This post isn't really about military training it's about a funny conversation I had with a new student just this week. He had come in for a trial lesson and to see what we're all about. I won't mention names although i'm sure he wouldn't mind too much.
Anyway we were talking about knife defence and i mentioned how many people here had been in a situation where someone had pulled a knife on them and what that was like (myself included) etc . I asked him have you ever had something like that happen to you? (many people have) and he replied
"Yes, only last year as I was walking home when a car pulled up next to me and before I knew it I was surrounded by five guys that demanded my wallet. I thought about trying to fight back but then one of them pulled out a knife" and then he asked "what would you have done?"
I said "I think i would have used some military training on them "
He looked really interested so I continued
"My brother inlaw was in the Aust Infantry for over 20 years and once while talking he taught me the secret to solving any conflict with a superior officer" or in this case superior numbers and it's called "Yes Sir" as in "the next time someone pulls out a knife and demands your wallet just say ...Yes Sir.... and hand it over"
We both kinda laughed and kept talking about the classes etc, but in truth not a single thing that you own is worth dying for.
Keep that in mind the next time before you risk everything for very little.