12 Best Ways to Avoid Prevent and Deal with an Attack

A violent attack can occur to anyone at any given time. Below Eyal Yanilov Master 3 at Krav Maga has listed the techniques that he has acquired over the years of training.

 

 

1. Understand the nature of the problem

Understand the nature of the problem

There are two types of attackers:
a. Resources – attacker who sees you as a “source of income”, meaning robbing or kidnapping you; or “source for pleasure” meaning rape or attack for the sake of harming and gaining pleasure from these acts of violence.
b. Positioning – attacker that wishes to dominate you (in front of others or himself) or punish you.
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2. Understand the nature of a possible situation

Understand the nature of a possible situation

a. Is it about defending yourself
b. Is it about defending another person (family, friend or stranger in need of help)
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3. Identify the attacker

Identify the attacker

a. Eye contact and body language of chest forward, chin up and hands out, showing oneself bigger
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4. Avoidance

Avoidance

Keep your distance from the area where the aggressor may be
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5. Prevention

Prevention

Stop the process of the violence at the earlier stage.
a. Running away (always a great option).
b. Equipping yourself with a common object to threat and deter the attacker, often works well very
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6. Prevention by pre-emptive attack

Prevention by preemptive attack

Better be trained to do it
a. When you identify the ability, intention and means (tools);
b. When you feel that the danger is immediate and real
c. When you have no alternative
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7. Submission and compliance

Submission and compliance

Use verbal and body language that you comply, and then leave the area ASAP
a. Submission works well when the attacker seeks domination and usually you will suffer very little damage, if at all. Naturally you can lose face and suffer socially but at least no real physical damage.
b. Compliance usually works well when the attacker wants resources, as in the case of robbery, just give the assailant what he wants.
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8. Seeking assistance and informing others

Seeking assistance and informing others

a. Works well after you escape the aggressor who wanted domination and is not supported by a group
b. Doesn’t work well and may result with much damage when alone with an aggressor who wishes to stay un detected. He will try to attack fast and hard in order to stop you
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9. Performing appropriate techniques of attacks, defences, counter attacks, releases

Performing appropriate techniques of attacks, defenses, counterattacks, releases

All this is after acquiring the relevant knowledge and experience. Studying techniques and tactics, utilizing mental and physical skills. In most cases very simple defenses with the palms or forearms, and several types of strikes and kicks are sufficient to deal with the majority of violent attacks in reality.
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10. Avoid legal consequences

Avoid legal consequences

Use only proportional response (do not be too aggressive)
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11. Inform people around you that you are being attacked

Inform people around you that you are being attacked

As early as possible, and especially when you are actively defending yourself and counterattacking, inform people around you that you are being attacked, you are the victim and the other is the aggressor; if you got a hold of a weapon use is as necessary and if you do not use it, hide it, so others will not think that you are a dangerous aggressor.
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12. Reach safe zone ASAP

Reach safe zone ASAP

To suffer minimum physical and mental harm, you should reach safe zone ASAP, check your body for injuries and treat yourself; call for and get assistance ASAP; try to remember as many details as possible the way the attacker looked and dressed like.
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13. Summary

Summery

Krav Maga is an integrated system for self-defense, combat and 3rd part protection, originated in the Israeli Defense Forces, Founded by Grandmaster Imi Sde-Or (Lichtenfeld), developed and spread around the world by Master Eyal Yanilov and KMG
(1) Please note that around the world it is becoming more and more common that the attacker is likely to punish the victim. When you submit, be sure that you are protected, especially by distance.
(2) One who has self-defense and fighting capabilities, as acquired in relevant training (as taught by KMG), should be able to apply the appropriate tactics and techniques to overcome an aggressor and gain the upper hand, even for a short time that will allow a fast escape from danger.
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