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The 3 A's of Self-Defense

The 3 A’s of self-defense are a simple way to think about the stages of self-defense. Discover what they are and how to use them in this article.

The 3 A’s of self-defense are a simple way to think about the stages of self-defense. 

Discover what they are and how to use them in this article.

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When you wander around unaware of your surroundings, such as when staring at your phone, you become an easy target. 

When you are aware you not only look more confident (which makes you a harder target in the eyes of a criminal), but you will also be alerted to potentially dangerous situations before they happen


Once you are aware of a potentially dangerous situation you need to assess it. 

What things could happen, what can you use to your advantage, wheat are your disadvantages, etc. 

The ultimate goal is to formulate a plan so you can act fast if needed. 


In order for a plan to work, action must be taken.

But if your initial escape plan fails, you need to be able to fight in order to protect yourself. That is why it is important that you know the basics of self-defense.


The three A's of self-defense are awareness, assessment, and action.

Learning self-defense techniques will help you act fast and fight back if things get out of hand.

Check out 'The Self-Defense Handbook' to learn more about how to defend yourself.

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Article by Sam Fury

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Sam Fury is the creator and owner of the Survival Fitness Plan.

He has had a passion for martial arts and outdoor pursuits since he was a young boy growing up in Australia.

As a young adult he joined the military and studied outdoor leadership in college. After that, to further his skills, Sam started traveling to learn from the best in the world in various fields related to the Survival Fitness Plan including various martial arts in China, SE Asia and Brazil, Parkour in Singapore, Surf Life Saving in Australia, and others. 

These days, he still enjoys learning new things, traveling and sharing what he has learned via the Survival Fitness Plan. 

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