Survivalism and Self DefenseSurvivalists are always getting prepared for any kind of crisis, disaster or social disruption. They train on medical emergencies, stockpiling of food and water, self-defense and self-sufficiency. It's important to be ready to face natural disasters such as, hurricanes, earthquakes, blizzards, tornadoes and thunderstorms. They prepare to confront disasters caused by human activities like chemical spills, release of radioactive materials, nuclear emergencies, war, nuclear war, or any other kind of situation.
The extreme survivalists believe that the society may collapse in any moment and they prepare to fight for their lives. Self-defense is very important. It's any knowledge that helps defending yourself from any kind of physical damage.
Self-defense can be armed or unarmed. Armed self-defense can include lethal or nonlethal weapons. In some countries it's legal to carry lethal weapons like knifes, firearms or batons. In some countries you may need to get a license. Some non-lethal weapons can be bats, pepper spray or stunt guns. Still some weapons considered non-lethal can become lethal. Everyday objects can become weapons too, like key chains, solid objects, chairs or even a simple pen.
Unarmed defense involve defending yourself from external harm using only your body. There is a huge martial arts industry offering classes. Some styles focus on self-defense, while others can be applied to self-defense. Ancient martial arts like karate and kung fu have styles that are more artistic than combative, focusing on training the mind and the body. Styles like Jujitsu or Judo train on managing the energy of the attacker and include contact.
For more practical self-defense, modern martial arts schools use a combination of martial arts styles and techniques, and teach a customized self-defense style. They use combinations of Jujitsu, Krav Maga, Boxing, etc. There is also the modern martial arts that combine a lot of techniques and involves full body contact with no rules.
Other ways of self-defense include non violent techniques, like de-escalation (the power of words to avoid conflict) known also as verbal self-defense, and avoidance that means getting away of the potentially harmful situation.