All forms of life must deal with predators that seek to take their food, water, clothing, and shelter, or who want to battle them over territory, harm them to prove superiority, harm or kill them because of some perceived threat, or harm or kill them simply for enjoyment. Human are no exception. For people who live in natural habitats, they must deal with all types of predators indigenous to the habitat in which they are located. For people in living in towns and cities, their major threat is from human predators. Here are some observations about human predators:
Most human predators do not intend to kill, they just want something you have, but they are fully capable of killing, and will kill if they consider it necessary or beneficial to them. When dealing with human predators, you must consider their predisposition to kill when choosing how to defend against them—assume the worse.
For human predators, attacking others is a way of life. Just as you do as a martial artist, they train daily and are good at it, so, when you deal with them, you are at a disadvantage. You train for what might happen; they train to make it happen. To deal with them, you must know their tactics, be capable of defending against them, and be willing to do whatever it takes to defend against them. When it comes to dealing with a predator, you are a rookie dealing with a professional.
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