-Written and taught by: Master Monty Hendrix
Þ Always have total awareness. Never be caught off guard and be sure to keep distractions at a minimum.
Þ Always train to “expect the unexpected”. Never assume you have “seen it all”.
Þ Always train with a beginner’s mindset. Absorb as much about self defense from all sources you have available. Never assume you “know it all”.
Þ Always avoid a conflict if possible. Use common sense. Never instigate a situation or abuse your skill.
Þ Always have an exit strategy. Never let yourself get surrounded.
Þ Always assume an athletic defensive posture if confronted. Never make your self look small and defenseless.
Þ Always work toward learning to harness your fear. Never let fear control you. Use it to your advantage and strength.
Þ Always have a safety strategy for your family. Never assume your family will react correctly without proper training and preparation.
Þ Always have the confidence that you can protect yourself. Never carry a defeatist attitude.
Þ Always look for an: opening, a weakness and an opportunity to escape or to disorient your opponent. Never ever ever ever hesitate.
Þ If you must fight then… Always fight to win. Never ever ever ever give up.