Chris Sajnog sharing his tips on personal protection

Personal Safety Tips from a Retired Navy S.E.A.L.

Hey guys, what’s going on Chris Sajnog here, retired Navy Seal and founder of the SEAL training system. And in this post, I want to teach you three Personal Safety Tips for your personal protection. Now let’s go ahead and get started. 

A lot of times when we find ourselves in a stressful situation, especially a violent encounter of some sort, we may be dropping a bunch of F-bombs, in hopes that maybe saying a bunch of offensive F words is somehow magically going to help protect us or our families. 

In reality, there are three better more useful F words that I’m going to teach you that can help you protect yourself or your family in any violent situation.

They are:

  • To Flow
  • Fight
  • Follow Up

Natural Human Responses

A lot of times people have heard about fight or flight or freeze. So those are the three natural human responses to any stressful situation that people are taught. But what I like to teach is the fourth F, and that is to flow.

So what happens in a stressful situation, is you’re going to fight if you understand the situation, and you believe you can win that situation. The next one is to take flight or to run away. And you’re going to do that when you understand the situation. But you think you can’t win that situation.

The other one is the deer in the headlights, and that is to freeze. What happens here is, that you have no idea what the situation is happening. At that moment. So you’ve got fight, flight, and freeze. But there is a fourth reaction, and that is flow. So that’s what I want you to do.

Chris Sajnog shares his three F words for personal safety.


First in these personal safety tips is to flow. Now flowing means that you are flowing like water through any situation, you’re just smooth as can be. It means that you are in control of the situation. 

How do you flow through a situation, you practice enough, and you understand situational awareness. You understand other people, and how to control yourself and other people in all kinds of situations. You’re going to be able to flow through that situation if you can do these things.


The second F is simply to fight. When it comes time to fight, I want you to fight your ass off. That’s right, I want you to go for it. You have to go all out. When you’ve decided it is time to fight, it’s time to fight.

You need to do everything you can to prevail because you’ve already done everything you could do to plan out and prevent this from ever happening. You’ve done your due diligence. But now this situation has pushed you to the point where this is your last option.

I want you to not have to fight. It’s not like a pacifist-type thing, it’s just a smart thing. Just remember to fight your ass off.

Follow Up

Our third F is to follow up. I am all about learning from our past mistakes and also learning from things we do well. So looking at every situation, and going, “How could you have prevented that violent encounter in the past? How could you have prepared yourself and your family better for that violent encounter?”

So just remember to always follow up and learn from what you’ve done in the past.

Alright, so that is it.

Remember those three F words as your personal safety tips which flow through every situation that you’re in. Heck, you should be flowing through your entire life. Next is to fight your ass off when it comes time to fight, and then finally follow up. Learn from your mistakes. Learn from your experiences. Whatever you do always be getting better and improving yourself. That is all I have time for today. Until next time you guys keep paving your path to perfection.

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