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Showing posts from October, 2020

51 - And you thought you were having a bad day? (Video)

  Because life is either an ambush or an interview...

50 - "Who you are when no one's looking" - Gaslighting and abuser psychology

    Greed, avarice, abuse, narcissism, manipulation, no remorse, attempted murder... Video (Below) showing real insights into the thinking and motivations of an abuser. There are clear depictions of what gaslighting is and how an abuser attempts to manipulate their victim and others even trying to deny the reality of being caught redhanded. 50 mins long and worth your time - the statements of the victim and judge at the end are very useful in giving a clear understanding of the evil being perpertrated and the lasting effects on the victim. The phrase "Who you are when no one's looking" said by the judge near the end of the video seems to capture the very essence of this kind of abuse that hides behind masks and manipulation to avoid detection - even attempting to recruit others to enable their ability to victimise. Jeth

48 - Alain Burrese - Just be nice

 It's a simple idea but somewhere, perhaps right now, someone is involved in a needless and damaging incident that could have simply been avoided in the first place by just being nicer, sparing a thought for someone else's perspective or just letting it slide... Is it always an external problem or do you need to perhaps work on yourself a little? No it's not a panacea solution for all situations as we well know but when looking at the sad state of affairs playing out everyday - at least as the media would have us believe - it could be a start. Pretty simple really. J Thanks to personal safety expert and author Alain Burrese for sharing this following thought:   Check out Alain's website for articles articles, DVDs, books and more: And don't forget these words from the Gospel of St Patrick:

47 - Training scenario: Attacker concealing weapon (video)

Second example referenced in workshop  - 14/10/20 Stop 1 , interview. Example of body language and behaviour while concealing a weapon - in this case a knife. A universal situation playing out in a police context - apply this to YOUR context. Attempt to use deescalation tactics. From turning away as he starts to physically resist the policeman is stabbed in the neck.  Confrontion and chase is ended with use of taser. Suspect is charged with:  attempted felony murder of a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence and resisting an officer without violence.  

46 - Training Scenario: Unarmed vs Handgun (video)

  14/10/20 - Stop one workshop scenario example for attending students to augment training. Video (well known from the 90's) shows close range shooting within a police undercover context. Extra info for the student to consider: An old 1980's US police training manual quotes FBI "Law enforcement officers killed" summaries: 85% of officer/suspect shooting happen in ranges of < 7 yards. A "vast majority" of officers killed were less than 10 feet from their assailant. Half are 5 feet or less away when shot - close enough to touch. Between 1854 and 1980, of all the 250 New York fatal shootings of police officers - only ONCE did the suspect shoot from a distance over 20 feet away. Source: Remsberg General points to consider: Think about the differences between this police context and YOUR civilian one. Weapon is in secondary carry position. Weapon is on target by the time the victim turns. Components of survival: Instinctive raising of hands - arm bones can po

45 - Karate Combat

An hour of full contact karate hosted by the one and only Bas Rutten dressed as an astronaut - what's not to like? Loads of other bout videos can be found here:

44 - 67 year old woman beats and stick chokes intruder to save neighbour

    It's heartening in this year of relentless bad news to hear that a scumbag who liked to prey on and assault elderly ladies finally met his match in sub 5 foot Lorenza Marrujo. Not unlike an old lady that I used to know in London who headbutted the guy trying to take her handbag in the street - Lorenza wasn't playing by the expected script! The text below is from a news report, my comments in brackets. (Scroll down for video) Lorenza Marrujo might be small — standing less than 5 feet tall — but on Monday night, the 67-year-old proved she can pack a punch. According to police, Marrujo confronted an intruder after he broke into her Fontana apartment at a complex for seniors. “As he was coming towards me, I said, ‘Back off’ right away,” Marrujo, who has had 26 years of martial arts training, said. The man listened and left her apartment, but he was not done for the night, breaking into the apartment of 81-year-old Elizabeth McCray’s — Marrujo’s friend and neighbor. (If you