Any one here ever been mugged? – The Self Defense Company

Any one here ever been mugged?

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    • #10773
      Martin Wilson

      I noticed that there weren’t any topics here so I thought i’d post the question. Have you ever been mugged, strong-armed , generally assaulted in the wide spectrum of what this module taught to fight back against? If so how did you handle the situation? I’m leaving this a broad subject for discussion, so feel free to post your thoughts or story. Just leave out the part where you disposed of said bad guys body.

    • #13587


      Since no one has yet replied. I figure I might as well jump in.

      Are you asking if someone has been attack like it has been mentioned in Module 4 and/or have they used the defensive tactics or something similar from Module 4?

      From personal experience I have found myself facing much larger and stronger attackers who would try to impose their will on me i.e.. bar fight scenario, I would say yes.

      When it comes to some one mugging me at gun point, it never came to that because I literally cut them off before they could approach with module 1 stuff.

      You know when someone is cooking you, you get that feeling. Then you just make eye contact and move away if you’re approached. If they continued by asking me a question I simply told the “NO” and kept walking.

      Now if you’re asking if I’ve been attacked in each of the scenarios and situations we drill in module 4..that would be a big fat NO.

    • #13588
      Martin Wilson

      Well boss, thanx for jumping in, I wasn’t trying to be to specific. Muggings, I suppose , can take their forms in many shapes. My little incident happened quite a few years ago in front of a antique shop in a small town in east Texas. Long story short, my wife & I were approached by a “bum” as we were entering the shop . He asked us to give him our cash. Before I could say anything the wife told him no and have a nice day, nuff said as far as I was concerned. At this time we are at very close proximinity. He then grabbed hold of the mrs. purse and said something like ” i’ll just have a look for myself” or something of that nature. So I did what came natural to me, a quick shot to his crotch with my knee followed up with a headbutt to his snotlocker. I actually remember feeling his nose crunch on my head. He let go of the purse real quick and went straight down on the deck. We then entered the shop & asked the clerk to call the police & told her what happened. Bum was gone by the time they showed up, but he left a bit of blood on the sidewalk in front of the shop. Lesson learned. Don’t let anyone crowd your personal space , no matter how harmless they may appear.

    • #13591

      Position and Distance – you nailed it.

      I don’t know why this popped in my head but15 years ago I was approached by a middle aged guy in a running suit asking for 85 cents – there was something off about him, just said NO and didn’t stop walking away from him.

      I suppose the point is, really protect your space – they have to get close to you to impose their will.

    • #13596

      As Damian mentioned, position and distance is the foundation. Always protect your space…

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