Reprinted with Permission, June 22, 2009
Fighting is fighting and it has always been the same from David's Warriors to today's "Shock and Awe". Whether using a rock, a spear, a machete or a Glock, the principles for fighting are exactly the same. Here are a few of them.
1). Real fights are not "matches" or situations of mutually agreed upon combat where two fighters square off against each other for a prize. All fights are ambushes. Be the ambush-er and not the ambush-ee. The "fair fight" crowd may call them "sucker punches"...or "back shooting" with some disdain as their mythical heroes John Wayne and Matt Dillon would never resort to those measures. They are stupid. Being first is an advantage. Waiting for the other man to move first is not smart. Be the ambusher.
2). If you cannot be first, you need to forestall the attack by drastically causing a change in the adversary. You can do this by; Intercepting his attack, or arriving on target first. An example is that you see him go for his gun, but you are dramatically faster and you are able to shoot him before he gets into action. Or you see him pull his fist back to punch, but you are able to punch him first. If you cannot guarantee being that fast (who can?), an alternative method is to Evade the attack, or Move off the X. A wise fighter would counter attack AS he evades the initial attack.
3). Generally a face on face fight is unwise and destructive whether between men or between armies. There is a reason why most advanced militaries prize the ability to maneuver. So learn to move....agility is more important than precise marksmanship. Seek his flank or seek his back, and then deliver as much force as possible there.
4). Once the fight begins, destroy the other man. Mercy has no place in the middle of the battle. Capacity for extreme violence is a desirable character trait, so develop it and cultivate it. The tentative army will never win a single battle. This has to do with several traits such as moral certainty, feral anger, and cool control of both.
5). The objective is to win, pure and simple. The objective is not to determine the strongest fighter, or the cleverest tactician, or the most gifted athlete. The most gifted athlete will still die with a knife in his throat, the cleverest tactician will still die with a bullet in his face, and the strongest fighter will still die when run over by a Jeep. Understand your objective and devise ways to attain it.
6). Along those lines - Fair is For Fools. If your enemy is weaker than you are, over run him and squash him like a bug making use of your strength. If your enemy is as strong, deceive him, ambush him and take him when he is not ready. If your enemy is stronger, avoid him and pick him off at a distance where his strength will not help him. Some will say this is cowardly....with their last breath.
The purpose of fighting is to win and to force the other side to do as you wish. Whether for them to give you something, or to simply cause them to retreat in disorder, that is the only purpose for fighting. And contrary to the liberal's spineless whine that it solves nothing, fighting solves just about everything. Understand it and make it yours.
This article has been reprinted with
permission from Gabriel Suarez.