In the midst of chaos, ACTION BEATS REACTION says author, Rory Miller
(DRILLS: TRAINING FOR SUDDEN VIOLENCE)
That deserves repeating. Action beats reaction.
I LIKE IT. Most folks agree with the logic. But look at the application reality in that most
devastating moment of violence: when we get caught off guard.
The predator’s gotchya. The violence is pouring in:
Reaction is……. to block.
Reaction is……..to evade.
Reaction is……..to grab the threat’s weapon.
Reaction is……..to draw our own weapon.
No kidding? All of that classic commotion, that reaction, is too slow?
So what’s left in the tool kit, if all the cool stuff is putting us behind the curve?
The answer is: explode into the threat with an incapacitating injury — NOW!