Exhaustion vs. Agression
Posted: September 15, 2018
In reality self protection training the ultimate goal is to prepare your students for the realities of Violence and give them the tools to successfully deal with it and get home safe. In this statement lies the question . . . how?
Yes with tools & tactics, yes with combative fitness . . . but understanding the mentality that drives it is what will make it applicable or irrelevant. To create a training environment that facilitates this mentality means to design as realistic stimulus as you can safely create to replicate the emotional and psychological realities of a “REAL” threat.
Here lies the dilemma . . . no matter what you do, it’s always just training. You know no one is there with malicious intent, no one is trying to take your life. The goal is to flip the switch from prey to predator or “Access State” (harnessing fear & adrenaline to enhance performance rather than allow it to degrade it. It’s having the ability to dehumanize your attacker and do whatever it takes to eliminate the threat. )