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The 3 D's of Self-Defense

Ever heard of the 3 D’s of self-defense? There are a few versions… Here are mine!

Ever heard of the 3 D’s of self-defense? 

There are a few versions… 

Here are mine!

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The first thing you should do is deter, which is similar to prevention.

How are you going to do it?

Staying fit gives you an advantage because you are less likely to be a target. It is also helpful if you have to run away. 

Wear nothing flashy that could attract the attention of criminals, and as you travel, try to blend in with the locals.

Prevention is the key.


If deterring fails, you must defuse the situation.

You can use verbal self-defense by talking them down or simply backing away.

Do everything you can to avoid a fight.


If you were unable to deter and defuse the situation, now is the moment to defeat your opponent.

In the Survival Fitness Plan, the blitzkrieg self-defense strategy is the best way to deal with an aggressive opponent.

Go in hard and don’t stop until the threat is gone.


The three D's of self-defense are to deter, defuse, and defeat; a straightforward process of escalation in a fight situation.

Check out 'The Self-Defense Handbook' to learn more about self-defense techniques and principles.

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Safe training!

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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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