This is a great article by Mas Ayoob, of Lethal force Institute, where Jim Maloney and I trained also under the guidance of the great John Farnam.http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/ayoob87.html
As we train, we need to familiarize with these concepts so as to trigger the appropriate response action, once having assessed the potential threat.
Never make the mistake of thinking yourself as 'invincible' because of your training or how big and strong you might be, because you'll never know who you might come up against.
Yesterday two Boston park Rangers were stabbed by a homeless man.
The wounded rangers were identified as 46-year-old Albert Hurd, a 22-year veteran, and James Lunnin, 25, who joined the rangers this year. Authorities said the older ranger is in the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, where his condition has been upgraded to serious. [he was stabbed in the abdomen]
Lunnin was treated and released.
Hutchinson, who stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 290 pounds, has a history of bizarre and violent behavior, including unprovoked attacks on strangers and law enforcement, and episodes of savage biting, court records show. As of 2013, the records show, Hutchinson had 17 convictions — and even more arrests.
Think for a moment about such a crazed 290 pounds assailant coming at you with a knife...none of which you expected.
Then think about any assumptions you may have about your training and who you perceive yourself to be.
“We run up here, we see cops, just like, bleeding,” said Jackson Marchant, who was walking nearby when the stabbing occurred. “A lot of people were helping the cops. But he was stabbed right in the central stomach, and it was bloody, it was bleeding, his whole torso was covered in red. He was holding himself, praying.”
The wounded ranger continued praying as he was loaded into an emergency vehicle, Marchant said.