Fear is not something to ever be taken lightly. Always trust your gut. But always embrace the fear you feel and turn into awareness.
Krav Maga and Kali Silat focus on situational awareness. Starting off with single attackers and moving onto multiple attackers. Never ignore your “gut feeling.” Always trust it and use it to make the best decision. In a PC society it is often to the dismay of many that we pass judgement too quickly. From a self defense standpoint this form of judgment can be the catalyst to help you avoid an altercation altogether.