There is a disconnect between what I envisioned, and what is true.
I have these.....
Which is a very far cry from this....
I think they are horses, in disguise......
That mindset did not protect her from being attacked. It only helped her make the decision to fight once the attack happened.This falls under Awareness, and as Lima discusses the Color Codes Of Awareness.
Even with that fighting mindset she was taken by surprise. Rushing from work to school she was emailing her boyfriend when she walked into the parking garage. She threw her bags in her car and was about to get in herself when she felt something at her neck.
Angela's attacker put a knife to her throat and said, "We're going for a ride."I believe this was a pivotal decision. She chose to fight. With a knife to her throat.
Angela made a bold decision. With a knife to her throat she chose to fight. She wasn't some sort of martial arts master. She took a self defense class and she chose to use what she had learned. She set a boundary that she wasn't going to cross and she fought. It was that simple.
Angela fought for roughly three minutes (an eternity in a fight). She was stabbed and while bleeding internally she ran down four flights of a parking garage to help.People, you owe it to yourself. Take care of your body. Help it to be strong and fit. You are worth it, your loved ones are worth it. Is it hard work? Yep. Is it hard to find the time? Sometimes. But like Lima said: It may very well be the difference between life and death.
Many Americans would not have the physical stamina to make it through half of that.
Be aware. Be aware of your surroundings and those around you. Be aware of pre-fight indicators.
If you carry a defensive tool train with it. Have it accessible, ready to use and in good working order.
If your defensive tool is not available or not functioning be prepared to fight without it.
Be prepared to give an exact location to responders but don't rely solely on that to save you. Run, move, treat, seek alternative sources of help at the scene.
Have the skills and tools to treat injuries to yourself and others.
Be fit enough to fight.
Fight and survive!