2017 UK Substance believed to be ammonia "Police say the victim, a delivery driver of a nearby takeaway, was attacked while he entered details into a sat-nav in his car. When the victim said that he did not have any money, he was squirted in the face with a chemical that smelt of ammonia".
Assault and aggression towards retail workers is very common. The realities of working in a public facing business is that you encounter every kind of personality and situation out there - good and bad. The retail worker is the front face of the company and as such will be the first to contact the member of the public. There's a whole range of reasons for aggression to start during this initial encounter . Sadly, not all staff have great communication and conflict management skills, conversely, I've experienced customers while doing security work that confused the consumer relationship with staff to be one of "Master and servant" when the wish is blocked they act as though it is now their right to exact punishment even physically- a personality disorder to be sure which can sometimes be exacerbated by the marketing of the retailer. The customer is not always right! We don't know the flash point in the video below but the customer clearly moves toward the kneeling
A fight using a stick as defence against two aggressors. Real fights are scrappy and chaotic unlike scripted dojo practice but the basic core mechanics are there - a 2 O' Clock hooking stick strike to the head or neck will get a result. People cannot legally carry sticks as weapons in the UK but opportunistic weapons are all around that will work on the same principles. There's none of the finesse or grace of martial arts such as FMA on display here but the result is devastating... If you enjoyed this free content, please consider visiting my store - there's a wide range of stuff to choose from: stickers, shirts, mugs etc. "The Art of Anti-Social Distancing" stick fighting shirt available now! Click the image to visit the store.
(c) Jethro Randolph 2021 Part one: Here Part two: Here Part three: Here This 8 count pattern follows the same angles as you learned in part three but this time you return the stick to it's starting position after each strike rather than following through. This is referred to as hit and retract. It means that you don't commit fully a single attack angle. So if you're doing strike #one, do the strike and then retrace it's route exactly back to your start position. Do this for each of the clock times that you do. Work through the footwork ideas from before and work both left and right hands. Hooking Strikes 8 Count (Non Committed) The pattern: 1 - Hooking forehand diagonal strike down from 2 O' Clock and return to start position. 2 - Hooking backhand diagonal strike down from 10 O' Clock and return to start position. 3 - Hooking forehand horizontal strike in from 3 O' Clock and return to start position
"What could go wrong?" Last April I posted this great example of the six P theory - or prior planning prevents piss poor performance... Those who we are encouraged to think of as the smartest of us - or at least that's what they themselves seem to tell us, royally screwing up through overreliance on clever solutions but completely forgetting basics like having a plan. Here's another example from this week: To give that some perspective, that's $240 million. Yep, forgot the password... https://news.bitcoin.com/bitcoiner-loses-password-to-7002-bitcoins-worth-240-million/ Clever, until.... Think about your personal security planning. Think about your physical threat solutions. Are they solid and reliable to the best of your current knowledge? How do you know this? How could it be improved? Redteam the idea - try and find flaws - how would YOU try and get round YOUR own security? Constantly reappraise your training - what you learned from one instructor in January ma
Violent crime has soared in Stroud over the last year, despite an overall drop in recorded offences. But with no official crime statistics yet published for the coronavirus lockdown period , police chiefs say their own figures show overall crime remains far below normal levels. Gloucestershire Constabulary recorded 1,978 incidents of violent crime in Stroud in the 12 months to March, according to the Office for National Statistics. That was an increase of 51% compared to the previous year. At 16.6 crimes per 1,000 people, that was far lower than the rate across England and Wales, which stood at 29.9. One of the main factors behind the increase in Stroud was the rise in violence without injury, which rose by 100%, from 300 incidents to 601. Offences of violence with injury meanwhile increased by 17% to 809. There were also 568 cases of stalking or harassment, up by 79% on the previous year. Overall, police recorded 3% more crime across England an