This blog from a year or so ago gets more searches and reads than any other past blog. Here are my all time fave self defense quotes (with a few new ones added);

“Voilence of motion trumps technique” Unknown

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” – Winston Churchill

“If you want to control variables, hit first. If you don’t or aren’t able to hit first, you better know how to fight”
R. Hoover

“Krav Maga is self defense for dummies and lazy people. Lucky for us that’s 99% of America!” M. Slane

“surviving violent encounters is a matter of mastering fundamentals, being meaner than a junkyard dog and getting lucky.” SGT Brannon Hicks!!

“Krav Maga is my support system for when my sucker punch didn’t work.” R. Hoover

“Self defense is recovery from stupidity or bad luck.” SGT Miller

“Self defense is a short list of techniques that may get you out alive when you’re already screwed” SGT Miller

“Instructors, when someone is coming to you to learn self defense they are literally putting thier lives in your hands!” M. Slane

“When self defense becomes complicated, it is no longer self defense.” R. Hoover

“No intelligent man has ever lost a fight to someone who said ‘I’m gonna kick your ass’.” SGT Rory Miller

“Your instructor, system, art and cool techniques won’t save you. Going forward, going hard, going now and going off with all the hatred and rage you can muster will.” M. Slane

“When any person, idea, technique, school, piece of gear, team or tactic is put on a pedestal, we risk stopping progress.” Rob Pincus

“Don’t hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.” Teddy Roosevelt

“It is much easier and safer to scare someone into submission than to beat them into submission.” SGT RORY MILLER in Facing Violence.

“Danger, if met head on, can be nearly halved” W. Churchill

“If I learn 1,000 techniques with my luck I’ll go out on the street and be attacked by number 1,001.” J. Whitman

“Every asshole has an asshole buddy nearby.” M. Slane

“They’ll eventually let ya out of prison, you’re in the casket for good.” M. Slane

”after initial contact all plans go to hell” Patton

“The wicked flee when no man pursues but the righteous are bold as a lion.” Proverbs 28:1

“No matter how enmeshed a commander becomes in his plans, it is occasionally necessary to consider the enemy” Churchill

“We don’t call it knife defenses, we call it Knife survival.” SGT MJR Nir Maman

“Everybody’s got a plan until they get smacked in the face” M. Tyson

“If ya ain’t cheating, ya ain’t trying” Various sources

“Home intruders are terrorists without a political agenda.” SGT Sanford Strong

“Listening to the average martial artists talk about real world violence is like listening to ten year olds talk about sex.” SGT. Rory Miller

“If you’re in a fair fight your tactics suck!” Various

“Krav Maga, so that one may walk in peace.” Imi Lichtenfeld

“Self defense is flipping a switch to go from overwhelmed, terrified and uncomprehending to going forward with rage and hatred to do the maximum amount of damage in the minimum amount of time and getting the heck out of there.” M. Slane

“Ask any police officer whom they would rather face…1) a very proficient martial artist or 2) a crazy who wants to claw their face and chew on their eyes. They take the martial artist every time”. SGT Miller

“If the scumbags are going to use violence as a weapon we must perfect violence and weald it better than they do”. M. Slane

“Nobody on their death beds have ever said ‘I wish I would have watched more TV’.” M. Slane

“I don’t have takedown defense? My fist is my takedown D!” S. Slane



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  1. Forget fair! – if the fight were fair, it’d be called a sport – me

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