Fighting is 95% mental and 5% physical. NEVER GIVE UP. You are going to die sometime. You can't stop it from happening. However, you have some control over how it happens and when it happens. Knowing this fact separates you from the rest of the population.
Your attitude and awareness are critical to your survival. You can't fight back effectively if you are not willing to do whatever it takes to prevail. You can't fight back effectively if you don't see the attack coming before it is too late.
Survivors never give up, despite the odds or injuries that they may have sustained.
Do not expect a hostile party to show mercy or compassion.
If you are shot, cut or hit, keep fighting. Your chances of surviving your injury are excellent unless you permit the attacker to finish you off at his leisure.
An aggressive mindset may diminish your attacker's will to fight. Most attackers are looking for victims. They do not want to fight you.
Trust your gut feeling. If it feels wrong, it probably is. Leave immediately.
If it is unsafe to go somewhere without a gun, it is unsafe to go there with a gun.
Look for signs of impending threat. Body language is important.
Watch the potential threat"s hands. People kill you with their hands
MENTAL COLOR CODES
Condition White - Unaware, not alert, unprepared.
Condition Yellow - Alert, aware, good situational awareness.
Condition Orange - You are aware of a potential threat.
Condition Red - You are acting to protect self or others.
PRINCIPALS OF PERSONAL DEFENSE
Alertness - See trouble before it gets to you.
Decisiveness - Pick a course of action and DO IT.
Aggressiveness - He started it. You finish it.
Speed - The best fight is over before the bad guy thinks it started.
Coolness - Keep your head under pressure.
Ruthlessness - The only unfair fight is the one YOU LOSE.
Surprise - Do the unexpected. FIGHT!
Keep your head down and keep the faith,