- Feb 23, 2014
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But there are non-fighting aspects of self-defense as well. For example, when someone takes a self-defense class they usually aren't sparring and fighting each other. They may strike a bag and work on escapes but there's no sparring. Self-defense isn't always about fighting. At least for me, the majority of the self-defense that I do doesn't require fighting.
There have been people who don't know how to fight, who have successfully fought off attackers.. In terms of self-defense the attackers are usually trying to do something else other than get in a boxing match with you.
The way I see it is. Fighting is self-defense, but Self-defense isn't only about fighting. Self-defense stategies is not the same as fighting strategies.
This falls down if you have moved from a place we can see to a place we can't see.
So if say self defence school can't fight. But they say they focus on de-escalation, awareness, or whatever.
We still need to verify that works.
Not everything successful in the school occurring somewhere nobody Chan check.