There is always a chance of violence, no matter what the situation is. This is even more true during an emergency situation, when people are being pushed to the breaking point. There is nothing that some people won’t do to keep their family fed, and that means possibly attacking, stealing, and killing to do so. If this is a situation that you happen to find yourself in, you are going to want to know how to defend yourself and others from any hostile forces.
The most basic piece of self defense equipment is the gun. This is more commonly used for offence though and if you are going to be robbed, you can pretty much expect the attacker to have a gun. Unfortunately, the only good defense against a gun is either a bigger gun or a bullet proof vest. The Kevlar vest is only so good and won’t protect against head or limb shots. If you do choose to defend yourself with a firearm, just make sure that you are properly trained to do so and if you do not have the necessary training available to you, always make sure that you confirm the target before squeezing the trigger. Thousands die every year from gun accidents and shooting a loved one would be the worst thing that anyone could ever do.
It has been said that a well trained mind is the deadliest weapon of all and if you are completely knowledgeable about martial arts and human anatomy, you are going to be in possession of the deadliest weapon that humanity has ever seen. The speed and agility of the classic martial arts are nothing compared to the raw effectiveness of a skill like Krav Maga. Krav Maga is a martial art that was developed to incapacitate an opponent as quickly as possible. It makes use of the weak point in the human anatomy to devastate anyone. If your situation requires some hand to hand combat, this martial art is the one that you are going to want to learn if you plan on winning.