A tactic (tactical action) is a small-sphere action used for short-term protection. It takes place within an overall strategy, providing a high-level, short-range protective action that must is taken immediately against a threat that has breached strategic protections. Taekwondo is a tactical action that supports the self-defense strategy. There are two types of tactical actions: soft and hard.
Soft Tactical Action. Soft tactics are indirect measures, such as barriers, obstacles, locks, fences, alarms, demeanor, confidence, etc. They delay, deter, or prevent attacks but they do not cause injury or death.
Hard Tactical Action. Hard tactics are direct measures such as kicks, punches, dogs, firearms, or other weapons. They may also delay, deter, and prevent attacks but they use direct actions that may cause injury or death.