Preparing for violence means learning about how it happens and how we look at it.

Preparing for violence means learning about how it happens and how we look at it.

 

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What is your schema, your way of looking at violence? Your point of view determines how you prepare, so working on your point of view may be as important as anything in your defensive preparations.

William Aprill is a mental health professional who has made it his business to study how and why violence happens and how we react to violence. He combines that with his background in shooting and law enforcement to help him relate what he knows to how we train. He’s one of the true intellectuals in the field and definitely worth listening to whenever you get the chance.

He recently sat down with John and Andy on the Ballistic Radio Show on Cincinnati’s 55KRC and talked about schemas and threat profiles as a way of prioritizing your gear and training. You can listen to a recording of that episode at this link, and I recommend that you do so.

If you are serious about self defense, Aprill raises some interesting questions about how you prepare and equip yourself to protect your life (or the lives of your loved ones.) Very much worth your time to listen!

-=[ Grant ]=-

  • Posted by Grant Cunningham
  • On February 18, 2014