Training your Mind
The power behind the psychological characteristics of self-defense cannot be understated. Predators and attackers have a singular
Action not Apathy
We built the SHIELD System through
If you’re still reading, chances are feeling helpless or apathetic is not your style, and you’re ready
Fact: Exposure to high-stress scenarios and potential real-world impact builds your mental game as much as your physical one! We seek to build up those defenses
Fear is a tool, one that has kept humans alive since the dawn of time. In situations of immediate high stress, like a violent event, fear can turn to panic (all but guaranteeing a negative result), or fear can be embraced as a challenge (presenting an opportunity). How we employ fear is a psychological weapon at our disposal at all times, and one we must learn to effectively utilize.
Mental and Emotional Team Building
Individuals and groups will often not take a self-defense course because they think it’s too hard, they’re
Our instructors can accurately read a room and cater to individual needs and capabilities within a group, promoting a sense of psychological strength alongside developing defensive physical ability. It’s an excellent way to build team unity and confidence — and ingrain lifesaving skills — for employee groups just like it is for individuals.
Always Aware, Always Ready
Paying attention to your surroundings, picking up on verbal and social cues that may proceed an attack — these skills in situational awareness can greatly assist in diffusing and deflecting a possibly violent event before it happens, and they are important techniques to internalize. Just as your body must be properly trained to physically neutralize an attacker the second violence erupts, your mind must be conditioned to understand that