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Conflict Management and De-Escalation Training

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Have you ever been in a conflict situation and not known how to handle it? Have you actually found that in that conflict situation things have started to get out of hand and you have started to fear for your

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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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Making Mistakes Can Be Great!

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You might recall one my last videos and the related blog post about what it actually means to fail. Now, if you watched that you’ll know that fail doesn’t really mean ‘fail’, it actually means ‘First Attempt in Learning’. In

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Clear Thinking

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How can developing clear thinking assist training? This is a question I considered following another Systema lesson with Andy Travis, the instructor at Russian Martial Art GB and is a little bit of a follow-up to my last post on building

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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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Managing Fight-or-Flight through the ‘Pre-Mortem’

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Managing Fight or Flight or Stress through the use of a ‘Pre-Mortem’ We all know the effects of ‘fight-or-flight’ aka ‘stress’ when facing a major threat in some form, because we’ve all experienced it (you wouldn’t be human if you

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