How are fear and threat assessments related?

  Response by Erik Kondo After Earth: Fear is a Choice Fear is a common emotion. Fear of violence is also a common emotion in most people. Fear can be beneficial when it keeps you safe in certain situations. This is Situational Fear. But when fear is ongoing or not based on an actual and … [Read more…]

How does the fear response effect me?

Response by Kathy Jackson On the Cornered Cat Facebook page, I linked to a very personal story of one woman’s experience with violence. It’s an ugly story, and a compelling one. It’s from Limatunes, and in it, she explains what happened to her shortly after her 18th birthday. You really need to read the whole thing, but here’s a short … [Read more…]

What is Fear Management vs. Danger Management?

Response by Marc MacYoung Let’s start with the fact that there’s a difference between fear management and danger management. I’m talking in extremes here, but it’s to communicate an idea. Let’s say you’re terrified of vampires. No amount of rational explanation that vampires don’t exist and aren’t a danger is going to help. That’s because … [Read more…]

On Political Correctness: The Opposite of a Negative is Not Always a Positive – Erik Kondo

————————————————————————————————————————————- Let’s play a word association game. Up – Down Big – Little Minus – Plus Bad – Good Negative – Positive The opposite of something negative is always a positive, right? If you thought “yes”, then you are in NOT politically correct terms “a sh!th@ad”. See how easy it is call someone names? There … [Read more…]

The Fear Factor Part III:  Developing the Objective Mind – Paul McRedmond (Conflict Manager Magazine: APRIL, 2015)

The following is a selected post from Conflict Manager Magazine. Full access to this monthly magazine is available to subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Interesting in submitting an article for publication? Email: editor@ConflictManagerMagazine.com. You’re not you when you’re scared. More precisely, you’re only a small part of you, that part where your normally rational … [Read more…]

The Fear Factor, Pt II: Mind-Set and the Martial Arts Spectrum – Paul McRedmond (Conflict Manager Magazine, APRIL 2015)

The following is a selected post from Conflict Manager Magazine. Full access to this monthly magazine is available to subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Interesting in submitting an article for publication? Email: editor@ConflictManagerMagazine.com. Goal COMBAT: Kill High adrenaline, emotional commitment and SELF-DEFENSE: Escape ‘spiritual’ cost, extreme legal repercussions DEFENSIVE TACTICS: Control SPORT: Win ART: … [Read more…]

The Fear Factor, Pt 1: Adrenaline and the Arts – Paul McRedmond (Conflict Manager Magazine APRIL, 2015)

The following is a selected post from Conflict Manager Magazine. Full access to this monthly magazine is available to subscribers only. Click here to subscribe. Interesting in submitting an article for publication? Email: editor@ConflictManagerMagazine.com. You’re not you when you’re scared. And if you ARE scared – under the influence of the survival brain where the … [Read more…]

Cost vs. Benefit: Fear Marketing in the Self-defense Industry – Erik Kondo

If you are involved in the personal safety/self-defense industry, you will notice a common complaint. The majority of people in the world really are not interested in what you have to sell. Regardless of how important the subject matter is, or that you feel it is, most people do not put a lot of thought … [Read more…]