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Self defense test...take it, your answers may surprise you.

Surviving Street Violence Self Defense Training Quiz
1. What is the most effective self defense weapon for the average law-abiding citizen?
A knife
A gun
Your brain
A dog
Your cell phone

2. How can pain best be used to your advantage as a self defense tool?
Biting down hard
It can’t be counted on at all
Pain compliance/submission techniques
Jabbing with a pen or other small, sharp instrument
None of the above

3. In training for a gun disarm, approximately how many practice repetitions of taking the gun away from your training partner will it take to master this technique?
300 or more
None of the above (never train in this manner)

4. What is the one thing you can rely on to know when you must immediately use violence to defend yourself?
Absence of choice
A weapon is involved
Your opponent begins swearing at you
He’s just shoved you
He suddenly stops talking

5. What do you do if you find yourself facing multiple attackers?
Pick out the biggest guy and take him out first
Pick out the smallest guy and take him out first
Attack the middle of the group to split their efforts
Look for a wall or support to use as leverage
None of the above

6. What can you learn by watching video of the VICTIM in a night-time street assault?
How not to react
Small actions by the attacker that the victim missed
Which movements DON’T work in a violent confrontation
Clues to being more aware of your surroundings
Nothing, you must focus on the winner

7. You’re empty-handed facing an armed man, and there’s no place to run. What’s the optimal distance to keep from your attacker?
As far away as possible
Follow the “21-foot rule”
5 feet
As close as possible
None of the above

8. You’ve decided to take a martial arts class to learn to protect yourself. What part of your training will leave you most vulnerable if facing unexpected street violence?
Repetitive training of the same movements over and over
Operating in a competitive environment
Bowing and other formal movements
Having practiced in bare feet on indoor mats
Forms and other katas

9. Who can teach you the most about saving your life in a true life-or-death struggle?
A martial arts master
An MMA fighter
A bouncer
A violent criminal

10. A confrontation between you and some jerk has just escalated to shoving. What’s your next move?
Attack him with everything you’ve got
Hit him just once to teach him a lesson
Walk away
Continue trying to talk your way out
Shove him back so he knows he can’t intimidate you

Answer Question

Asked by Michigan-Mom74 at 4:15 AM on Feb. 11, 2013 in Just for Fun

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Answers (5)
  • Here is the site addy to see how many of your answers you got right or wrong...No cheating!!


    Comment by Michigan-Mom74 (original poster) at 4:19 AM on Feb. 11, 2013

  • I got 8 out of 10 :)

    Most of the answers were common sense ...

    Answer by winterglow at 5:30 AM on Feb. 11, 2013

  • I got 9 out of 10.

    Answer by kmath at 12:33 PM on Feb. 11, 2013

  • I got 9 out of 10 as well. Question 6 is kind of sketchy if you can't actually watch the video they are talking about.

    Answer by Crafty26 at 5:25 PM on Feb. 11, 2013

  • Good post - interesting read on the link

    Answer by tasches at 5:30 PM on Feb. 11, 2013

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