I’m excited to announce that I have created a Facebook page for Staying Safe. The Facebook page will be dedicated to all kinds of information from around the web. I’m going to post up videos, pictures and articles that help keep us informed and that help us be better prepared. Most of the information on the Facebook page will be exclusively there, such as, training videos and other articles. So follow this link to the page and like or click the like button on the sidebar. See you there!
September 24, 2014
New Facebook Page
This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 6:34 pm and tagged with Martial Arts, personal protection, Self Defense, Situational awareness, Threat Assessment, violence prevention and posted in My Thoughts. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Recent Instagram Posts:¡WARNING GRAPHIC!• • Angles of approach and use of peripheral vision.• • The victim is walking and recording himself playing the [at the time] new Pokémon Go game.• • Notice the angle of approach taken by the attacker. He crosses the street after the victim has passed his position and intentionally stays in the victim’s blind spot - this is a common tactic for an ambush.• • Foveal vision is your center of gaze; peripheral vision is everything outside of that and it's more sensitive for detecting movement but not color or shape.• • Understanding how to maximize the use of your peripheral vision is a key aspect for maintaining your awareness.• • Using peripheral vision is about shifting your mental focus from one singular point to a wide view of your entire visual field - this may take some practice.• • A slight downward head tilt will allow for a wider view into what is typically a blind spot - this is a good tactic for stationary use e.g. using an ATM.• • When walking, I observe the spaces in front [even across the street] for anomalies and periodically take a quick glance back - how often and how far I turn will be dependent on the overall context of my situation and the threat level.• • Follow @stayingsafe_selfdefense for more breakdowns.• • Disclaimer: Most violent encounters provide many concepts and principles to learn from. The point of my posts are to breakdown a particular incident into a few digestible concepts; not to provide full commentary on all lessons to be learned.• • DM for 🎥 credit.Key takeaways: movement, use of terrain, and improvised weapons.• • I mentioned in the post from Oct 29, 2018, I generally do not recommend pepper spray due to most people’s complacency with it once purchased - however, this video provides an example of proper deployment.• • The video does not show the intended victim fumbling to find or prepare to use the spray; he appears prepared and ready to deploy it.• • He moves as he sprays the attacker - this is key. If you do not move, even if the spray is effective in temporarily blinding your attacker, the individual still knows your position and can/will continue the attack.• • The intended victim sprays the attacker a second time before using a storage closet as cover from the hammer attack - excellent use of the terrain for protection. There could be downsides to this depending on the circumstances e.g. the clerk is now trapped in the room, etc. but in this case it worked well.• • We see the pepper spray begin to take full effect on the attacker and the would be victim attempts to disarm him; he realized the disarm is unsuccessful and retreats back to cover.• • A bystander grabs a chair and uses it to beat the attacker into submission.• • Follow @stayingsafe_selfdefense for more breakdowns.• • DM for 🎥 credit.• • Disclaimer: Most violent encounters provide many concepts and principles to learn from. The point of my posts are to breakdown a particular incident into a few digestible concepts; not to provide full commentary on all lessons to be learned.•Crime of Opportunity (COO) - act committed without premeditation or with little to no planning. The criminal observes an opportunity and seizes the moment.• • This is a prime example of a COO; the would be victim left a riding lawnmower on a trailer only secured by a spare tire to keep it from rolling off. The would be criminals attempt to steal the trailer but are thwarted by the owner, who was alerted by their dog barking.• • Key takeaways: •can happen quickly without little to no warning.• •dogs are great alarms.• •home surveillance helps after the incident for investigative purposes.• •the owner did a good job capturing photographic evidence of the license plate.• •doesn’t only apply to property crimes; crime of opportunity can happen in a number of scenarios.• •secure your valuables physically and from sight.• •when confronting a criminal during the commission of a crime, be cognizant of and prepared for the criminal to escalate the violence to avoid capture. The owner was lucky in this case as she does not appear to be prepared to deal with a violent encounter.• • Follow @stayingsafe_selfdefense for more breakdowns.• • Disclaimer: Most violent encounters provide many concepts and principles to learn from. The point of my posts are to breakdown a particular incident into a few digestible concepts; not to provide full commentary on all lessons to be learned.•
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