Watch out behind you…

TaxiI have been thinking about a suitable post for this blog for a while and last week I was having a conversation with a student, who shall remain nameless, about a incident that occured to him whilst out drinking with some friends.  I am sure he won’t mind me telling this story as it is a powerful lesson for all.

The story starts innocently enough with a group of guys out on the town having a few drinks after work, “to cut a long story short” the group became involved in an argument over, yep you guessed it a woman!  There was a verbal exchange and the argument spilled out onto the street with some pushing and shoving.  Our student did just what he was taught in our Self Defence classes, to move away with his open hands up in front of him telling the people that he “didn’t want any trouble”.  Unfortunately, whilst moving backwards he forgot to check his surroundings and moved into the road and was consequently struck by a taxi.  Whilst it was only a glancing blow and doubtless the alcholol prevented any major injuries it did bring home to him the importance of being aware of your surroundings.

If ever you find yourself in a similar situation always make sure that you are aware of what is around you, trip hazards, other people, holes in the road, taxis can all impede your ability to move away from an altercation.  Just think about the amount of public furniture in our streets today, (public furniture is a posh way of saying benches, litter bins, bike racks, taxi ranks (ahem), bus stops etc).

Tring Krav Maga teaches you 100% reality based self defence and we make sure that we cover not only the techniques but how to handle the whole confrontration from noticing a threat to exiting the area, each and every area is vitally important.

Call us today on 01442 768057 or see our website

Comments are closed.