A Story From The Corner
I want to share this story from one of my students. I am not releasing her identity.
She was riding the subway (the tube) and she fell asleep. She was woken up by the slam of the inter-car door while the train was in motion.
Three large men whisked through and walked to the end of the car and stood huddled.
Her intuition fired like crazy, and she got off at the very next stop, long before her home.
I am very proud of her. And I want use her example as a lesson to follow your intuition.
Maybe nothing was wrong, but either way she is alive to tell the story.
As Rory Miller says in his book Meditations on Violence,
“It is better to avoid than to run; better to run than to de-escalate; better to de-escalate than to fight; better to fight than to die.”
This woman showed the best self-defense possible as far as I’m concerned!
– T.J. Kennedy