I remember my dad telling me that back in his day when someone got in a fight, it was always one person on another.
After the fight you would shake hands and this would result in a mutual respect and the conflict sorted. In some cases you would end up good mates. In those days if someone kicked you when you were down or a third party entered the fight they would be looked down upon.
The good old days are long gone…
Today it seems we have done a 180 degree turn and if you don’t jump in for a mate you are looked down upon, with cheap shots becoming all too common. In today’s society we have lost the etiquette we once had. We are seeing an alarming increase of violence and the nature of attacks are changing. It is common today to see group attacks, sucker punches and weapons used as we have lost boundaries and it seems we are losing control.
I believe various reasons have contributed to the shift in society. An increase in alcohol consumption has fueled more violence. We also have a lot more exposure to violence on TV and our younger generations are being influenced by violent video games with them becoming accepted as the norm. With increasing cultural diversity in recent times we as a nation have not adapted and often find racial differences reason to accept violence especially in large group situations.
With these changes I believe it is even more important to know how to defend oneself in all situations including group attacks and where weapons are involved. Krav Maga gives you confidence in knowing how to defend yourself in these situations.