25th January 2023, Sitting on the dock of the bay…

I’ve probably mentioned this before but self awareness and situational awareness should be something that is a constant in our lives. I’m not talking about that heightened state where you expect something bad to happen, but that lower level where you are aware of what’s happening around you, and hopefully, you are less likely to run over by the person fast walking, scrolling on the phone while drinking a hot coffee.

I had 2 new people in the class tonight who are more keen on self defence rather than martial arts in itself so i gave them 2 tasks for homework.

1. When they are out and about and go into a shop, how fast can they identify where all the exits are. If the fire alarm went off, how fast could they realistically get out?

2. Pretend that they are a thief and everyone is a mark, how easy would it be to steal something? Eg a purse in a shopping trolley? Or, since these people are involved in child care, how easy would it (theoretically!) be to tempt a kid away from a distracted parent?

Know your enemy as well as you know yourself.

Stay safe from random coffee encounters my friends 🙂

Published by donnaauckland

I'm a 2nd degree black belt that teaching on Tuesdays 7-8.30pm at the Massey Birdwood Settlers Hall, 372 Don Buck Road.

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