Conflict Communication

Author : Rory Miller
ISBN : 9781594393327
Genre : Social Science
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Your reactions to conflict are subconscious, scripted, and for the good of the group. Conflict happens everywhere: at work, with friends and family, among strangers, and certainly in violence. Why did your boss ignore a suggestion that could save millions of dollars? Why do you have the same argument again and again with your spouse? When someone insults you, why do you get angry? Why do bad guys beat up the weak? You have three brains. • Lizard brain (survival) • Monkey brain (emotion / social status) • Human brain (reason) Each “brain” has a different priority and evolved to deal with different kinds of conflict. They work using different scripts and have a very clear seniority system. Conflict Communication (ConCom) presents a functional taxonomy to see, understand, and manipulate the roots of life’s conflicts. You will have the background, the principles, and a collection of tricks to manage and ideally avoid dangerous conflicts. No going back. After reading this book, you can never go back. Even if you reject everything in the program, even if you refuse to admit how often your monkey brain has controlled your life, escalations toward conflict will never again be invisible to you. As the fortune cookie says, “Your life is about to change.”
Category: Social Science

Facing Violence

Author : Rory Miller
ISBN : 9781594392375
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This book stands alone as an introduction to the context of self-defense. There are seven elements that must be addressed to bring self-defense training to something approaching ‘complete.’ Training that dismisses any of these areas leaves you vulnerable: Legal and ethical implications. To learn self-defense, you must learn force law. The consequence is prison. Side by side with the legal rules, everyone must explore his or her own ethical limitations. Most people don’t really know where this ethical line lies within them. Violence dynamics. Self-defense must teach how attacks happen. You must be able to recognize an attack before it happens and know what kind you are facing. Avoidance. You need to learn and practice not-fighting. Learning includes escape and evasion, verbal de-escalation, and also pure not-be-there avoidance. Counter-ambush. If you didn’t see the precursors or couldn’t successfully avoid the encounter, you will need a handful of actions, trained to reflex level, to deal with a sudden violent attack. Breaking the freeze. Freezing is almost universal in a sudden attack. You must learn to recognize a freeze and break out of one. The fight itself. Most martial arts and self-defense instructors concentrate their time on the fight. It just needs to be in line with how violence really happens in the world. The aftermath. There are potential legal, psychological, and medical effects of engaging in violence no matter how justified. Advanced preparation is critical.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Chiron Training Journal

Author : Rory Miller
ISBN : 0615968597
Genre :
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Knowledge is power. But understanding is better. You can learn things in a class, but only by analysis, reflection and, above all, testing do you come to understand. The Chiron Training Journal is a place to think and write, to document your journey and your growth. Whether you are a martial artist, a self-defense instructor, a gardener or a writer, journaling will help you understand your past and plan your future in whatever art you study. The CTJ will walk you through setting long-term goals; deriving your own personal lists of the building block skills, principles and concepts that guide your art; and track what you do and what you learn. This is your book. This is your life. Fill it up with good stuff.

Meditations On Violence

Author : Rory Miller
ISBN : 9781594391408
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A Comparison of Martial Arts Training & Real-World Violence. Experienced martial artist and veteran correction officer Sgt. Rory Miller distills what he has learned from jailhouse brawls, tactical operations and ambushes to explore the differences between martial arts and the subject martial arts were designed to deal with: Violence. In section one, Sgt. Miller introduces the myths, metaphors and expectations that most martial artists have about what they will ultimately learn in their dojo. This is then compared with the complexity of the reality of violence. Complexity is one of the recurring themes throughout this work. Section two examines how to think critically about violence, how to evaluate sources of knowledge and clearly explains the concepts of strategy and tactics. Sections three and four focus on the dynamics of violence itself and the predators who perpetuate it. Drawing on hundreds of encounters and thousands of hours spent with criminals Sgt. Miller explains the types of violence; how, where, when and why it develops; the effects of adrenaline; how criminals think, and even the effects of drugs and altered states of consciousness in a fight. Section five centers on training for violence, and adapting your present training methods to that reality. It discusses the pros and cons of modern and ancient martial arts training and gives a unique insight into early Japanese kata as a military training method. Section six is all about how to make self-defense work. Miller examines how to look at defense in a broader context, and how to overcome some of your own subconscious resistance to meeting violence with violence. The last section deals with the aftermath—the cost of surviving sudden violence or violent environments, how it can change you for good or bad. It gives advice for supervisors and even for instructors on how to help a student/survivor. You’ll even learn a bit about enlightenment. Rory Miller has served for seventeen years in corrections as an officer and sergeant working maximum security, booking and mental health; leading a tactical team; and teaching subjects ranging from Defensive Tactics and Use of Force to First Aid and Crisis Communications with the Mentally Ill.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Strong On Defense Simple Strategies To Protect You And Your Family Fro

Author : Sanford Strong
ISBN : 9780671522933
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Draws on true stories of people who have been involved in criminal violence to illustrate how to develop a survival mindset and quick, immediate reactions in the case of a criminal attack
Category: Literary Criticism

Protect Your Family Against Terrorism

Author : Angus Weston
ISBN : 9781785386640
Genre : Reference
File Size : 60.45 MB
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Today we are all living under a credible terrorist threat, yet many people remain unprepared. Would you and your family know how to react if you were caught up in a terrorist attack? Do you take the necessary steps to protect your family from potential atrocities whenever you leave home? This book delivers the advice you need to ensure you and your family stay safe. Written in an easy-to-understand format by security experts with many years of field experience in both military and civilian scenarios, it describes how best to prepare for the possibility of an attack, how to react should an incident occur close to you, and what to do in the immediate aftermath. With sections that cover a range of scenarios from an attack on the underground or on public transport to an incident at a beach hotel or even on a cruise ship, you will find straight-talking, no-nonsense advice based on real scenarios that ensures you and your loved ones can make decisions and take action that could mean the difference between life and death. In addition to the various specific scenarios, you are also provided with advice on how to enhance your situational awareness in any situation, enabling you to protect your family from the next inevitable attack. Also included is a comprehensive checklist detailing actions to take prior to travelling away from home. Terrorist atrocities are becoming more frequent. Don’t let your family find themselves in a dangerous situation without the knowledge of how best to react - Protect Your Family from Terrorism.
Category: Reference

Training For Sudden Violence

Author : Rory Miller
ISBN : 159439380X
Genre : Social Science
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The speed and brutality of a predatory attack can shock even an experienced martial artist. The sudden chaos, the cascade of stress hormones you feel as though time slows down. In reality, the assault is over in an instant. How does anyone prepare for that? As a former corrections sergeant and tactical team leader, Rory Miller is a proven survivor. He instructs police and corrections professionals who, in many cases, receive only eight hours of defensive tactics training each year. They need techniques that work and they need unflinching courage. In Drills: Training for Sudden Violence Miller gives you the tools to prepare and prevail, both physically and psychologically. He shares hard-won lessons from a world most of us hope we never experience. . Train in fundamentals, combat drills, and dynamic fighting.. Develop situational awareness.. Condition yourself through stress inoculation.. Take a critical look at your training habits. You don t get to pick where fights go, Miller writes. That s why he has created a series of drills to train you for the worst of it. You will defend yourself on your feet, on the ground, against weapons, in a crowd, and while blindfolded. You will reevaluate your training scenarios keeping what works, discarding what does not, and improving your chances of survival. Miller s internal work, world work, and plastic mind exercises will challenge you in ways that mere physical training does not. Sections include . Stalking. Escape and evasion. The predator mind. Personal threat assessment This is a fight for your life, and it won t happen on a nice soft mat. It will get, as Miller says, all kinds of messy. Drills: Training for Sudden Violence prepares you for that mess."
Category: Social Science

Sharpening The Warrior S Edge

Author : Bruce K. Siddle
ISBN : 0964920506
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 72.21 MB
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Sharpening The Warrior's Edge is the first text which examines survival and combat performance from a scientific perspective. Author Bruce K. Siddle methodically brings together one hundred years of research which identifies the relationship between survuval stress, the heart rate and combat performance. Beyond mere theory, the test explains ... why combat performance and reaction time deteriorates under the effects of survival stress, why and how perceptual and visual narrowing occurs during combat, an insight into Survival Stress Management techniques designed for combat, how to develop a training methodology which combines educational psychology, neurobiology, principles of learning and motor learning research. Most importantly, Siddle explores the psychological and spiritual components which establish the warrior mindset. This pioneering text is a must read for present -day warriors, or anyone involved in use of force, combat or martial arts training.
Category: Psychology

In The Name Of Self Defense

Author : Marc MacYoung
ISBN : 0692250212
Genre :
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The cell walls seem to close in as he buries his head in his hands. The same thoughts repeat over and over in his fogged mind: It all happened so quick. One second I was getting out of my car, the next he was attacking me. Now I'm being charged with manslaughter! How did this happen? It was self-defense . . . wasn't it? Prison is filled with people who thought they were defending themselves. Just saying, "It was self-defense" isn't enough. When you claim self-defense you are basically confessing to a crime. To keep from being convicted you must provide evidence your actions remained within certain boundaries and you acted with just cause. You're going to have to prove it was self-defense. That's assuming you stayed inside legal boundaries and acted reasonably in the first place. If you didn't . . . Now . . . are you sure you know what constitutes actual self-defense? If the honest answer is no, then this book is an absolute must-read! In the Name of Self-defense is an in-depth exploration of what is and what is not self-defense. It covers real-life problems overlooked by most training. Issues that will arise if you find yourself involved in violence. Most of all it will challenge what you think you know about defending yourself. Using the information contained in this book could mean the difference between legitimate self-defense, you laying in a parking lot, or prison! This book presents information unlike any you've seen before, focusing not only on the aftermath of an incident, but on what commonly leads to violence and how your actions before, during, and after will make or break your claim of self-defense. Learn about the limitations on self-defense, how to accurately assess a situation, scale force and concisely "articulate" the timeline of events to officers and legal professionals in a manner that reduces the chances of a misunderstanding . . . and a subsequent prison sentence. Whether you want to add to the knowledge you acquired as a beginner in a self-defense class or you're an instructor looking to further your own knowledge or a professional whose job requirements place you in potentially violent situations with dissatisfied clients or customers . . . it doesn't matter! In the Name of Self-defense is a must-read for everybody! If you're lucky, you will never need the information contained within these pages, but if you ever require it what you learn from this volume will be vital. Author and self-defense expert Marc MacYoung takes you on an entertaining journey through these lesser known (and some never-before-broached) aspects of self-defense. MacYoung helps readers understand how to avoid violence, how to use the appropriate amount of force if it happens, and how to present the facts in a way that self-defense is clearly understood and judged applicable to that situation. With a witty sense of humor and fifty years experience in a plethora of violent encounters coupled with a montage of experts in his corner, MacYoung delivers a thought-provoking examination of the world of self-defense and protecting yourself legally after being forced to protect yourself physically.

Verbal Judo

Author : George J. Thompson, PhD
ISBN : 0060577657
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 37.61 MB
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Improve communication, resolve conflicts, and avoid the most common conversational disasters through simple, easily remembered strategies that deflect and redirect negative behaviour. Verbal Judo is the martial art of the mind and mouth that can show you how to be better prepared in every verbal encounter. Listen and speak more effectively, engage people through empathy (the most powerful word in the English language), avoid the most common conversational disasters, and use proven strategies that allow you to successfully communicate your point of view and take the upper hand in most disputes.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines