I appreciate that as a social worker you had to try to find techniques that were non-violent; hence trying to defuse the conflict prior to escalation. In my own experience, however, I’ve not seen many tactics work effectively other than to move before the would-be assailant(s) makes their move, use total overwhelming violence, and stop only when no one can possibly get up again to pose a potential threat. It’s nasty, which is why I far prefer to avoid being anywhere near a place that’s potentially dodgy, but nasty is better than waking up (or not…) in a hospital bed.

Oh, and then bugger off before the cavalry arrives and arrests you for defending yourself against those poor misunderstood would-have-been assailants.

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