Be A Hard Target!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I was fortunate to catch Ken Murray traveling through Chicago this past weekend and this time the camera cooperatedJ!  For those of you who don’t know Ken, he is the author of “Training at the Speed of Life”.  Ken is an icon in the professional, public safety industry.  Police Academy Instructors all over the globe teach his Reality Based Training Concepts which save officers’ lives!


I asked Ken about the series of calculated steps an attacker takes and Ken referred to these steps as the four T’s: Targeting, Testing, Trauma & Take Off


Ken and I are both very passionate about personal safety and sharing our knowledge to help others.  He is often frustrated witnessing others in public whose behaviors make them a ‘soft target’ or an easy victim.  If you pay attention, you may be able to pick up his strong feelings regarding this while watching the below video.


You must always be ready and have a back-up plan in case the threat escalates into an attack.  Understand that you can do everything right to discourage an attack by being a ‘hard target’ and the attack may still occur.  We are not faulting anyone who has been attacked nor or we saying that you can prevent all attacks from occurring.  You must be ready to protect yourself.  You must have a plan!  That being said, condition your mind and behaviors to “Be A Hard Target” and you’ll become far less vulnerable!