Thinking Through Reasonable Approaches to Active Assailant/Shooter Protection Planning

I have seen several companies (which claim to specialize in active assailant/shooter issues) list what they often refer to as pillars of an effective active assailant/shooter protection plan.  I don’t need to mention the names of the companies. This is not about them, but rather the so-called pillars and presumptions surrounding these pillars. The pillars often include: 1). Emergency Action Plan, 2). Active Shooter Training, … Continue reading Thinking Through Reasonable Approaches to Active Assailant/Shooter Protection Planning

Conflict & Your Participation

Hi All, As Wayne Dyer once said: “Conflict cannot survive without your participation.” So how are you participating?  What are you doing, for instance, to create a non-escalating environment and/or to de-escalate to bring the environment back to calmness? Are you letting your ego run things so that you continue to need to feel superior to the other person?  If so, you’re elevating the need to … Continue reading Conflict & Your Participation

Where is the “Fight” in Active Assailant Response?

Hi All, In my last post, I shared the valuable experience of going through the Active Killer Defense training workshop at the Fit to Fight training center in Charlotte, NC.  I received several responses to that post. Some of the responses against this kind of training included: The skills are perishable and, for normal people who don’t frequently train, a one-time event may not have that much … Continue reading Where is the “Fight” in Active Assailant Response?

Trumping Distractions in order to Deal with Violence

  I remember once reading a very good article from a well respected combatives instructor from the UK. He was making the point that experienced criminals often use distraction to enable them to very effectively and violently assault their chosen victim.  He was making the point that we thus need to train ourselves to avoid falling prey to such distraction, and so increase our chances … Continue reading Trumping Distractions in order to Deal with Violence