When it comes to personal protection against an active threat, having a defensive action plan is not a luxury but a necessity. The advantage of such a plan is:
- You’re not waiting around to be caught in the middle of an attack
- You are not forced to come up with a solution on the fly
- You have a widened scope of awareness prior to an attack
Your intent should always be to predict or prevent your involvement in any violent physical threat. However, if you have no choice but to engage a threat, you must consider your response options based on realistic expectations.