Tag Archives: situational awareness

Staying Alert: The Key for Personal Defense

Maintaining one’s alertness involves monitoring not only what’s happening, but also any person or object that appears to be out of place. In personal-defense classes, we talk to the students about awareness. Some instructors love to use the term “keep … Continue reading

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Crisis Situations and Staying Alert

Photo by Andrey Zvyagintsev on Unsplash The various distractions of life are what keep us from being as alert as we should be. So, as if work, family, and just getting through a busy day aren’t enough, let’s add a pandemic to the whole thing. … Continue reading

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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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