1. Safety at all costs
“If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.”

2. Soft Skills (Awareness) before Hard Skills (Tools & Tactics)
“Violence is never the answer, but when it is… it’s the only answer.”

3. Avoid the threat or eliminate it
“If you can’t stop it, destroy it.”

4. Keep it simple
“Keep it instinctive, accessible, applicable – fancy will get you killed.”

5. Keep them in the O.O.D.A. Loop
“Reset the computer through sufficient pain & damage, take their center.”

6. Get Offline, Stay Offline
“You can’t hit a target that isn’t in the line of fire.”

7. Defend & Attack simultaneously
“Between stimulus and response, there is a gap. The one who fills it wins.”

8. Know Your Range
“When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”

9. Target vulnerable areas
“It’s not always about POWER – it’s about PLACEMENT!”

10. Be first, be explosive, and cause as much pain and damage as quickly as possible
“The only way to stop a violent encounter is with overwhelming violence.”

11. Flip the switch from prey to predator
“A victim mentality creates a victim.”

12. When facing multiple attackers: Flank & Stack, and keep moving 
“Never be a fish in a barrel.”

13. Overlap combatives (Retzev)
“Never assume your strike will have the desired effect.”

14. Principle before technique
“Methods are many, but good principles are few.”

15. Use your environment
“In the street, variables change. You either adapt and improvise or you die.”

16. Prepare for the fight
“It is always better to be the warrior in the garden than the gardener in the war.”