There are four indisputable principles you need to align yourself with if you hope to get maximum benefit and optimal results from self-defense.
First of all, you need to think of self-defense as being synonymous with health.
Secondly, you have to accept the fact that newly acquired knowledge and skills will “erode” over time unless you make a deliberate effort to implement them into your lifestyle.
Thirdly, acknowledge that a fight is a challenging “athletic event.” The quality of your performance will be determined by qualities that you bring to the encounter.
Lastly, the benefits of self-defense have little to do with a particular system, program or method. The primary benefits are not limited to surviving a violent encounter “some day.” They will come immediately as a result of consistent, ongoing training and lifestyle improvements.