Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Confrontations don't always require a physical response!

We all experience confrontations... and some might even escalate into physical violence. So wouldn't it be great to have a Conflict Management Strategy... a way of responding that deals with the kind of confrontation you are most likely to face in your everyday life.

This is not self-defence training as most people understand it. It's a ground-breaking approach to handling a confrontation psychologically... starting with the goal of avoiding a physical conflict by creating safe distance and applying de-escalation tactics.

For example, consider these questions about your personal situation :
  • where will you most likely experience a confrontation?... at work, on a train, in your car?
  • will it most likely be a stranger or someone you know?... a co-worker, a family member?
  • is anyone likely to be with you at the time?... no one, your partner, a child, a friend?
  • will you have anything to defend yourself with?... nothing, a bag, a briefcase, a pen?
The answers to these questions would be used to structure a tactical response for handling the kind of conflict that you're most likely to experience.

To appreciate the value of an experience like this, it’s important to keep in mind that most martial arts and self-defence courses don’t actually prepare you to face the kind of confrontation that you are most likely to experience in your everyday life.
For example, a busker playing guitar in the Mall is going to have to deal with a different kind of confrontation than a female security guard at a nightclub... or a tradesman working on a construction site.

In each of these situations, the attitude of your aggressor can require something different from the physical responses that are taught in most self-defence courses. And it’s for this reason that we’re not focusing on punching and kicking techniques.
Instead, we’re going to give you skills that will psychologically and physically prepare you to deal with the specific kind of confrontation that you’re most likely going to experience in your everyday life... starting with threatening words and gestures... and escalating to a physical assault.
Some of the subjects that will be covered include :
  • understanding how confrontations can suddenly escalate into an assault
  • how to always create a safe distance
  • how to apply verbal de-escalate techniques
  • how to adopt non-aggressive defensive body language
  • how to apply primal psychology to look like a hard target if the situation escalates.
In the early stages of the training you will be invited to define the most likely location you could be confronted… then develop a set of effective tactical responses. For example, it might involve a confrontation on public transport, in a pub or club, or in a work environment.

Some of the details you’ll be asked to consider include :
  1. where would you most likely be confronted?
  2. are you likely to be alone?
  3. what would you most likely be wearing?
  4. are you likely to be carrying anything at the time?
  5. is it likely that there will be more than one aggressor?
From the answers to those questions will emerge a simple plan of action that will allow you to deal with the kind of confrontation you’re most likely to experience in your everyday life.

It's Primal Protection.

For more information contact
Dean Whittle in Sydney on 0408 646 949
or Sean Genders in Southport on 0418 786 895

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