STUDY: Friday, 7/1, 221AM, 60-year-old woman attacked at the Traveler’s Inn on 735 North Atlantic Ave. after she withdrew $1,600 from ATM at Sunoco at 645 North Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach, FL. Video surveillance ID's attacker at both locations. Considerations: 1) Withdrawing $1600 at 2am in morning at Sunoco ATM? Good or bad idea? Awareness not only includes dark alleys and parking lots but areas where high value items are purchased, banks and ATMs. Pay attention to who is paying attention to you. 2) Criminals observe, select victims and execute. This guy was seen at the Sunoco and Inn where robbery/assault took place. He picked victim based on perceived value and waited for best opportunity to attack. 3) Note where he opens and displays knife then attacks. Little preamble, no hesitation, no reluctance to do harm. The violent criminal actor (VCA credit @aprillriskconsulting for term) does this on a regular basis. Be prepared to meet violence with greater violence. Are you training for fun, sport or this? 4) Note her inability to run away. Running is a great defensive strategy until you can't. What then? 5) Similar to earlier purse snatch STUDY I posted note how she clings to purse. Lacking any defensive capability, grounded, against attacker with contact weapon she was more concerned with her money. She was cut eight times on her right hand, three on her left and suffered a cut to her neck. It appears according to reports that she survived. In this situation giving up that purse sooner may have saved her from continued assault. At the least, it would have freed up her hands allowing better defense and aiding grounded mobility. 6) The legs are stronger and longer than the arms. When grounded, get them between you and your adversary ASAP. Kick, push, knee. Use the length of the legs to keep the attacker at distance from vital areas such as the head and torso. 7) Multiple cuts and wounds=don't give up, never give up, keep fighting. 8) For gun people, what skills do you have to deal with this, at this range, other than the gun. #mdtstraining #study @immediateactioncombatives @pointdriventraining @shivworks_and_alumni @pfc_training @southarc #picoftheday
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