Decide to Survive

When dealing with a criminal confrontation, the sole goal is survival. It's not about how many punches you can land, how many "points" you can score, how tough you are or how long you can go toe to toe. It is about survival and escape in whatever forms that may take given the situation presented to you.

To help you with this concept we give you the acronym for SURVIVAL as utilized by our military.

  • S ize up the situation, surroundings, physical condition, equipment.
  • U se all your senses.
  • R emember where you are.
  • V anquish fear and panic.
  • I mprovise and improve.
  • In  alue living.
  • A ct like the natives.
  • L ive by your wits.
  • To help you master the keys to survival, come join our next RAD class. Be safe out there!


    ** Angie M. Tarighi is the CEO / Founder of Women's Self-Defense Institute providing self defense training, education awareness & personal protection products empowering women to fight back against crime.