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27. "D & E" - The ABCs of Conflict Avoidance

Master's Message children's class discussion topic of the week.

This week we will discuss letter D & E.


Don’t put yourself in a worse situation than you are already in.

For instance, if it was a burglar who has broken into your house pointing a gun, let them take what they want. It is safer to lose your money and valuables than your life. If you have home insurance, your insurance company will replace everything that has been taken.

In this example, fighting the burglar, arguing, or provoking them, could put your life and that of your family in more danger.



Your environment can be used to your advantage.

It can also be used against you by an attacker.

Be aware of your environment and what is around you.

For example, notice:

Escape routes such as fire exits. Places to hide.

People you can run to for help, such as security guards, teachers, shopkeepers, or neighbors that you know.

Note objects that you could use for self defence as a shield or weapon, such as a stick, broom, or gardening tool. Keep knives out of sight in your home, or they could be used against you if someone broke in. Don't leave bricks or large rocks in your front yard as they may tempt someone to throw them through your window. Don't leave anything valuable showing through your car or home window.

Adults can keep their car keys in their hand to be used as a self defence weapon. Keep something in between you and the troublemaker(s), such as a table, a parked car, or other people.



Cobra Martial Arts & Fitness Centres - Personal Development Program - 1991.


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