AWARENESS : As practitioners of personal protection we like to think we are aware of what's going on around us. But, I will admit, I'm not aware 100% of the time. There's always something that can take us by surprise in a moment when the often touted "tactical awareness" breaks down. Task fixation or "focus lock" on one thing, like a cell phone, can create a window of opportunity, for those willing and able to exploit it. The question is, do you have the skills to dig yourself out of that problem when and if it happens? Will there be someone there to shield you from harm or is it up to you to prepare for that one time you screw up and bad people decide to take advantage of you or someone you're responsible for? It's easy to say to ourselves "I wouldn't let that happen". It takes being honest with yourself and admitting 1) You aren't aware all the time. 2) You aren't ready to react to someone else's violence of action. Admit it, get to work, be better than that. That gun or that knife won't solve every problem. It takes work maintaining a constant state of awareness. It takes work preparing to deal with someone else's violent intent. The question is whether or not you're willing to put that work in or if you're going to just continue on the current path. #mdts #training #awarewillingprepared #mindset #readiness #studytrainpracticetest @shivworks_and_alumni @immediateactioncombatives @aprillriskconsulting @llindenman @sharpdefense @pfc_training @heybminus @jeffarmeddynamics @practicallytactical #saynototacticalLARPing
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