The best part of knowing how to fight, is that you don’t need to.
As an example, I was walking to the parking building to get my car after working an evening shift in Croydon. It was around half past 1 in the morning, and it’s about a 15 minute walk through backstreets with nooks and crannies and the odd nightclub. A man was walking in the opposite direction, on the other side of the street, then I noticed he changed direction and was crossing the road. It took a few seconds to realise that he was coming towards me!
He came up and asked if I wanted to share a taxi, which I politely declined, saying I’d be fine walking. The next question was whether I had any money to spare, to which I replied that I don’t carry cash for safety-reasons. He got progressively more and more insistent, and I was getting uncomfortable, so decided to start looking for a way out.
Looking around, I figured that turning my back would probably be a bad idea, being completely alone. So I took a step back, looked him up and down and decided that yeah, I could take him down if I absolutely had to. Continue Reading