THE DICHOTOMY OF THREAT AND PERCEIVED THREAT

I´d like you to think hard on something that dawned on me…or maybe gnawed at me…today. The discrepancy (actually the chasm) between actual threat and perceived threat. Even industry “experts” propagate this myth. Actually predominantly. This´ll be short but sweet. In the previous little community/block in which we lived in Canada, we had a noted…

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Learning Physical Skills Online – Part 5

….. and here we are…. I think learning is possible, as I’ve discussed—and hopefully demonstrated. Possible is on the ticket, but what makes it probable? What makes learning physical skills online not only possible but probable? Nothing. Not. A. Damn. Thing. The reality is that it’s not any more probable than learning in a school.…

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Learning Physical Skills Online – Part 2

In part one I looked at the problems with learning physical skills, and in particular self-defense skills, online. I also defined what learning and skill is defined as, as well as what are considered the kinds of learning styles that people have. As with all things, most people cannot categorically be isolated into one style…

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Learning Physical Skills Online – Part 1

This is a good place to have the conversation regarding whether or not you can or cannot learn physical skills of a “fighting” or of self-protection nature, online. This will be a multiple part series and will address as thoroughly as possible the notion of online learning of a physical nature. The arguments against it…

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Environmental Awareness

Excerpted from the book “A Guerrilla Guide To Self-Defense” Environmental Awareness “When the invader pierces deep into the heart of the weaker country and occupies her territory in a cruel and oppressive manner, there is no doubt that conditions of terrain, climate, and society in general offer obstacles to his progress and may be used…

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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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