- The big guy is there to distract the victim from the attacker. The handshake is awkward and a bit eccentric. He hugs the victim and purposely turns the victim’s head from seeing the attacker approach; this sets the stage.• • Pay attention to the speed and angle that the attacker approaches. Upon approach, the quick assessment of the victim tells us the intent.• • Bumming a cigarette is a mental distraction to get the victim focused on something else. Put the mind and body to work while he lays the rest of the trap.• • Hiding his injured hand.• • As he gets the cigarette from the victim, subtle head nod to his partner giving confirmation. Using his partner’s cigarette to light his own provides a valid reason to close the distance. While lighting his cigarette he checks the victims awareness one last time.• • Executes attack.• • At least (7) pre-attack indicators. Notice how many were covered by the partner or under the guise of other “normal” movements.• • Even if the victim was paying attention it is unlikely he would have caught all of the pre-attack indicators. This is why having a threshold for decision making is so important. I could make a whole video on that topic alone. For more info on decision making, check out Episode 4 of the Lessons Learned Series on my YouTube channel or website.
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