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'I Hate Violence': Thoughts on Tools, Idealism and Misconceptions

I remember describing to some family members, in excited fascination, some new insight I got into self defence and violence prevention. To my amazement, they were horrified by what I was describing. The general consensus was that ‘it’s all so violent’. The discussion went on to the moral opposition of violence, and eventually the following sentence came up:

‘I hate violence’.

Well, I’m here to tell you something. If you say that you hate violence, you are either naive or silly. 

 

Don’t believe me? Well, read on and I’m sure I can change your mind!

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Trick Question: Where Does Real-World Violence Happen?

Spreadsheets, Processes, Goal Setting and Developing Training Plans

'Roses Really Smell Like': Reasons, Excuses and Recognising Your Own BS

Defending You from You: Self Defence, Defence of Self, and Defence From Self

Not Just a River in Egypt: The Most Dangerous Thing You Say to Yourself is...

The Flip Side: Traditional Martial Arts and Combat Sports ARE Effective for Self Defence...?

Welcome to the After-party: Dealing With the Consequences of Self Defence

Don't Try This at Home: A Common Self Defence Mistake You've Probably Made

Why Are You Here? Thoughts on Challenging Times and the Self Defence Mindset

The Many Faces of the Dojo, Pt. 5 (or 'Titular Tantrums')

The Many Faces of the Dojo, Pt. 4 (or 'The Coach Conundrum')

Situational Awareness Games: Tips and Tricks to Improve your Personal Safety

The Situational Awareness Trap: Do You Know What to Look For?

Under Pressure: Thoughts on Resistance, Contact and Pressure Testing

The Difference Between Life and Death: 2 Stories of Situational Awareness

Eurydice Dixon's Tragic Death: Thoughts on Victim Blaming, Personal Responsibility and Safety

An Elevator Ride That Changed My Life: A Tale About Heart

Bring the Ring to the Street: Self Defence Lessons from Combat Sports

Your High-School Teacher Was Wrong: Thoughts on Multiple Attackers

Van Damme and Krav Maga: What the 80's Got Right!

Let's Settle it! The Best Self Defence System is...

Fast Cars and D*ck Jokes: Getting Ready for Your Krav Maga Grading

Annoying or Dangerous? A Handy Guide to Self Defence Decisions

Permission Granted: On the Willingness to Act in Self Defence

Not Just Like Riding a Bike - Thoughts on Longevity in Self Defence

The Art of Picking Locks - Thoughts on Teaching Martial Arts

The 3 P's of Speed, Part II - Cycles, Resets and Defaults

Etudes for Boxing (or 'Learning How to Make a Great Speech') - Drills for Timing, Range and Self Expression

Yiddish Self Protection, Grandmothers and Some Important Life Lessons

Technical Difficulties, Curricular Conundrums and Adaptive Learning

Fight or Fright, Pt. 2

Fight or Fright, pt. 1

Being a Good Training Partner, Pt. 2 - Roles, Mirrors and Comfort

Being a Good Training Partner, Pt. 1 - Roadmaps and Tools

3 Hilariously Sad Stories of Effort and Reward

'Woof Woof' - Tales of Intent, Confidence, Ego and Dog Poop

Economic Theory and Your Training, Pt. 2 - Lessons From Behavioural Finance

Economic Theory and Your Training, Pt. 1 - There May Be Something Here...

Venn Diagrams and Martial Arts: Tradition, Sport and Self Defence

Lessons From A Tattoo - Attachment, Contentment and Progress in Martial Arts

A Broken Compass: Mayweather Vs McGregor, Morality Vs Curiosity and Combat Sports Vs Martial Arts

The Many Faces of the Dojo, Pt. 3 (or 'Enough Stereotypes Already!')

The Many Faces of the Dojo, Pt. 2 (or 'More Stereotype Fails')

The Many Faces of the Dojo, Pt. 1 (or 'Martial Artist Stereotypes')

Not All Arts Were Created Equal

It's You Vs You, Part 1: Martial Arts Mediocrity, Excellence and Success

How Your Messy Desktop Can Literally Get You Killed!

The Dojo Syndrome Pt. 4 (Or 'Oh No, More Self Defence Fails!)

Why You Should Beat Your Instructors Up

Play Music to Learn How to Fight (or Vice Versa)!

Principles of Pugilistic Propulsion

Alone or Together?

Speed with 3 P's

Is Your Krav Maga Soft?

Sparring in Krav Maga... Should You?

Why You Will Fail to Keep Your New Year's Resolution... And What to do About it!

Get S.M.A.R.T

Getting Punched in the Face, Puzzle Solving and Critical Thinking

Is Self-Defence a Lifestyle Choice?

The Dojo Syndrome pt. 3 (or 'even more reasons why self defence training is done badly')

The Real Dojo Bully

Martial Arts Fairytales

How do You Know You Know?!

Learning Different Styles... or Different Learning Styles?