Originally Posted by FlatFender
Of course, training always helps one to prepare for any sort of situation.
Some in this thread have made the assumption that if she isn't a cop, or doesn't regularly train that there is nothing that she could have done to defend herself, and I don't buy it.
I made no assumptions. I did say all this i will do the and I will do that talk is BS. Without training, and dynamic training at that you are not ready for an encounter such as this. That statement doesn't mean that a person couldn't defend themselves without training, nor does it mean you have to have extensive training. It just simple means without the training you are not prepared. You could have the best training in the world and be totally ready for an attack and when it comes do nothing, however it won't be because you were not prepared. At no point did I suggest she, you or anybody couldn't defend themselves with or without training