ActiveSelfProtection 27 Jun 2016

DASHCAM VIDEO: Attack On Officer Almost Costs Him His Life | Active Self Protection

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Honest question: would you have had the ground skills to survive this attack? Kudos to Officer Hyman for being able to stay in the fight long enough for help to arrive! This is why we preach fighting skills at Active Self Protection so much.

Original video of the attack and news story with follow-up on the officer available here:

What does this video teach us about defending ourselves against an attack?

1. If your awareness is solid, you should get plenty of pre-attack cues from a robber or other attack. If you're paying attention to your surroundings and the people in your vicinity it becomes a lot easier to see who is out of place! Watch for furtive glances which are an indicator that they are looking for potential witnesses to their actions or escape routes after the attack. Check hands as well to see if they have anything in them or are hiding unnaturally in pockets. If you see a pattern that makes you uncomfortable, move from condition yellow to condition orange and take action to investigate or move to safety.
Want to learn more? There are 7 additional lessons, 3 class starters for instructors, and links to more information about this attack on our website:

Attitude. Skills. Plan.

(music in the intro and outro courtesy of Bensound at

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