MONDAY AND TUESDAY
FEBRUARY 4TH & 5TH
Ballistic 3 Self Defense
Reality Based Self Defense Combatives
Texas Defence Academy
BALLISTIC 3 the Study of Motion (or B3 for short) is a street-oriented self-defense program designed with multiple opponents in mind. Utilizing continuous motion as its basis, the program teaches you to maintain 360° awareness and to employ your body’s natural weapons, while maintaining a constant state of protective cover. Our primary goal is to help you to prevail in a violent confrontation. We do so by developing your body mechanics and your body’s natural defensive structure in a manner unique to YOU. Our B3 program will not only help you to refine your body and movements for survival…it will also cultivate your primal instincts, developing a deeper sense of self-confidence within you. We hold ourselves to the training philosophy that there are no rules in the streets. There is no referee to make sure your opponent “fights fair”. There is no help right around the corner. Let’s be frank here…any confrontation in this day and age can end with you in an emergency room… or worse. Street confrontations often happen in poor lighting, with the threat of concealed weapons ever-present, and with you likely outnumbered. That is the reality we teach you to anticipate, and the reality we train for. We train gross motor skills exclusively. When faced with one or more opponents, your body has a natural fear response. You will not be capable of performing, or even remembering, intricate movements designed to only impress people in a training hall. We teach you to harness that fear response, utilize that fear as your body was designed to , and in the end…overcome it.
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 6TH
Dealing with Difficult People
The “Dealing with Difficult People” workshop contains the following information:
A review of “conflict”; how and why it occurs in the workplace and in our personal relationships.
A discussion relating to how our individual perceptions, assumptions and mindset affect our thoughts, behaviours and attitudes and ultimately the outcome of our personal interactions.
A presentation and discussion around the need for professionalism, strategies for managing our own anger during difficult interactions and strategies for managing strong emotions in those difficult people we interact with.
A specific focus on the skill of defusing angry people and dealing with verbally aggressive subjects. In addition, we will explore the theory of “response expectation” and the “emotion/reason equilibrium”. This provides some understanding of why people act as they do in conflict.
A presentation and explanation of the Theory of Social Influence and how this assists us in gaining voluntary compliance from those we interact with. This strategy allows you and your colleagues to avoid conflicts with difficult clients through the application of verbal strategies.
A presentation and interactive discussion relating the differences between people’s “positions” and their “interests”, and how we apply this to the conflict management process.
discussion and interactive skills practice session of Active Listening Skills which includes: paraphrasing, labelling emotion, empathic response, summarizing, confronting statements, use of “I” Messages, use of silence and a number of strategic questioning techniques.
Gary is a retired police officer who served with the Calgary Police Service for 25 years; the last 8 years of his career, Gary was a member of the Hostage/Crisis Negotiation Team.
He served as both a Team Leader and Training coordinator for the Calgary Hostage Negotiation team and upon retiring in 2006, Gary formed a company called Conflict Solutions. He is currently on the speaking circuit, delivering training in a number of disciplines which include effective negotiation skills, conflict management, dealing with difficult clients, ethics in the workplace and workplace violence issues.
Gary is also a member of the Canadian Speakers Bureau as well as a Lead Instructor for the National Tactical Officer’s Association and in that capacity, he travels around North America teaching crisis intervention and hostage negotiation skills to law enforcement agencies.
Gary is both a graduate of the FBI Hostage Negotiators Training School and has also served as an Instructor at the FBI Training Academy in Virginia, assisting in the training of new FBI Hostage Negotiators.
presented by Rob Palser – Alberta Crown Prosecutor