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In episode 0008 we spoke with Ian Kinder of Live Safe Academy about how it is that we can determine if our self-defense program is teaching us what we need to know to survive a violent encounter. Â When I asked Ian what one thing students must take away from self-defense training, he responded with “aggresion.”
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman is an expert in this area. Â Take a look at his website for more information. Â If you are serious about the study of mindset, take a look at his books. Â On Killing and On Combat are two of theÂ definitiveÂ works in the warrior sciences.
Agression is part of a larger tool that students need to develop called Warrior Mindset, or simply mindset.
- Mindset is a conscious and subconsciousÂ beliefÂ system
- natural and intrinsic
- beaten out of many of us
- can be rekindled
- We must know that in a violent encounter we will be:
- Immediate Response
- SurpriseÂ and denial are the most common reaction of people faced with violence
- We must be aware so that we can pick up on threat cues to avoid surprise
- no matter how we discover or when we discover that we are involved in a violent encounter we must respond immediately
- We need to be ready and willing to respond with violence to stop violence
- Trauma is the most reliable way to stop violence
- Doesn’t rely on pain
- Not complex like restraint methods
- Taking away the bodies ability to function
- We are talking about causing damage to the muscular, skeletal and the nervous systems so that the body can no longer function
- We must shift the attackers focus from hurting us to defending themselves
- We must commit to an immediate aggressive response until one of two things happens
- our attackers cease to be a threat
- we are no longer able to fight due to loss ofÂ consciousnessÂ or death
- We all come with an expiration date
- You don’t have full control of when your time is up
- Fight hard, not today, not like this!