How to Punch Someone...
...as quickly, swiftly and efficiently as possible.
No, I'm *NOT* suggesting you go out and punch people. In fact, I'd like to tell you why you should do everything in your power to do the exact opposite.
There is so much you can do before it's necessary to throw a punch. In fact, I bet that if you do everything you can, including calming matters down, not seeking out any potentially violent situations and use common sense, you won't need to use violence.
You'll live a non-violent life, and you'll be happy and feel safe.
Because you know how and where to go without risking your own or someone else's life.
Basically, I want you to everything you can to not get violent with people.
Long-term, that will serve as the best way of dealing with any kind of situation. Just picture this; you're out and about with your girl and some deranged looking lunatic wants to start a fight with you. To 'show off' in front of your woman you knock him out with a punch. But he falls and hits the pavement so hard that he actually dies.
This is very real. It can happen to anyone.
Now what? Now you go to jail for murder (or whatever kind of charge they file against you).
At best you're looking to serve several years in prison because you felt the urge to protect a loved one. Your record gets more than a stain on it - a prison sentence for killing someone is certainly more off-putting than getting busted for speeding.
Again, don't get me wrong. I do understand the need to protect yourself and your loved ones. If someone would ever physically harm my child, I'd easily take a swing at them.
But that doesn't mean that swing is the first thing I'd attempt to do.
And, neither should you.
In fact, there are many other things you can do before it's necessary to get physical.
Most of the methods we've already discussed. Like de-escalating a situation by apologizing (even if you've done nothing wrong), walking away, not entering a potentially dangerous situation, and so on. And of course, attempt to let any visible authority deal with the matter (such as the police, security guards, etc), as long as they're easily available.
But sometimes, words and passive actions don't help.
In most cases, they do. I'd say for 99.99% of you who read this, you won't ever have to deal with getting physical with a person.
However, there is still a slight chance for it to happen.
And if nothing else works, if there truly is no other way to go but use violence, this is what you do;
Hit them *hard* one time so that they go down. Then walk or run away. Call the cops.
Notice I'm not talking about getting into someone's face to prove a point, or that someone does that to you. That's inane and childish. Multiple mistakes have already been made if something like that happens.
I am literally talking about instances where your life is at stake. Either that or someone you hold dear.
If you literally are trapped into a corner with no escape.
That's when you strike. Hard. Before the other guy.
There is nothing 'cool' or 'ninja' about this. It's something that you want to avoid at all costs. And that most people, in fact, seem to be able to avoid. Common courtesy, politeness and acknowledging other people's boundaries will take you a long way. Such a long way that you'll likely won't have to deal with this.
Just knowing that your biggest 'weapon' in fact is your own mindset and intelligence should be enough to equip you with the courage needed to go out without fearing anyone or anything.
You're already avoiding trouble by default.
Having this ability to stay out of trouble and deal with it if something happens, will be especially important during the coming years. There is a financial recession coming, the climate is more unstable than ever, and the political atmosphere is at best...chaotic.
Do with this information as you will.
Scoff at it. Laught at it. Or implement it.
If you do the latter, I predict your future will be bright, as opposed to bleak.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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