July 10, 2013 Self Defence How Safe Are You

Criminals look for people who are not paying attention to their surroundings, and then use the element of surprise to their advantage. Victims come from all walks of life.

The thing about people who commit acts of violence is that they do not want to get caught. The crime survey for England and Wales, estimates there were 8.9million crimes in 2012. In the latest figures released 3.7 million crimes were recorded by police between January and December 2012 of which 551 were killings. Theft from a person has risen 8%. People are being victimized or are being targeted to be victims each and every day. To avoid becoming a victim, you need to take charge of your own safety. There are no guarantees, but actively turning your thoughts and actions toward crime prevention and self-defence can help lower chances of becoming a target or casualty. Preventing crime requires an active mind and body. It means paying attention to your instincts, to other people, and to your surroundings. It means constantly training your brain and limbs to act defensively. Security has to be proactive, if you allow yourself to get into slipshod or a lax way of thinking when it relates to your security, it will be very difficult to change that pattern when you find yourself under threat. The main problem with personal security is people fall in to the trap it won’t happen to me, it reminds me of a time when a very wealthy individual installed the latest security system to protect the home and valuable works of art. Only to learn a few days later that the home while he had been away had been robbed, it transpired that he did not turn the alarm on. We all have an internal alarm as well. It usually tells us when we are walking into a bad situation. Yet many ignore it because they have a false sense of security or are in denial that crime can happen to them.

Many times, your eyes, ears, nose, skin, and tongue will give clues indicating that something threatening is ahead. Another powerful indicator, widely known as a sixth sense, can also hint at danger. Trust when something doesn’t seem right because these senses are the ones that saved our ancestors in the caveman days. Taking steps to prevent crime can help lower chances of an attack, but there are no guarantees of complete safety. For this reason, it’s a good idea to have several plans on how to defend yourself and your property.


Written by Sam Markey



I just completed the level 1 kapap course, I’ve been doing different types of martial arts and self defence for many years, and I was very impressed with the course.

Sam took the 5 day course, his knowledge and style of teaching made everyone comfortable which made the learners learn the kapap techniques more easily.

The system covers a wide variety of techniques both empty hand aswell as weapons, single attacks to multiple attacks, the kapap leaves no stone unturned. I would recommend it to anyone.

Jimmy Kelly

The KAPAP ethos of family, no bull and big ego’s is positively refreshing to say the least. Sam has an amazing amount of knowledge and I have nothing but admiration for his teaching style.

Since starting my own small KAPAP club in Great Yarmouth support from Sam and other members of the KAPAP UK community has been absolutely brilliant and I can’t thank them enough for this.

Brett Mackenzie