S.D.A Civilian Force Continuum

Embarking on the Civilian Force Continuum Journey 

Embarking on the journey of self-defense entails unraveling the intricacies of the Civilian Force Continuum, a compass that equips you with the wisdom to maneuver through diverse situations. At Sanami Defense Academy, we guide you through this continuum, providing insights that are essential for responsible and effective responses.

  1. Fleeing and Evading: Prioritize personal safety by creating distance and seeking a safe environment. Swiftly disengaging from a potential threat is a proactive strategy.

  2. Contacting Assistance: Recognize the value of avoiding conflict altogether. In today's connected world, leverage technology to call for help, alert law enforcement, or use various signaling methods such as yelling for assistance, calling out "rape," using a whistle, or engaging nearby individuals who are willing to help or contact authorities. Enhancing your ability to navigate potentially dangerous situations before resorting to any physical response is a proactive strategy.
  3. Physical Presence: Channel confidence and awareness through body language. Stand tall, maintain eye contact – projecting strength without aggression. Relying solely on mindset and awareness, while powerful tools, might not deter a determined aggressor. Reading the situation, identifying pre-assault cues like picking, grooming, blading, shifting weight, and glancing around. Adapting your physical presence accordingly become a vital element.

  4. Verbal De-escalation: Skillfully use words to defuse a situation. Employ verbal ji jitsu, such as raising your voice with firm requests followed by calm tones and apologies. Utilize communication to redirect and de-escalate confrontations.

  5. Soft Empty Hand Techniques: Apply subtle, minimally forceful actions, such as pressure points or joint manipulation. Redirecting someone away from conflict showcases the finesse of this approach.

  6. Hard Empty Hand Techniques: When necessary, employ more forceful actions like strikes or controlled takedowns. A well-executed strike can act as a deterrent, offering a physical response when required. If necessary, affecting an assailant from breathing and seeing effectively can be deployed. Zapping the energy level is a useful tool if cardio comes into play and worst-case scenario, skeletal structures. If it is not intact, it can't work. 

  7. Less-Lethal Options: Temporarily incapacitate using tools like pepper spray or stun guns. Strategically deploying pepper spray, for instance, creates an opportunity for a safe escape.

  8. Lethal Force: Reserved as the last resort for life-threatening situations. Recognize when the use of lethal force becomes necessary, preserving life by any means required, such as legally carried firearms.

Knowledge empowers, especially in matters of safety. Join us in navigating the layers of the Civilian Force Continuum, empowering yourself with the tools to confidently face life's uncertainties.