This is a guest article by my good buddy Alain Burrese. You will find a link to his site over to the right but this link will go to his blog, which is informative and interesting.
aka: What Teens know about Bullies that Parents have Forgotten.
ALL responses to a bully are painful.
The best you can do is to choose the type of pain that you hate the least…you can’t avoid pain completely. The pain is either physical or emotional and bullies are practiced masters of causing this pain to others…
Random Violence Survival Skills covers:
• Survival doesn’t mean Fighting!
• Awareness Skills
• People Skills
• Physical Skills for Evasion
• Physical Skills for Fighting
• Fighting when Surrounded
• Fighting on the Ground
This article considers the following for young adults out looking for fun ( and hopefully older folks too):
Myths Your Parents Told You
This article is about surviving the trauma of killing or seriously wounding an attacker that was trying to kill you or someone in your family, the social trauma that I call being shaken by the neck by a huge gorilla.
This email from my friend, gave me great pause:
From: Marc MacYoung;
Knives are in nearly everyone’s pocket these days. While few people will admit they hope to save themselves from assault by having a knife with them, many folks trust in that belief. The reality can be much more grim.