Unless you’re already taking self defense training lessons at a local school, it can be tough to find someone who’s willing to take survival as seriously as you, right?
So are you doomed to watching self defense videos all by yourself and shadow-boxing?
Here’s a sneaky strategy to try to get at least one of your buddies to wake up and start training with you…
How To Find A Self Defense Training Partner
I don’t know of any red-blooded man or woman who doesn’t have SOME fear of what they would do if faced with a violent attacker.
So when you’re sitting down with your buddy at lunch some time, simply say this…
“Let me ask you something…let’s say you were getting into your car in the parking lot and some guy grabs you by the arm and shoves a knife in your face telling you to ‘get out and get in the trunk’. What would you do?”
Then observe the look on his (or her) face. Most likely, they’ll give you an answer such as “Well, I wouldn’t get in the trunk, that’s for sure!”. That’s when you start asking the “But HOW’s”…
“But HOW would you avoid getting in the trunk?”
“But HOW would you escape from his grab in order to run away?”
“But HOW would you defend yourself when this guy starts attacking you with the knife?”
I think you get the picture!
You see, it’s the HOW’s that make people have to “put up or shut up” and take a good hard look at whether they’re truly prepared for violence.
And this is where you let them know that there IS a training solution that can give them some no nonsense tips for learning EXACTLY what to do if they should ever face a criminal…and all it takes to prepare themselves is meeting with you for about 30–60 minutes each week.
For lessons, feel free to start with any of the videos I’ve posted here on Military.com. They’re all short, easy to learn, and based on the reality of what it takes to survive a violent attack.
Good luck with your training partner hunt!