Active Shooter Audio Lesson – Rory Miller

Have you given any thought on how you would handle an active shooter situation beyond the simple Run, Hide, Fight mantra? In this informative 23 minute audio lesson, Rory Miller gives you his take on how to handle an active shooter. Listen to Rory’s introduction to the lesson below. Please use button below to listen … [Read more…]

Back to One – Rory Miller

  There’s something I’ve written about, thresholds, and it’s not quite right. Experience with violence rewires you. The person who has survived a violent encounter is not the same person as they were before the violent encounter. Five encounters later, there’s another definite change. Then another and another and another. Six discrete stages is as … [Read more…]

Overlay – Rory Miller

  Working on a model. A lot of things have puzzled me for the last several years, especially things that look, to me, like people fighting against their own self-interest; people blind to the disconnect between their own peaceful words and violent actions; people arguing and even rioting against their own civil rights (WTF, people?); … [Read more…]

Sacrifice – Rory Miller

Going to try to capture the thought I woke up with this morning. It was about sacrifice throws, sutemi waza, and how many principles they illustrate. I just thought about linking to a video, but this is kinesthetic, and video doesn’t show the most important stuff. Principle: Balance. The essence of balance is that the … [Read more…]

Logic of Violence Steps 1- 6

When we do Logic of Violence it starts with the Violence Dynamics talk. The Maslow perspective. This gives us motivations for violence– fear (Survival level); Stuff (resource predator, Security level on Maslow); the social motivations (status-membership-territory-protocols); or pleasure (process predators, Self-actualized on Maslow.) The next is understanding the violent people have goals and parameters. What … [Read more…]

Linguistics – Rory Miller

Words are powerful. The words you use can influence or even control other peoples’ perceptions. And the words you think can influence or even control your comfort level. Changing the words you use to describe a past event can change how you feel about it. Done well, it is processing. Done poorly it is enabling … [Read more…]