The predator doesn’t care.
The predator doesn’t give two shits about you or your family.
The predator doesn’t WORRY about whether they injure us or not.
In 1980 I developed one of the world’s first scenario training drills called “The Panic Attack”. My drills went viral thanks to Panther Production’s release of 5 videos on how to prepare for the street.
For over 40 years I have been researching, training, teaching, and running scenario training all over the world. My schools and seminars have been laboratories for me where we conducted experiments and studied human behavior.
I watched how fear of the unknown caused students to panic during scenarios. I watched them flail at role-players instead of executing perfectly timed side kicks. Watching the change from theoretical confidence to wild swinging, erratic breathing, and tunnel vision inspired me to go deeper into fear management and scenario training.
While many things created doubt and hesitation, do you know what the single greatest obstacle I’ve observed is? This might surprise you.
It was the reluctance to strike another human.
Yep. And that went for both men and women. We can be macho about it, but if you’re not used to it, it’s not natural. Anyone can play flag football, but not everyone can play tackle.
Impact matters. You can’t strike another person with intent if you can’t channel aggression. So how do we overcome the fear of aggression?
We have a system that works. It’s two-fold:
Part 1: Explore the psychology of fear. You will not be able to use fear to fuel aggression if fear is distracting you.
Part 2: Practice what you want to be able to do – specifically, force-on-force scenario training. (Which is very different from hitting pads and bags!)
Bruce Lee said, “You can’t learn to swim standing on a beach.” This means we need to get wet. We need to go into the deep end a few times to understand.
Look closely at the woman in this picture. I see her fear but I feel her aggression.
She is making hard contact with an actual target the size of a head (protected). Her role-player is moving at real speed and with real aggression.
When she was done with the drill, she gasped for air (she had been holding her breath as we all do during sudden violence). She now knows that if she had to fight back, she would. Her brain has made the connection.
She has discovered her ‘aggression’.
Creating realistic training that allows good people to practice hitting targets at speed while psychologically off-balance is what good training does.
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