How to avoid a fight?

Often, I get asked “what is the best way to avoid a fight?”

The best way of avoiding a fight is being a hard target. There are two parts of being a hard target.

- situational awareness. Be aware of your surrounding area. By being alert to what's going on around you, most fights can be avoided from ever starting. An attack is hardly ever random, the attacker always chooses his victim. One of the main things the attackers search for, is someone who isn’t aware of the world around him.

- The second part of avoiding a fight. is by training your body and mind to fight. If you want peace, prepare for war. Unless a person has a death wish, he won't start a fight that he thinks he can't win. Usually trained fighters project a “don't mess with me” vibe. That vibe turns you into a hard target. People can feel that, and in most cases, will move on to look for someone else to fight And, in the few cases the bad guys won't move on, let your training kick in, and make them regret it.

Train smart, stay safe,

Sharir R, ICCS head instructor

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