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The 3 Best Self-Defense Strategies

In a self-defense situation, Immediate action is what will get you out alive… But what exactly should that action be? In this article that is exactly what you will discover.

Unexpected situations happen. Are you prepared to defend yourself?

Mastering techniques is great, but combining them with a strategy is much better.

There is a huge difference between the two. Technique refers to what you do, while strategy refers to how you intend to do it.

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Give Up

Giving up is the last thing you want to hear, yet in some cases, such as robbery, where material possessions are involved, giving up is better than risking your life.

So even if you do have self-defense training, strongly consider giving up before fighting back.


If things get out of hand and there is violence even after you've given up your belongings, run and scream.

Running is better than fighting, which is why you should train to get fit because it will help you last longer whether you're escaping or fighting. 

Another advantage of running is that you may be able to outrun them. 

Screaming is also an excellent approach to getting the attention of others.


The last one is a fighting strategy known as blitzkrieg.

This was used by the Germans to win battles during World War II.

They’d go in hard, fast, and try to end each battle as quickly as possible, which is exactly what you should do in a fight.

Go hard and attack the soft spots as quickly as possible.


As you may have guessed, these are a progressive escalation of strategies. 

  • ​Give up
  • ​Run
  • Fight Hard

If you want to learn more about self-defense strategies and specific techniques, check out ‘The Self-Defense Handbook’.

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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