Soft Skills Webinar Part II (diary entry)

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Sunday saw the second part of what has evolved into CCMA’s standard Soft Skills Webinar trilogy. Last month we focused on attitude and awareness. This time we put the spotlight on deceptive and aggressive pre-incident indicators, the effects of stress/fear in a crisis situation and the options presented at the crisis point. Sources such as Desmond Morris, Geoff Thompson, Peter Consterdine, Gavin De Becker and Dave Grossman were cited throughout the webinar. My thanks to Keiryu Practical Karate for kindly hosting me as well as support from Mary Stevens of Athena Karate.

I was asked some interesting questions regarding how our knowledge on how fine motor skills deteriorate when our heart-rate is at optimum combat efficiency affects our technique training selection, how being aware of how stress affects us and others that we have a better chance of dealing with violent individuals during a pre-incident situation and differences between male and female violence.

DON’T MISS PART III. Contact lee@keiryukarate.com to book your place for 5th July 2020!

Webinar resources and recommendations:

“The Gift of Fear”/”Protecting the Gift” by Gavin De Becker

“On Combat” by Dave Grossman

“Manwatching”/”People Watching” by Desmond Morris

“The Wisdom of Psychopaths” by Kevin Dutton

“Dead or Alive” by Geoff Thompson

“Streetwise” by Peter Consterdine

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