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The world of self-defence is often glamorised in various forms of media, presenting a spectacle of sensational and unrealistic techniques that captivate audiences and prey on the gullible.

While these portrayals may be entertaining, they are more often than not lacking practicality and may even foster a false sense of security.

Lets take a look into the reasons why spectacular and unrealistic techniques sell, despite having no place in the reality of effective personal protection.

One of the primary reasons for the popularity of these unrealistic systems lies in their entertainment value. Movies, TV shows, and social media often exaggerate and sensationalise combative situations for dramatic effect.

Spectacular techniques, even if impractical, contribute to the visual appeal and excitement, making them more marketable to a wide audience.

People are drawn to these methods that tap into wish-fulfillment fantasies. These systems often portray the protagonist effortlessly overcoming multiple attackers or executing spectacular moves.

These scenarios appeal to the desire for empowerment and the illusion of invincibility, creating a market demand for flashy but impractical self-defence methods.

In reality, effective self-defence involves a combination of awareness, de-escalation skills, Mindset, fear management and practical techniques. However, the allure of unrealistic self-defence lies in its promise of quick and flashy solutions to complex threats. Some people may be more attracted to the idea of a single, spectacular move that can neutralise any threat, despite the impracticality of such notions.

The disconnect between cinematic portrayals of self-defence and actual threats in the real world contributes to the appeal of unrealistic techniques. Viewers may not fully grasp the complexities of real-world violence, leading them to believe that fantastical moves are suitable for genuine self-defence situations. This misconception can be dangerous and contribute to a false sense of security.

The commercialisation of self-defence often prioritises marketability over practicality. Products and training programs that promise extraordinary results may garner more attention and sales, even if their effectiveness in real-world scenarios is questionable. The emphasis on marketability can perpetuate the cycle of promoting unrealistic self-defence techniques.

While flashy self-defence techniques may look impressive on social media, their effectiveness in real-life situations is often limited. Relying on impractical moves can lead to increased vulnerability, as individuals may neglect more effective, proven methods of personal protection. Embracing unrealistic self-defence techniques may also pose risks if individuals attempt to apply them in genuine threatening situations.

Promoting practical and realistic self-defence training is essential for fostering genuine personal safety. Effective self-defence involves understanding the emotional, the psychological, the physiological, and physical techniques that are proven to work in real-life scenarios. Emphasising the importance of practical training over flashy spectacle is crucial for empowering individuals with the skills necessary for genuine self-protection.

While spectacular and unrealistic self-defence may capture the imagination and generate revenue, its appeal often lacks a foundation in reality. Recognising the entertainment value of such portrayals is crucial, but individuals must also understand the limitations of these flashy techniques in real situations. Embracing practical and proven training methods is essential for cultivating genuine personal safety and resilience in the face of real-world threats.


DJN

Fendo UK

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