Watch your six! What does that mean? Basically it means to watch your back so that you are not ambushed from behind. This is really sound advice. If someone can attack you from behind by ambushing you or blindsiding you it may be enough that you simply will not be able to defend yourself. If someone wishes you serious harm they probably will want to take the first shot at you without you seeing it. That way you won’t be able to defend yourself. So not allowing this happen is essential and that is where your skill development can come in. Develop the ability to keep your back guarded by having a wall behind you or some type of furniture that would require someone to navigate around it. When out and about I always make it a point to guard my back by placing a wall at it when possible or some type of obstacle. When that is impossible I utilize my peripheral vision with head turns to check my six regularly. I will also try to place myself at an angle that gives me the best vision of an area. that way I know who comes into that area at any time. Bottom line most attacks to your back can be avoided if you are aware of your surroundings and the people around you. If you are vigilant and simply utilize a few measures it probably will be very difficult for someone to sneak up on you. Watch your six!
Brian R. VanCise
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