The Four Temperaments

The Four Temperaments

The study of the four temperaments goes back to the time of the Greek Physician Hippocrates who theorised that personality traits and human behaviours are based on four separate temperaments associated with four fluids of the body: choleric temperament (yellow bile... Read more
Psychological effects of violent encounters

Psychological effects of violent encounters

Being involved in a violent encounter does not affect everyone in the same way. At an individual level, some may experience the encounter with few or no psychological consequences, while others will go through the same situation and be emotionally devastated. This... Read more
The most effective armament?

The most effective armament?

The most effective weapon we possess is our mind At Guardian Defence we won’t expect you to turn up, hit focus mitts, kick some pads and perform techniques with a partner then go home. Learning how to defend ourselves is much more complex than learning how to strike,... Read more
Overcoming Fear and Anxiety

Overcoming Fear and Anxiety

Overcoming Fear and Anxiety Fear is a powerful and primitive human emotion. It alerts us to the presence of danger and it was critical in keeping our ancestors alive. In contrast to fear, anxiety is a general state of distress that is longer lasting than fear and is... Read more
Manipulation

Manipulation

At Guardian Defence our classes encompass the psychological aspects of why people commit violent acts. Some of the most dangerous individuals can be highly intelligent, dynamic and persuasive. This short article will give a basic overview of how people manipulate... Read more