Risk Reduction

By Robert Robillard on Uncategorized

Risk Reduction

Risk Reduction and Personal Safety

As a police officer and self defense instructor I have learned that there are no guarantees with anything.

No one can say that physical defense is always the absolute right option in every situation. And there is no one fighting style or technique that is completely undefeatable.

But having a heightened sense of awareness and using common sense and sound defensive strategies, you can greatly reduce your odds of being a victim.

The best way not to become a victim is by practicing “risk reduction” strategies and “avoidance techniques”.

Proper training, such as a self defense class or a RAD program will better prepare you to decide whether physical defense is the option you will choose.

I volunteer at two local community RAD programs and I feel that the RAD program is a must for all women and should be a prerequisite for all girls going off to college.

Rick Reduction Rules

The option to fight is yours and should be based on a candid assessment of the situation and your skills.

Never believe or try to reason with your attacker. He has a completely different value system.

Never go anywhere with an attacker. He is probably trying to take you to a more remote location with little/no opportunity for help or escape.

Never get into a stranger’s vehicle. Dangers are the same as above and your fighting ability is greatly reduced.

If the option presents itself and your capable – RUN!!!!

Stay safe!

See my child safety and risk reduction post.

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Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor

Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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