Survival of any kind is about the same general things:
- Training - ongoing, ever changing and challenging
- Situational Awareness - if you are unaware you have little chance regardless of all other factors.
- Avoidance of Risk
- Conservation of energy - in this case acting as rapidly as possible to end the situation.
- Luck that the above five items allows you to take advantage of. Might also be called environmental advantage but often there isnt alot you can do to affect this because you cant say when most situations will occur other than in general terms (night, day, club, alley, etc) basically being in a position or situation that allows you to get a shot off accurately and rapidly or allows you to escape the situation or protects you in some way.
Last edited by BGutzman; September 5, 2012 at 12:04 PM.