Understanding what's happening in your body and brain can help you control your fear and know what to do in a dangerous situation.
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This is the third installment on how to defend yourself the smart way. We have covered the biggest mistake in self defense and the secret to winning against an attacker twice your size. This article is about how to address your fear.
Fear is a natural reaction when you know your safety is in danger.
It is not unusual to experience some of the following:
Your heart is pounding at a hundred miles per hour in your ears.
Your breathing is short and sharp.
You have tunnel vision.
You start to sweat.
You start to shake.
You can't even hear yourself think.
Hell, you don't even know what you are thinking.
You are starting to panic.
You may even wet your pants and freeze.
The Adrenaline Dump
Things happen fast, very fast, in a physical confrontation.