Introduction to Self-Defense
Every day we face the risk of being attacked.
Attacked by the street robbers, home intruders, rapists and violent
persons of other sort. If you, your relative or a friend are attacked,
you have a right to ward off an attack by using a force. According to
the terms of law, the reasonable use of force somebody need for
protection against the use of unlawful force by other person, is
called "self-defense". This definition is quite simple and easy to
understand, but we avoid to use it due to its evident scantiness.
The real self-defense is actually the complicated polyhedral
conception which involves lots of various aspects. In a broad context
we can consider self-defense as a person's ability to resist different
kinds of negative influence that somebody tries to exercise upon him (her).
Repelling an attack of a street robber, shooting at a burglar, preventing
Internet attack, responding to verbal abuser, exposing a fraud, surviving
terrorist attack, showing political protest against antisocial law - it all
can be referred to self-defense. Self-defense plays a great part in
everybody's life, but we often don't give a proper weight to it.
Self-defense embraces a huge variety of skills we use not only in
particular defensive situations but in a thousand events of our daily routine.
To resist a negative external influence every self-defender must have
a kind of inner core which gives him a power, makes him being strong
in front of agressor's eyes. You must be strong to say 'em "Hands off!
Go away from me!" It's not a matter of physical strength - you have
to be a person of a powerful spirit in the first place. There's a kind of rebel
in a heart of every real self-defender. The rebel who doesn't want to
take things as they are, who doesn't allow you to bend the neck under surrounding pressure.