run away -- and get help

When I teach self-defense (as opposed to traditional karate -- related but distinct ideas), I use the "Five Fingers of Self Defense" model that I learned from Jun Shihan Nancy Lanoue of Thousand Waves: Think, Yell, Run, Fight, Tell. (I've put a bit of my own spin on it, so if I say something dumb on the topic blame me, not Jun Shihan Nancy!)

This 9-year-old boy knows why "Run" is better than "Fight" -- because you can go get help. A lot of guys, socialized in macho BS, need to hear that "Run" is a good strategy. This is an excellent example to keep in mind.

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