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Breathing To Control Stress

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Breathing To Control Stress In this video blog post, I’m going to be talking about how to use breathing to control stress. Now, this is something I’ve been aware of for quite a number of years, as it is an

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Doorman gets Six Years for Manslaughter

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This is why you can’t ignore the Law regarding ‘Reasonable Force’! A doorman has received a six-year custodial sentence for the manslaughter of a customer in an Oldbury nightclub. Unfortunately, this is not the first time this has happened (another door

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POP for Safety!

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How to quickly assess a threat? Try ‘POP’ – Person – Object – Place When facing the possibility of being involved in a potentially violent incident, it helps to know how to quickly assess the threat so you can plan

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Creating Confidence

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Creating Confidence when Instructing Why is building confidence in delegates on physical skills training courses, such as self defence or physical intervention, so important? It’s actually hugely important when you’re trying to facilitate learning, and this the reason why I’m

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The Truth About Situational Awareness

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Why is Situational Awareness so important? The truth is that most people have probably not heard of ‘Situational Awareness’, yet only the other day this very subject was touched upon in the media due to comments made by a former head

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Home Defence Law and Human Rights

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Home Defence Law and Human Rights Here’s a question for you – if some-one breaks into your house and use force that would be seen as ‘disproportionate’, do you think you will be prosecuted? The realistic answer is probably not,

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Contact and Cover

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    Contact and Cover: How would you and another colleague deal with situation where a service-user was showing aggravated behaviour if you were first on the scene? In the video above, we have a brief look at a technique

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What you need to know about Self Defence Law…

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Self Defence Law So what does the law actually say about self defence? In the above video, we have a brief look at one of the UK laws governing what is known as ‘reasonable force’ and this is Section 3

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Duggan Inquest Challenge

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Duggan Inquest Challenge at Court of Appeal This is an interesting development which I picked up on last week. The family of Mark Duggan, whose shooting by a Police marksman four years ago triggered the riots in London and elsewhere, are challenging

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Reasonable Force Vs ‘Fight-or-Flight’…

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  ‘Nobody is going to be thinking about the law under pressure!’ Actually, the truth might surprise you… Another interesting comment that came out during our survey effectively stated that no-one is going to be thinking about the law under

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