So I'm kicking it out to get some more thoughts. My gut feeling is that I don't teach enough, that nothing should be deliberately withheld. My feelings after teaching a seminar (as opposed to a workshop) is always a sense of frustration at all the important things we didn't have time for.
With some time on a plane and a notebook, I made a couple of lists and it's likely that my friend is right. The list are the things I have covered in different trainings, things that I think are useful and important. They all blend, as well and it's not so much the pieces as the combinations between the pieces that really matter. Take a look...
1-Count Seven Facets
Operant Conditioning Training Legal
3-way OC training Violence Dynamics
Woofing (light and heavy) Avoidance/E&E
Tony Blauer's Manson Drill De-Escalation
Tony's Night of the Living Dead Counter-ambush
Reception Line Recognize and break the freeze
Hood drill The Fight
Break Through Aftermath: Med, legal, psych
Clothespin Game Effects- 1 or many incidents
Roll-over (4 levels) 4 Elements
Targeting Drill SSR effects
ConSim Force Law/Policy (cop version)
Frisk Fighting Big 3
Environmental Fighting Adrenaline loops (video)
Weapon Retention Nightmare opponents
Manhandling Types of Assaults (+video)
Leverage and leverage points Fighting to the goal
Lock flow Male and Female Adrenaline
Articulation Layered ranging
Baby Drill Chaos management
2 on 1 one-count 4 Basic truths
Pass-parry Flaw in the Drill
Core fighting Go Buttons
Crashing Perfect move
Spine controls Effects and Actions (MPDS)
Blindfold drills Social and Asocial violence
Face masking Safety Briefing
Shrugging/ Core defense
There are more, I'm sure. And it seems like a lot, but it all connects and sometimes the lecture is just a single sentence attached to a drill. There really isn't a lot to remember, a whole day seminar really usually only has 3-4 techniques. The rest is stuff that people just forget to see or avoid thinking about, but already know.
Any thoughts? I especially want to hear if you have been to one of the seminars. I'm still trying to learn how to do them better.