Training – Video Review Training – Blog 21-11

A difficulty with defensive training is the inability to gain experience for every conceivable scenario. Man is unpredictable and continues to show ingenuity in the methods of preying on the innocent. During my time in law enforcement, I constantly reviewed videos of colleagues around the country who had faced an attack and had either successfully… Continue reading Training – Video Review Training – Blog 21-11

Training – Scenario-Based Training – Blog 21-10

Scenario-based training, reality-based training, force-on-force training maybe one of the most important training regimens to incorporate into your defensive training routine. What is SBT, RBT or FOF? It is any manner of training that utilizes tools, techniques or methodologies to approximate in a training setting any situation that might occur in an operational setting. The… Continue reading Training – Scenario-Based Training – Blog 21-10

Training – Mental Rehearsal / Imagery – Blog 21-9

Have you ever watched an Olympic athlete as they prepare for their event? I recall watching Downhill Ski Slalom racers with their eyes closed as they sway to the left and right before the gate opens. What are they doing? It is called Mental Rehearsal. Mental rehearsal involves imagined, mental practice of performing a task… Continue reading Training – Mental Rehearsal / Imagery – Blog 21-9

Training – Tactical Breathing – Blog 21-8

Try holding your breath until you pass out. You can’t, our bodies have natural processes that insure our survival. Well, were you able to? No, because your body has a sympathetic response which initiates our breathing unless the body breathing stimulus has been damaged. When we are faced with a high stress situation, our bodies… Continue reading Training – Tactical Breathing – Blog 21-8

Training – The Inoculation – Blog 21-7

Inoculation has been a readily identifiable term for when a pathogen or an antigen is introduced into your body to stimulate the production of antibodies. Some inoculations will prevent you from developing the illness if exposed to an infected person or at the very least reduce the extent of the illness to mild or reduced… Continue reading Training – The Inoculation – Blog 21-7

Training – The Dump, What Happens? – Blog 21-6

Can you condition yourself to cope with the physiological and psychological effects of being in a situation that has caused your body’s reaction? The short answer is “Yes.” Since the beginning of human kind being at war, soldiers and leaders have been in constant search of advantages to be able to succeed. The ability to… Continue reading Training – The Dump, What Happens? – Blog 21-6

Training – The Dump – Blog 21-5

The human body has been created as a uniquely engineered life form. The body has numerous protective systems to help us to survive attacks from viruses, medical problems, and other people. We have all experienced the “dump” at some point in our lives, and most likely more that once. It is known as an adrenalin… Continue reading Training – The Dump – Blog 21-5

Self Defense Series – Blog 21-3

Your life had been threatened and you have successfully defended yourself. The assailant has been stopped and they are lying on the ground before you. Your body in its “fight or flight” instincts have dump a whole lot of adrenalin in your system. What should you do now? The actions suggested is not inclusive, depending… Continue reading Self Defense Series – Blog 21-3