Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Navy SEAL on self-defense (video)
A former Navy SEAL commander says the best defense is to run: This is why
(Business Insider, Dec. 23, 2017) Jocko Willink, a former Navy SEAL commander, host of the "Jocko Podcast," and author of Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual, believes our best chances might be to run from a fight.
Jocko Willink: If someone attacks me and they want to punch or kick me, I can just run away. They're not holding onto me. I can get away from them.
It's when someone grabs you that you need some technique to get out of there, or someone takes you to the ground -- that's when you need some technique to get out of there. If someone just wants to punch me, well, I'll walk away from them or run away from them. That's okay.
Hi, I'm Jocko Willink. I'm retired from the military and just wrote a book called Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual.
Obviously, I am a fan of jiu-jitsu. Number 1: It's very practical, like I said, for self-defense. And again, the goal of jiu-jitsu in self-defense isn't to take someone down to the ground. The goal in jiu-jitsu for self-defense is actually to be able to defend yourself on the ground, get up, and get away from an attacker. That's what the goal is.
Now, some people might think: “Well, Jocko, I don't want to run away if somebody wants to fight me. I want to fight them.” Well, let's think about where that might end up for you. Number 1: You don't know if this person has a weapon or not....