hands (paws), if she needed to. She knew that the strength, size, and bluster of the moose was no match for a few well placed and fully committed strikes.
In fact, here’s how this story played out recently for one moose…in between 2 of the piles of scat I pictured above.
The 40 pound coyote (and I’m sure a few of her friends joined in) had the 1000 pound moose for dinner…despite the 25X difference in size and strength.
There are some excellent lessons here that I want to share with you:
- What works on bad people doesn’t necessarily work on EVIL people. In this case, coyotes don’t usually attack larger moose. They’ll attack calves and 200-400 pound youths, but not larger moose. “Usually” they attack the weak and the size, strength, attitude, and intimidation of a larger moose prevents attacks from starting in the first place. “Usually” moose are able to fend off coyote with their size, strength, and snorting.But every once and awhile, you get a “honey badger” or 1%er coyote who just doesn’t care about size, strength, intimidation, or bluster, and goes for the jugular.
When that happens, and the moose quickly cycles through the tools that have worked in the past (snorting, rushing, & kicking) and find themselves at a complete loss if they don’t work. The same is true for people.
Most people (good or bad) turn and run at the first sign of a fight. Many bad guys will run away when their intended victim starts to resist.
You hear stories about grandmas stopping muggings by verbally scolding and swinging their purse at their attacker.
Unfortunately, victories against “mild” attackers like these give people a false sense of security and a false sense of what really works. Attackers who turn and run at the first sign of resistance or a couple of hits aren’t “evil” and you don’t need to worry about them.
The ones you need to prepare for are the 1%ers who see you as a pawn in their game of life and who are calm and comfortable about using violence on you to get what they want.
These are the guys who make up a big chunk of the prison population. They’re the guys with “1%” patches on their motorcycle vests. They’re guys who smile when punched in the face and respond to verbal judo with a Bowie knife.
You can’t negotiate with a 1%er. You can’t even really defend against a 1%er in the traditional sense of blocking and punching. Your only real option is to attack them in such a way that you shut down their mind/body’s ability to hurt you as quickly and efficiently as possible.
- Most martial arts & self-defense programs create moose. That’s not all bad. Some martial arts programs are focused on leadership and discipline for kids. I don’t think kids need to learn about true violence any sooner than necessary, so I’m good with this.
Some martial arts programs are focused on sport, fitness, and self-confidence (like many military martial arts programs). And the lessons learned in these classes are incredibly valuable and will work in some self-defense situations. They work on “moose” and it’s quite fun to watch 2 “moose” fight each other on UFC fights.But when a 1%er who’s comfortable with violence attacks you, it’s a different story. Intent, skill, and targeting will beat speed, strength, and endurance every time.
This is a big deal. Good troops died in the sandbox because they were trying to “win” and “submit” their opponent when their opponent was trying to kill them and you don’t want to make the same mistake.
- A mamma bear attitude without fangs, claws, and intent makes you a moose. Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE it when I see mom’s switch into mamma bear mode on bullies. It solves a lot of low intensity social problems very quickly. But if that’s the highest gear you’ve got, you’re not going to be able to keep up with a 1%er.
BUT, a petite mama bear or even grandmama bear has enough strength to take out the most violent attacker in seconds…if they know what to target and how to “flip the switch” mentally and attack the correct targets with fierce intensity.
- Violence is rarely the answer, but when it is, it’s the ONLY answer. In this case, the moose simply didn’t have the tools to deal with the situation. Violence was the answer…the only answer, and the moose didn’t know the answer.
I don’t want you OR your loved ones to ever be in that situation…where you don’t have a higher gear to shift into. Where you’ve tried all of the tools that you know and don’t know what to do next. I want you to have the earned confidence of the coyote, the skills to back it up, and the peace of mind that goes with it.
And it’s easier and less expensive than you probably thought possible.
The short, simple answer when faced with true violence is strike the groin, throat, and eyes until the threat is no longer a threat–that part’s easy.
The full answer isn’t just about what to hit and how to hit it, but how to be able to immediately “flip the switch” from being the kind, compassionate person who you are to being able to do what’s necessary to critically injure an attacker and stop them from being able to hurt you or a loved one.
You need to be able to do this instantly, without any hesitation or doubt, and this is where almost every “system” falls short.
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