Speed, aggression, and surprise. Those 3 sum up just about everything you need to know about being successful with violence (not just physical violence).
Warfare, like self defense, is not just about the fighting. In fact, as Sun Tzu says:
Because If anyone’s interested in how it’s done, start with this.
Th future is not some place you are going to, but one you are creating. John Schaar
Try spot the Bad Guy before he attacks. Look for any giveaways.
Rule of thumb – predators aren’t used to being attacked. Or should that be a “rule of life”?
Anybody who says high-risk behaviour isn’t appealing is either an idiot, in denial, or deliberately being disingenuous.