A violent fight breaks out next to you. What is the first thing you should do?
• Calmly break it up
• Record for evidence
• Get to safety/call 911
• Stay/provide first aid
Answer: Get to Safety/Call 911
If a violent fight breaks out next to you, the first thing you should do is get to safety and call 911. Here’s why…
You would think people would grow out of fighting and put all that silly nonsense behind them. The truth is, fighting, danger, and violence are always just around the corner even when you do your best to avoid it.
In my 18 years in the United States Marine Corps, 12 of those years were spent teaching Marines how to fight and be proficient using weapons.
The training consisted of close-quarter combat as well as teaching students about “use of force” and how to de-escalate situations (verbal judo).
It’s my opinion that there is really is no right or wrong answer to fighting. For example, defending an elderly woman from young thugs trying to steal her purse or protecting yourself from someone who simply means to do you harm.
Sometimes, there’s nothing you can do and you have to protect yourself, especially in life or death situations.
If a fight breaks out in front of you, the best thing to do is to get to safety and call 911. Don’t get involved unless you absolutely have to. The only way to know that is to assess the situation and decide for yourself.
Keep in mind that getting involved could also mean you could get seriously injured or killed, especially if you have no training and are not physically fit.
It could also mean being in some legal trouble with the law, depending on the outcome of the situation.
If you want to protect yourself and your family, the best thing to do is find a self-defense program that teaches you to train as if your life depends on it because there’s a high probability that it will.
~Here’s to Your Survival!
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