The huge chasm between the efficacy and effect of a self defense response to danger that includes a substantial well placed and well timed counterattack – as opposed to one that does not – is so great that it’s nearly impossible to describe the difference in terms other than success versus failure.

I’ve started telling my students, “successful self defense is brought to you by the counterattack.” In the video below, James and I illustrate the point using a knife threat. Check it out!

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