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Self Defense Tip #2

Look 'em in the eye!
Look ’em in the eye!

Look ’em in the eye!

Avoiding eye contact is a sure way of ‘flagging’ yourself as a victim. Predators usually are not rocket scientist. But, something they do very well is picking out a victim. Communicate to the world around you that you are a confident and strong person by showing a ‘sence of purpose’ when you walk. Make eye contact briefly to show that you acknowledge someone’s precence but are not intimidated by them. Swing your arms as you walk (should not be burdened with possible ‘loot’ for the predator).  Predators usually don’t have plan ‘B’.  If when they ‘Vet’ you and you don’t appear to be a weak target, they move on to an alternate victim.  That brief look may be the barrier that keeps you from being attacked.
Confidence to a predator is like bug spray to a pest, it repels. Stay safe!

Michael Brown is a seventh degree black belt and Senior Master Instructor of Taekwondo.  He is also been a certified instructor in Krav Maga for over 15 years. He is a two time world champion in sparring and a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps.  He is a fire arms safety expert who trains individuals in concealed and carry tactics.  Michael Brown has been working with families and training people in personal defense in North Carolina for over 25 years. He and his wife,  Kimberly Brown love working with military personnel, law enforcement and civilians to become combat ready and helping them develop skills that will enable them to be the ‘First Responders’ for their families.

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