From Funker Tactical, “Effective preemptive striking can save your life when a violent confrontation is imminent. In this Krav Maga tutorial video, Ryan Hoover from Fit-To-Fight Krav Maga explores the 7 key points to surviving a serious fight by throwing the first punch.”
Strike first aka anticipatory self-defense. Isn’t that a Bush administration tenet? Knock the hell out of them before they knock the hell out of you.
In any event, I’d just add that one should be mindful of the legal repercussions of striking first. It obviously puts one behind the 8 ball in court. Words getting exchanged is one thing, but when fists start to fly the police and the prosecutor typically want to know who swung first. But hell, if you’re life is on the line, better to be judge by 12 than carried by six.