What is a Defensive Mindset?

As we have learned, we have to have the proper mindset for safety, know how to identify threats, and how to take actions to avoid conflict and stay safe. Unfortunately, there is a chance that at some point in our lives we will be confronted with a situation where physical defense is necessary to avoid harm. Most people believe that physical defense starts with the body, for example learning how to punch or kick, but we will take lessons instead from the Navy SEALs who know that physical defense starts in the mind. The second part of this section is also a very important lesson that is rarely taught: how to make an effective 911 call.

By the end of this training, you'll be able to:
  • Know that if all of your plans of action fail and you are surprised in an attack, you need to know that you are never unarmed: you have your mind.
  • Understand the difference between “startle flinch” and “startle response.”
  • Understand the capabilities and limitations of defensive tools.
  • Know what to say in a 911 call.
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Tutorial series by Mindset Matters

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