Tenets of Self-Defense—Types of Awareness
Usually, self-defense is considered survival against unprovoked attacks by human attackers.
In actuality, self-defense is so much more nuanced than that. Preserving one’s life is far more complex than a few hand strikes or gunshots.
Listed below are some essential tenets of self-defense—four essential types of awareness.
- Situational Awareness—People often create circumstances that adversely affect them. Understanding this and the hazards created by strangers is paramount when considering self-defense.
- Environmental Awareness—Understanding that different environments hold different perils is crucial.
- Preparational Awareness—Possession of the proper tools, training, and mindset to survive an environment or live adversary is very important.
- Capability Awareness—The accurate estimation of one’s abilities is critical.