Why is Sexual Assault Training Critical?

Science proves that our brains respond differently and uniquely in the event of a traumatic experience – like a sexual assault. Freezing up, “zoning out”, becoming immobile or paralyzed are all very real, very common reactions to an attack whether it’s at the hands of a stranger or far more likely, someone we know. When…

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Part 4 of 4 Gross Motor v Fine

In my personal experience, the best sources of application can be drawn from movements that are similar to what they have already learned or performed regularly in day-to-day living and that can be quickly recalibrated for another use.

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Part 3 Gross Motor Skills v. Fine Motor Skills

Complexity can be described as intricate relationships of many different parts that all work together. Think of the inner-workings of a fine watch as an example. Each part interacting perfectly with each other part to tell time. Everything has to work as specified in order for the watch to tell time accurately.

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Gross Motor v. Fine Motor Part 2

What most people write-off as not working because of motor skill deterioration is actually more of an issue of technique or movement complexity. Only some of which derives from the degradation that occurs from the physiological changes we incur from Fight, Flight, Freeze, and Fear response.

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Gross Motor v. Fine Motor Skills

As you can see, the real problem is not really gross motor or fine motor skills. It’s complexity. Complex solutions degrade much easier and more completely than simple solutions, but the argument of gross motor and fine motor is not accurate. I’ve never once drawn or painted or written something while practicing a traditional martial arts application. 

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The Eye of the Tiger p2

As we discussed in the first post it is often not simply a matter of “stranger danger” though that’s certainly still a relevant issue. And it’s not strictly a matter of it being someone that you know. Nope. In many cases the problem of predator and prey can have greater complexity than we give it…

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What’s In A Name?

The meaning behind using a term like “Guerrilla” in the name is to signify all that guerrilla warfare connotes. To use the dictionary definition: “Guerrilla Warfare is a form of irregular warfare in which a small group of combatants, such as paramilitary personnel, armed civilians, or irregulars, use military tactics including ambushes, sabotage, raids, petty…

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