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The 5D's of Self-defense - Erik Kondo
Monkey, Lizard, and Human Brain - Rory Miller
Monkey and Lizard Brains - Marc MacYoung
The 3 Brains - Erik Kondo
Progressive Boundary Setting Matrix - Erik Kondo
The Violation Triangle - Erik Kondo
Creating Respect in Society - Erik Kondo
Street Harasser's Intention
Acknowledge, Assess, Act - Erik Kondo
Profiling Street Harassers - Erik Kondo
The 5D's of Self-defense - Erik KondoThe 5D's of Self-Defense provide a framework for understanding and conveying all self-defense tips, advice, and concepts along with the emotional states that accompany them. What you do in response to an assault is driven in part by your emotional state, not just by what you know. Your emotional state is conditioned by your preparation. Effective self-defense training requires a realistic assessment and evaluation of your emotional state in assault situations not simply instruction of what to do. It is your emotional state that determines your ability to execute the actions of disrupting your attacker, and thereby creating the opportunity to escape and disengage.
Monkey, Lizard, and Human Brain - Rory MillerThere will be some scientific details in what follows. Feel free to ignore it. Unless you are doing research, the background science is not important. The concepts are. And you know what? I’m not a scientist, so don’t take my word on anything. Again, like Maslow, this is a model, not a theory. Many models are useful, none are TRUE. For our purposes you have three brains, which we will call the Lizard, the Monkey and the Human. You have three different brains with three different priorities. They evolved to deal with different kinds of conflict. They work using different scripts. They also have a very clear seniority system.
Monkey and Lizard Brains - Marc MacYoungYou may think you know what's going on inside your head, but simply put, you're like a captain of a ship standing on the bridge. You may be able to see what's happening on the ocean in front of you, but there's a lot of stuff going on you can't see. This includes what's aft and -- most of all -- what's happening below decks. These are things going on in your 'ship' that you not only take for granted, but in fact, don't even know are going on. And that includes drug use, animals running around and even potential mutiny. You didn't receive your brain from some internet supply source. Nor was it pre-packaged and installed by some divine super-being that put you above all animals. Your brain is the result of millions of years of evolution. Our species spent a long time fighting for survival and dominance against animals that were bigger, stronger, faster and better equipped than us. And when we were dealing with different species, we turned our attention to each other.
The 3 Brains - Erik KondoThe 3 Brain Model for Conflict (3BMC) is a model based upon the Triune Brain theory created by Paul D. Maclean. The triune brain consists of the reptilian complex, the paleomammalian complex (limbic system), and the neomammalian complex (neocortex), viewed as structures sequentially added to the forebrain in the course of evolution. The 3BMC consists of the Strategic Brain, the Emotional Brain, and the Functional Brain. These brains are roughly analogious to the neocortex, the limbic system, and the reptilian complex. But there are differences. The 3BMC is a model to explain and maximize human conflict potential. Unlike the Triune Brain theory, it is not designed to explain the over all functioning of the human brain.
Progressive Boundary Setting Matrix - Erik KondoMost people have a very limited understanding of the concept of boundary setting. They usually think it has to do something to do with a person’s “personal space bubble” and little more. This Learning MAP will explain how boundary setting is fundamental to all civilized societies, groups, organizations, and individuals for limiting unwanted behaviors. And how Progressive Boundary Setting uses the three inter-related concepts of Respect, Communication, and Enforcement to create societal and personal security.
The Violation Triangle - Erik KondoThe 3I Elements work together to create a perfect storm of violating synergy. Each Element also has the ability to effect the other Elements. In the same manner that “Absolute power corrupts absolutely”, so does having high RPCS raise some people’s degree of violating intent. Being isolated with a suitable victim may encourage a potential perpetrator’s violating intent, i.e. creating a crime of opportunity. Having high malicious intent and motivation is a factor that leads to higher RPCS.
Creating Respect in Society - Erik KondoRespect is the foundation of civilization. Respect and trust work hand in hand. Societies in which the citizens have respect for the laws and rules behavior are also the ones in which the people have trust in their government. These are secure societies where the majority of people do not live in constant fear of crime and for their personal safety. Respect is also the foundation of personal success and security. For individuals, respect consists of both respect for oneself (self-respect) and also respect for others. Respect is also a misunderstood concept. Many people demand that they be respected. Many advocates demand that their cause be respected. Many schools have the word Respect prominently displayed. What these people don't understand is that respect does not come to those who just ask for it. Respect must be earned and created. Respect for a person (including self-respect) is created by one's actions and behaviors. In order to receive respect, you must also give respect to others. Conversely, those that don't respect themselves are not respected by others in return.
Street Harasser's IntentionStreet Harassers can be categorized by their motivation or intention. They are motivated to act in the manner that they do. Not all street harassers have the same motivation. There are some feminist theorys that attempt to lump all street harassers under a uniform motivation. One in which men's ultimate goal is to control women and to limit their access to public spaces. But this universal theory is an unproven hypothesis that doesn't take into consideration the complexity of human motivations. What follows is also a theory on the intention of street harassers from a male viewpoint.
Acknowledge, Assess, Act - Erik KondoThe 3A’s of Street Harassment Disruption are a plan to deal with Street Harassment as it occurs. They are designed to provide the Target of Harassment with a strategic response. The response is designed to have an effect on four entities. 1. Target – Provide the Target with a response that will make the Target feel better. 2. Harasser – Provide the Harasser with a response that discourages this type of behavior. 3. Bystanders – Provide a response that encourages Bystander support of Target. 4. Community – Provide a response that discourages Street Harassment in general in society.
Profiling Street Harassers - Erik KondoProfiling the Street Harasser is useful because it provides the Target and the Bystander a means for determining what type of harassing species they are dealing with. This knowledge helps take some of the fear out of the encounter. It also enables a vocabulary for conceptualizing and discussion. The dynamics of all human conflict are based on power and control. This dynamic motivates Street Harassment too. It is only by understanding the immediate intention that the Target and the Bystander are able to formulate a response that is an appropriate and effective counter to the Harasser’s expectations and desires.