Combative Paradigm Shift

 

Martial Artist/ “Good Guy”/ LEO/ Security Paradigm

Thugs / Criminals/ Bad Guy/ Paradigm

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Calm, obedient, civilised. Wants to maintain dignity. Conditioned to submitting to authority. Aggressive, does not suffer from same sense of aversion to social shame/loss of dignity. Instinct is to shun authority.

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Avoids conflict. Can have desire to “not make a scene” leveraged against him. Thrives on conflict.

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Fair play (legal/moral) as platform for action Deception (psychological misdirection) as platform

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Long on Theory, Short on Application Short on Theory, Long on Application

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Many Complex Techniques practised superficially Few Simple Techniques practised deeply

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Restraint and “warrior code” or “justified force” Savagery and “law of jungle”

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Wants to be Dismissive of Attributes like size/strength Knows that Attributes like size/strength count and so recruits and develops them.
Suffers the Taboo Against Using Violence No Such Social Constraint

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Huge Fear of Prison/Social Consequence/Stigma of Criminality = Loss of job/ Marriage/ House/ Access to children Desire for Prison/Social Consequence = “reputation points”Has nothing of value to lose.
Reactive/Defensive . Prey. Pro Active/Offensive. Predator.

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Waits for the Attack in expectation of Defending it. The Symmetrical “Tit for Tat” , stuck in  the martial arts “classical mess” and the masculine ideal of the fisticuffs “manly and honourable” model of “Fighting”.

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Waits only for the opportunity to Attack. The Asymmetrical “do unto others before they do unto you”  violence delivered one way system.
Self Development/ Goals/ Future – aspiration, hope, work committment, discipline. Wants to provide, give to others. Morality. “Hard work brings rewards” “Treat others as you wish to be treated” are the beliefs. Can lend itself to naivete. Self Hatred, frustration at poor lifestyle, feeling trapped, despair, often in negative emotional states (negative states become “baseline normality”). Wants to take from people, finds giving a sign of weakness and compassion a bewildering alien concept. Narcisstic, child -like world view. The moral autism of the “psychopath” (anti social personality disorder). Self destruction.

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Better education and environmental factors may increase intelligence and cogntive ability to “think things through” – knows there are consequences that should be feared. Doesn’t or cant think as clearly or procedurally. Poor Environmental factors, plus abuse of alcohol/ drugs, plus serious long term psych trauma equates to no thought for consequences. Prisoners often say: “I wasn’t thinking straight at the time.”

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Desire/legally enforced obligation to be seen as“good guy”. Supported by social context. Desire to be seen as “bad man”. Supported by social context.

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Faith based Belief that Superior Technique and Training Trumps All Empirically gained evidence based Belief that Violenceof Action and Superior Odds Trumps All

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Clean and Healthy (sober inhibition to rash action) Drunk and High (intoxicated DIS-inhibition to rash action)

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Wants to “win” – to fulfil an end, (protection of others/self) driven by righteousness or role (LEO, security, mil)

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Wants to “hurt” – end in itself, driven by sadism

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Naturally mellow and reasonable. Civilised. Socially intelligent. Needs techniques to summon up any kind of anger. Has spent a lifetime successfully conditioning self to surpress rage and “untoward emotional outbursts” and is now constipated. Violence and aggression are an effort of will, an artificial invocation. Low testosterone.

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Naturally aggressive. Lacks social skills and is obnoxious to interact with. Needs techniques/drugs to subdue the overwhelming rage constantly bubbling beneath surface. Violence is simply a “letting go” of the effort of restraining it NOT an invocation. High tesosterone.
Directed more by Frontal Lobes (slower paced, needs time for inner cognitive software to load and run, considers consequences, weighs options)

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Directed more by Hypothalamus (no cognitive barrier to speedy immediate unconscious action)

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Self Perception is Barrier to Violence Self Perception feeds on and is dependent on Acts of

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Violence

Little Real World Experience, Lots of Theory/Simulation. Confused/ conflicted often overthought “nerdy” approach to violence and conflict.

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Unencumbered by Theory, can ONLY draw from Experience, approaches without inner conflict or confusion.
Map is not the Territory. Territory is the Map.

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Prey Predator

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