"This video shows an example of an Educational Beatdown. The man is shown being punished for his unacceptable behavior. The intention of a EDB is to communicate and enforce the rules of behavior.
In this case, since the EBD was made into a video, it is being used as communication to not only to the Recipient of the EBD, but also to all those who watch or hear about the video. This is a form of societal boundary setting by the people involved.
The ultimate effectiveness of the EBD depends upon the end result. If the EBD has the effect of changing the Recipient's behavior for the better, then the EBD was effective boundary setting. If it makes the Recipient's behavior worse, then it was not.
The same goes for the video. If the video communicates the desired message effectively, then it "works". If it creates unintended consequences such as a societal backlash, then it didn't work." - Erik Kondo
I read this article thanks to Lloyd De Jongh of Tripwire Europe. Many people talk about the OODA Loop, but few go into this level of detail. - Erik K. ------------------------
"John Boyd is described by some as the greatest military strategist in history that no one knows. He began his military career as a fighter pilot in the Korean War, but he slowly transformed himself into one of the greatest philosopher-warriors to ever live.
In 1961, at age 33, he wrote “Aerial Attack Study,” which codified the best dogfighting tactics for the first time, became the “bible of air combat,” and revolutionized the methods of every air force in the world.
His Energy-Maneuverability (E-M) Theory helped give birth to the legendary F-15, F-16, and A-10 aircraft.
Perhaps his most significant contribution to military strategy, though, came from a series of briefings he gave. In them, Boyd laid out a way of thinking about conflict that would revolutionize warfare around the world.
The idea centers on an incredible strategic tool: the OODA Loop — Observe, Orient, Decide, Act. Nation-states around the world and even terrorist organizations use the OODA Loop as part of their military strategy. It has also been adopted by businesses to help them thrive in a volatile and highly competitive economy."
"Quit talking about what your going to do and just do it. Hit first hit hard and don't get hit. Control the situation by taking control. Too many people worry about getting into trouble because they get into a fist fight. In a lot of places it's a class c misdemeanor same as a traffic ticket. Pay your fine.
When you know it's about to get crazy then step up, knock them on their ass and move on.
99% of the bullshit you deal with is social violence in some way shape or form. Almost always it can be avoided or de-escalated. But, generally, we as a species won't." - Clint Overland
"The assault charges laid recently against a Toronto restaurant owner who fought a man who he accused of being a thief, along with a number of high-profile self-defence cases in the U.S., have led to questions around property rights and self-defence laws in Canada.
Criminal lawyer Howard Cohen adds that there is a "huge misconception" in Canada regarding the use of self-defence, and many people think they don't have any rights.
The laws around self-defence are a grey area — the criminal code states a property owner can only make a citizens arrest if the alleged wrongdoer is caught in the act. But many people don't take in to account, "the flexibility and reasonableness of our juries," a factor that has affected many cases where people have acted to defend themselves or their property, Cohen says." ...
It is important to recognize that some of your ability to protect yourself and your resources is hardwired by nature. Some living things are naturally better equiped physically and mentally for self-protection than others.
Why ‘Civil Unrest’ scares me – Marc MacYoung August 16, 2016by CRGI Leave a Comment I often tell people I weathered the LA Riots — and most of them have no clue what that means. Nor do they understand why I fear mob uprisings (especially thick are those who are pushing for such uprisings). You reall...
The linked post is the latest from contributor Gershon Ben Keren regarding dealing with socially awkward situations.
Socially awkward and uncomfortable situations occur far more frequently and to a greater variety of people then the much feared violent stranger attack.
Many of these situations are created by low level process predators who enjoy the "process" of making other people uncomfortable or engage in an unwanted activity. Awkward situations are also used as "tests/interviews" by higher level predators to determine the suitability of a potential victim for future victimization based on the target's response.
Dealing with these predators requires understanding how to effectively communicate and enforce behavioral boundaries. Effective boundary setting uses appropriate responses that are neither too little (Under-enforcement) nor too much (Over-enforcement) in order to create respect for the boundary or behavioral rule.
The effectiveness of your boundary setting can be evaluated based on whether or not it is "working". If your boundary setting response(s) are not changing the other person's behavior in relation to you, then a progressively stronger response is required.
If your responses are generally are treated with contempt, most likely you are habitually engaging in Under-enforcement. If your responses generally create a backlash, most likely you are habitually engaging in Over-enforcement. Just-Right/appropriate responses are required to create the respect needed for your boundaies to not be violated." - Erik Kondo
This is the kind of stuff that makes most of us wince. The problem is people gobble up this tomfoolery. So lots of people in the SD/MA world are mocking this video and this woman. Thing is, I bet they all have stuff in there system that is impractical too. Maybe something that works/worked for them so they think it works for everyone.
I teach Ju Jitsu, I teach Self Defence, Been There Done That self defence (BTDT), not somebody elses version of Reality Based Self Defence (RBSD), they are different things, all 3 of them.
1, Ju JItsu is a martial art, there is some stuff in there that is good self defence, there is much in there I would not have the time or opportunity to use on a commited attacker. 2 My BTDTSD is based on what works against an all out attack, not a zombie with a rubber knife or a scripted attack, it is based on my experience and insight plus a lot of study and learning and trying things out, 3 RBSD, whose reality?
From the movies or some self professed expert? The thing is alll 3 look the same to the unsuspecting public if they have no ability to differentiate, no baseline other than what they see on TV or in films. For me its the strap line that is the killer, anything that is easy to learn is usually worth jack shit.
"Ummm for the record, I'm the guy who introduced the concept of 'alpha male' to the self-defense world -- and it's one of the greatest embarrassments of my professional career. Specifically because the number of people who have hijacked the concept and added in all sorts of stupid stuff.
As such, I hate to be the bearer of bad tidings, but what is presented here isn't what it takes to be 'an alpha male.' It's some baseline standards to be a functional person in society regardless of what position someone is when he/she pees. Basically, it's what it takes to be an adult -- at least a functional adult. Again, regardless of one's sex.
Being an 'alpha' has many qualities beyond what are listed here. What I find most ... disconcerting is this article (which claims to know about being an alpha) leaves out. To be a leader (which is what being an alpha is) YOU HAVE TO BE TRUSTWORTHY! Specifically before people give you to power to be their leader, they have to trust that you'll act in their interests." - Marc MacYoung
Alpha males are a dying breed. But we must teach a new generation the requirements of this societal trap. Potential alpha males, check out our list below and see if you have achieved the necessary levels to be one of us.
"Tragic and avoidable situation. Here we go again, though: a huge chorus of instructor voices online, yelling "NO AMMO IN THE CLASSROOM!" as though that would have prevented this tragedy. It would not. The No-Ammo rule is supposed to be an extra, additional, utterly redundant layer of safety, *NOT* a replacement for any one of the core safety rules.
This man could not have died if the core safety rules were being followed. *ALWAYS* keep the gun pointed in a safe direction... Not sometimes. Not if it's not too hard, too inconvenient, too much of a hassle. Always.
Safe gunhandling within the core safety rules includes using a safe direction that definitely WILL STOP A BULLET from the most powerful cartridge the firearm is able to launch.
When the No-Ammo rule is treated as a replacement for safe gunhandling procedures, it actually *reduces* overall safety. That's because it flattens the multi-layered core safety rules down to a single point of potential failure: "Oh, it's okay, the gun's not loaded." As if no human being has ever made a mistake when they checked the loaded or unloaded status of the gun. Of course people have! That's been a known, common, PREDICTABLE point of failure on the safety front for years upon untold years -- and it's exactly why the safety rules overlap, are redundant, and sometimes seem a bit ridiculous. "Why are you being so careful? The gun's not loaded!" More people have been killed unintentially and tragically with "unloaded" guns than have ever been unintentionally killed by guns known to be loaded. That's because all too many people have two different sets of gunhandling procedures in their heads: a careful, rules-following one for "loaded" guns, and a very lazy and laid back one for "unloaded" ones.
Don't treat "No ammo in the classroom" as a magic incantation that can replace the core safety rules. Don't use it INSTEAD of the core safety rules. Follow the rules even when they seem redundant. Follow them *BECAUSE* they are redundant. That redundancy is our backup for when we turn out to be human after all. Creating a safe gunhandling environment before anyone touches a gun -- inside the classroom or out -- is one of the primary responsibilities of the instructor. Any "instructor" who thinks it's "too much work" to find or create a truly safe direction for gunhandling in their classes is not doing the job of an instructor, and should be fired." - Kathy Jackson
GRAHPIC, REAL LIFE KNIFE ATTACKS🔪🔪
This video better helps you understand what happens during a knife attack and how messy it really is.
Self Defense against Knife attacks is CRUCIAL.
It could be the difference between life or death.
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