Situational Awareness Update

Situational Awareness Update

I have written about situational awareness many times in the past. However, I believe it merits repeating again in order to share these concepts with our new readers and it will also serve as a reminder for our longtime readers. The article will outline the... Read more
Stress Inoculation Training

Stress Inoculation Training

Stress Inoculation Training (SIT) is the term used to represent a collection of coping strategies provided to the student. Developed in the late 1970s by Donald Meichenbaum, SIT was originally designed for use with multiple populations of individuals. Often thought of... Read more
Street Knife Fight – Reality vs Fantasy

Street Knife Fight – Reality vs Fantasy

This blog post will outline the realities of a street knife attack and highlight the dangers N.B. This post is not written to discredit or disrespect any martial artist/instructor or seasoned fighter Fantasy Mindset and Scenarios 1. I have learnt techniques on how to... 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