Got a video to share with you today from Mike Gillette of RealLifeSelfDefense.com
He talks about ‘When Is It OK to Fight?’
Key points he covers:
– A fight – by definition, at least in nearly every jurisdiction in the US – is, by nature, illegal.
– This is not to be mis-construed with self defense. You can defend yourself from physical violence. That is legal to do.
– That being said, you must abide by what is called the “Docrine of Objective Reasonableness”. This is a legal concept used to evaluate whether what we do to defend ourselfs is legal and appropriate, or illegal. For example, if someone comes up and pushes you in the chest, you cannot “defend yourself” by hitting them over the head with a baseball bat. Your reaction must be a reasonable and appropriate response.
– You do NOT have to be 100% correct – but you DO have to be reasonable!
– You also have to consider where YOU stand, personally! This is different for everyone.
– Under what circumstances are you willing to fight, and what are you willing to fight for?
One of the biggest things that will help you with this topic, is dedicated STUDY of it. Knowledge on the topic, makes it a lot less scary.
If you are looking to learn more about the topic of self defense, I recommend Mike’s home study course, Real Life Self Defense.
– Forest Vance
Master of Science, Human Movement
Certified Personal Trainer