Tag Archives: situational awareness

Assessment and Awareness in Self Defense

It was a force-on-force class using Simunitions. The two student partners were walking down a path and, as they rounded the bend, saw an attractive, young woman lying crumpled on the ground by the path. One of the men, who happened to be … Continue reading

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Overcoming Threat-Fixation & Tunnel Vision

Tunnel vision can be caused by a number of things, including health issues, but we are going to look at tunnel vision as it relates to life-threatening, dangerous situations. It is the physical phenomenon that occurs when we get up … Continue reading

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Aiming for ‘Condition Yellow:’ A Lesson in Awareness

Annie Oakley Wilson, mistress of condition yellow. My little Dachshund has me pretty well trained. That little girl will come and stare at me until I understand that she needs to go outside. When I open the back door, she … Continue reading

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Personal-Defense Partners: Working Together for Survival

There is no question your chances for survival increase significantly when you face a threat with a trained partner. Of course, the most-important word in that sentence is trained. The more you and your partner work and train together, the … Continue reading

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