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Facing Violence - 7 Things Every Martial Artist Must Know [DVD]

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  • Actors: Rory Miller
  • Directors: David Silver
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Yang's Martial Arts Association
  • DVD Release Date: 18 April 2012
  • Run Time: 129 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 1594392285
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,943 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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REGION 0 PLAYABLE ANYWHERE - Is Your Self-Defense Training Based in Reality? Rory Miller explains seven elements that must be addressed to adapt your self-defense training for the most common types of street violence. Any training that dismisses any of these areas leaves you vulnerable to a potentially deadly violent assault and you might be training yourself to go to jail. 1. Legal and ethical implications. Every martial artist must learn force law, and explore his or her own ethical limitations. Mr. Miller explores this issue so you may determine where this often-overlooked ethical line lies within yourself. 2. Violence dynamics. Unfortunately, many martial arts and self-defense classes do not train for reality-based violence, focused upon how attacks most-commonly happen. Mr. Miller teaches you to recognize an attack before it happens and know what kind of attack you are facing. 3. Avoidance. You will learn and practice escape and evasion, verbal de-escalation, and avoidance of dangerous situations. 4. Counter-ambush. In the unfortunate event that you are attacked unexpectedly, you will need a handful of actions trained to reflex level for a sudden violent attack. 5. Breaking the freeze. Freezing is almost universal in a sudden attack, even for experienced law personnel and expert martial artists. Students must learn to recognize a freeze and break out of one in order to react to an attack quickly. 6. The fight itself. Mr. Miller explains that your training needs to be in line with how violence really happens in the world. 7. The aftermath. There are potential legal, psychological, and medical effects of engaging in violence, no matter how justified. Any teacher or student of self-defense, and any person who desires a deeper understanding of violence needs to understand the concepts taught in this program.Is Your Self-Defense Training Based in Reality? Rory Miller explains seven elements that must be addressed to adapt your self-defense training for the most common types of street violence. Any training that dismisses any of these areas leaves you vulnerable to a potentially deadly violent assault and you might be training yourself to go to jail. 1. Legal and ethical implications. Every martial artist must learn force law, and explore his or her own ethical limitations. Mr. Miller explores this issue so you may determine where this often-overlooked ethical line lies within yourself. 2. Violence dynamics. Unfortunately, many martial arts and self-defense classes do not train for reality-based violence, focused upon how attacks most-commonly happen. Mr. Miller teaches you to recognize an attack before it happens and know what kind of attack you are facing. 3. Avoidance. You will learn and practice escape and evasion, verbal de-escalation, and avoidance of dangerous situations. 4. Counter-ambush. In the unfortunate event that you are attacked unexpectedly, you will need a handful of actions trained to reflex level for a sudden violent attack. 5. Breaking the freeze. Freezing is almost universal in a sudden attack, even for experienced law personnel and expert martial artists. Students must learn to recognize a freeze and break out of one in order to react to an attack quickly. 6. The fight itself. Mr. Miller explains that your training needs to be in line with how violence really happens in the world. 7. The aftermath. There are potential legal, psychological, and medical effects of engaging in violence, no matter how justified. Any teacher or student of self-defense, and any person who desires a deeper understanding of violence needs to understand the concepts taught in this program.

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I can highly recommend this DVD as being of great quality filming with a truly great self defence trainer Rory Miller.

I have had the great pleasure of training with Rory Miller and I bought some of his books before training with him. This is for anyone who is interested in Self Defence, who teaches/instructs Self Defence Classes. First, you'll get a lot if you pay attention, think about what Miller discusses, and implement his ideas into your overall self-defense strategies and training. Second, watch this DVD because Miller knows what he's talking about and addresses a lot of things that aren't even mentioned in most self-defense and martial art's training DVDs.

The DVD is great companion to Rory Miller's book of the same title. Both the DVD and the book "Facing violence" cover seven important things any martial artist or person wanting to know about self-defense must consider when dealing with real fights, real attacks and real violence. These seven areas are: 1) Legal and ethical implications 2) Violence dynamics 3) Avoidance 4) Counter-ambush 5) Breaking the freeze 6) The fight itself 7) The aftermath.

Rory Miller has a group that he teaches to, and they interact with Miller, and thus is makes this DVD more like being in a live seminar with Miller. Rory Miller teach's these seminars of which I have attended one in Edinburgh. This DVD takes on the appearance of a live program and not the rehearsed "DVD programs" that many of us are used to.

My best advice is to Listen Clearly to this. Pay attention. And you need to let these lessons sink in to help you be better prepared to face actual violence.

When Rory talks it is from actual hard-won knowledge that he shares honestly.
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Novelist Steven Barnes, in the foreword to Rory Miller's first book, writes about the "gap" between reality and fantasy: the place where novelists play. Between the many kinds of violence and dojo training lies the gap which others have tried to help us span: Geoff Thompson and Peter Consterdine here in the UK, Loren Christensen and Marc MacYoung in the US. For the last few years, Rory Miller's been bringing something new to the mix.

When does breaking eye contact and turning away defuse the situation? When does it spell disaster? What are the personal, ethical decisions you need to make now, in advance, when (I hope) you are safe?

There are training scenarios here, but it's 90 percent in a lecture/tutorial format, and it's possibly the best single resource on self-protection I've encountered in four decades of training. There's nothing specific to a style or discipline here: that's what your dojo is for.

Mr Miller's background is as a corrections officer in US prisons (and in Baghdad), dealing legally and safely against threats most of us will never face once - and doing it all the time. And that includes talking down psychotics. Only two or three references are specific to the US, such as exploring your ethical limits by imagining the circumstances under which you would shoot (or refuse to shoot) an attacker. All of it translates.

And yes, I recommend the book of the same name - it complements the DVD - along with Meditations on Violence. Superb.
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I have read or downloaded most of Rory Miller's books. Although US based,most of the points are as applicable in the UK. I like the fact it's not combat martial arts but more a basis for self protection and some really interesting basic concepts.

Overall an excellent view and I've just bought another to give as a present!
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VERY HONEST DVD ABOUT VIOLENCE. EMPHASISES ON LETTING GO OF YOUR EGO TO SAVE YOUR LIFE. I recommend this dvd.
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