During the fight or flight syndrome we experience what is known as 'mid brain' where we are not discernable from animals and our only concern is that of survival. Our instinct in mid brain then is 'to run' away as opposed to 'stand and fight'. This instinct is deeply embedded in our genes and goes back thousands of years to our Mammalian ancestry where assailants were too great to stand and fight and 'flight' was always the favoured response. The art of posturing works on this proven premise and teaches you how to trigger mid brain in a potential assailant and literally frighten him into 'flight instinct' (so that he runs away) and beat him without becoming physical. It also helps to explain (and therefore give solace) why we feel like running away from all confrontational moments in life and how we can train ourselves and our students to overcome this natural instinct when perhaps runninf away is not in our best interests.