Training – Runaway! Avoidance – Blog 21-18

If faced with a self-defense incident, should you runaway if you can do so safely? The emphatic answer is “YES!” The fourth element in the lawful use of force in a self-defense incident is avoidance. Attorney Andrew Branca in his book “The Law of Self Defense” eloquently observes that the best fight is the one… Continue reading Training – Runaway! Avoidance – Blog 21-18

Training – Attacker or Defender Which Do You Want to Be? – Part 2 – Blog 21-15

In the previous post, the element of innocence was discussed. We continue with the discussion on how your innocence in the fight could be lost, resulting in losing a key element in a self-defense claim. Remember, if you are viewed at the attacker or aggressor in the incident, your actions are NOT in self-defense. An… Continue reading Training – Attacker or Defender Which Do You Want to Be? – Part 2 – Blog 21-15

Training – Attacker or Defender Which Do You Want to Be? – Part 1 – Blog 21-14

If you ever have to defend yourself in an attack, what would look the best for you. Being the attacker or the defender? During the emotions, dynamics of a self-defense incident, the role you are can quickly change to place you in jeopardy of being labelled the attacker. In Andrew Branca’s excellent book, “The Law… Continue reading Training – Attacker or Defender Which Do You Want to Be? – Part 1 – Blog 21-14