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Mind Your NQRs – Arming Your Intuition with Non-Judgmental Observation

Any violence prevention instructor worth their salt knows that personal safety begins with situational awareness. And while it’s great to acknowledge that people should be aware of their surroundings,...

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Positional Asphyxia and Excited Delirium: Recommendations for Police, Prison and Security Operatives

The purpose of this article is to draw attention to the conditions known as Positional Asphyxia and Excited Delirium. Guest post by Daz Norton.

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Martial Arts are Not Self-Defence

One of the most common questions you’ll find in self-defence forums, groups, or discussions is “Is this art good for self-defence?” Instantly what happens is practitioners of that art...

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How to Inject Realism into Traditional Martial Arts

As a long term traditional martial artist, as well as a fierce proponent of reality-based self-defence (RBSD), I am often asked how I can seemingly play for both teams....

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7 Mistakes Organisations Make when Tackling Customer Aggression

I’ve been working around customer aggression and workplace violence for close to 15 years now. In that time, I’ve worked amongst a variety of industries including, but not limited...

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Assertive Courtesy: A 21st Century Technique to Managing Conflict

In the field of verbal self-defence (alternatively called conflict management, verbal de-escalation, tactical communication, or any other buzz word that suits you) there is an ongoing dichotomy between two...

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