Britain, Australia, New Zealand, colloquial. Perhaps a blend of squint + quiz
- [noun] a look.
- [verb] to peer at or eye suspiciously.
But because this month’s external focus is Self-Defense vs. Unarmed, we’re going to add a new definition:
3. a self-defense quiz (contraction of self-defense and quiz)
And since our internal focus is The Candle (meditation) we’re going to add in that element as well.
Squiz: Cabal Fang Martial Arts Training Involution #160
- The last time you stayed in a hotel, did you request a room between the 2nd and 4th floors? (FYI, fire ladders don’t reach beyond the 4th)
- Do you know your spouse or significant other’s license plate number?
- Do you know the nearest safe harbors to both home and work? (A safe harbor is a location that’s open 24 hours which has some kind of security presence)
- Do you have your attorney’s phone number memorized in case you’re arrested?
- Do you know your state’s laws regarding use of force?†
- Is there at least a quarter of a tank of gas in your vehicle right now?
- Do you have a fully stocked first aid kit in your home that contains a first aid manual?
Expand your definition of meditation beyond sitting on the floor in lotus position reciting a holy mantra. Your mind treats visualization like actual experience with 80% efficiency. Which means that in addition to preserving your spirit, it might preserve you body in a self-defense situation.
- Have you spent at least five minutes this week visualizing what you would do if you were the victim of a violent attack, such as a carjacking, abduction or sexual assault?
- Have you spent at least five minutes this week visualizing what you would do if someone tried to force their way into your home or office?
- Have you spent at least five minutes this week visualizing your own demise? “Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily.” ~Hagakure
That’s 10 questions. How did you score?
10 = A
9 = B
8 = C
7 = D
6 or less = F
† In my home state of Virginia, USA, our laws are basically “stand your ground lite.” In other words, I don’t have to run, but I can use only sufficient force to ensure my safety. Details here.