Although much Internet blood is shed over questions about the “best” or “most effective” martial art for self-defense, the keyboard warriors miss the point. In fact, I can tell who is legit and who is not by hitting Ctrl-F in any discussion on self-defense tactics for one word – awareness.
Although I do not talk about martial arts much, everything that has appeared on Danger & Play is useful for a self-defense situation.
Let’s watch this video second-by-second. I will show you what Gorilla Mindset principles could have saved this victim.
00:01 – You can see footprints coming. You see there’s a girl, a guy, and a wolf pack. The “man” is not walking with a sense of purpose. His woman is leading him.
Any man with situational awareness would have heard foot steps behind him. He would have known something was about to go down.
00:03 – You can see that the young man does not have any muscle mass. He looks like a victim rather than a gorilla.
00:05 – The group is not a well-trained strike force. They are a disorganized mob. If the victim had brutally assaulted the puncher, the fight would have been over.
Instead, one of the attackers gets a clean shot at the victim.
00:11. The victim gets pulled down to the ground. He does not have strong posture. (Watch the Rickson Gracie video on posture and self-defense to see what the victim did wrong.)
00:13 – The victim is now completely helpless. His girlfriend is at the mercy of the wolf pack. The victim is not a man, as his woman would have been gang raped before his own eyes but for the grace of the wolf pack.
00:17 – The woman’s genitals are exposed and blurred out in the video. She is now a sexual assault victim.
00:18 – The victim takes wild swings. He has no sense of balance. He does not know how to throw a proper punch.
00:21 – The victim does one thing right. Recognizing he has no hope of victory, he covers up to mitigate the punches. He is not knocked out unconscious. That is a small but important victory for which he deserves credit.
00:29 – He falls back on the ground. Again, he has no posture, balance, or sense of “grounding.”
00:34 – His attackers run away, sparing his life and sparing his girlfriend the trauma of being gang raped.
Being a victim is a choice.
The “man” in that video chose to be a victim. In this related news story, he reveals his victim mindset.
(This is a screen cap of a video interview with the victims. Don’t press play.)
Where are you? Who is nearby? Why are six men walking behind you?
He should have stopped to let the animals pass him by. If they surrounded him, he should have picked one guy out and blasted his face.
2. Don’t be small.
Lifting weights is not optional.
3. Walk with proper posture.
Even if you’re a little guy, good posture will make you look like a predator rather than prey.
4. Learn how to throw a punch.
You probably don’t know how to throw a punch. That’s why I made these videos on how to throw a punch with explosiveness.
5. Develop the mindset of an animal.
If six guys are near me, the closest one is getting blasted hard in the face. I will break his nose and laugh while blood spurts in the air. I will then move on to the other would-be attackers.