Mayor Garcetti talks with Mike Bonin and first responders during Dec 2017 fire.
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On Monday, January 22, 2018, over 150 BHA members heard a two-hour presentation from Peter Schultz, a security consultant and author. Mr. Schultz squeezed what usually is a four hour presentation into a little under two hours. While the best defense is to run away whenever possible, he offered the following tips on how NOT to become a victim using his specialized program of EXTREME PREEMPTION—Train, Detect, Preempt, Fast.
We all have one weapon—our mind—to use with many defense tools.
Utilize awareness and avoidance in a situation (for example, don’t park between 2 vans with blacked-out windows).
Size up would-be assailants and determine when to run and when to stand.
The easiest way to not be a victim is to run away. But if you can’t then use techniques and tools that work for you.
Defend yourself using a loud voice and telling the assailant to GET BACK.
Use defense tools such as a bat, pepper spray, tactical pen, billy club, knives, kubaton to strike an assailant in the neck, eyes, groin, ankle.
Stay calm by deep slow breathing
Understand that “villains” want three things, usually:
Cash (wants property), control (wants domination over you), chaos (terrorism)
Detect when there is a threat by noticing things that are not right, the anomalies.
Consider having a fake packet of money, damaged/invalid credit cards if assailant wants cash (throw to ground and run in opposite direction).
Violent encounters usually last three to five seconds. The best remedy is the “one second law.”
Apply the one second law to every encounter.
Use your defense tools within that one second to protect yourself.
Apply defense tools depending on where the assailant is:
Up to 5 feet away, use pepper spray, bat, cane
10 feet use super bright tactical flashlight, pepper spray, car, obstacles such as a chair or table