The outline of what I want to teach is right here and so much of it is not physical. Almost all of it centers on two aspects of the triangle-- Awareness and Permission. Largely because almost every failure that I have seen came from these issues.
Introduction and Safety Briefing. Talking points include:
- What I don't know
- Understanding what you need
- Chosen beliefs that may be dangerous or false
- Fear versus danger
- Social (and types)
- Asocial (and types)
- Social scripts gone toxic
- Asocial behavior disguised as social scripts
- Potential for danger: Places (including reading terrain); Time; Understanding normal; Personal threat profiles for each student.
- Existence: Time; distance; demeanor; signs of adrenalization
- Evaluation: Primary indicators of social vs. asocial, e.g. proxemics; witnesses; disparity of force behaviors; skill indicators
Quick detour into Logic of Violence: the questions the threat must answer and what those mean to your preparation.
Prevention by type
- Recognize personal conditioning
- Be rude
- Finding the switch
- Environmental Fighting
- 'A' and 'B' strikes (A are reliable and require little strength or practice; B are reliable but require a little skill or power to pull off)
Strategic Skill: Fight to the Goal
I kind of want to add self-defense law. It's not as important for most women unless they are afraid of it, at least not in a legal sense. But some people find that when they mentally justify actions to an imaginary jury, they can act because they have also justified acting internally. Also, the Logic of Violence section can be expanded to look at a crime longitudinally, and the different options at each stage.
Lots to cover. Not sure there will ever be enough time to make the people I care about safe enough.