Israeli Krav Maga: Escaping Violence
Escape methods from a potential violent confrontation are a vital and significant part of the krav maga curriculum. Escape is your second choice when avoidance and de-escalation fail. Escape is different from avoidance as the aggressor has already begun his actions and you are actively fleeing. (To review, avoidance allows you to calmly remove yourself before a hostile situation begins.)
Your ultimate goal is to find safety through breaking contact and losing any pursuers by quickly hiding or finding safety among other people.
Physically escaping requires you to recognize egresses and to successfully negotiate terrain and obstacles.
To escape, your goal is to evade physical contact and preserve your ability to successfully flee.
When running away, seek the safety of other people using concealment as available. If you are part of a group, you must all act in concert: flee or fight together. If you decide to flee, when favorable, you can also turn around to ambush your pursuer(s).