I was fortunate to attend and coach at the Blauer Tactical Systems (BTS) Combatives Camp 2011 held in Las Vegas this past weekend. I have been apart of the BTS Mobile Training Team for the last 3 years and a student of the S.P.E.A.R. System the last 5 years. The Synergy Training Project contains the S.P.E.A.R. System/ Personal Defense Readiness as its foundational program for confrontation management.
Back to the camp… Tim Larkin (Target Focus Training) was one of the guest speakers and he gave talk on Asocial and Anti-Social Aggressive behavior. I can remember my family telling me a long time ago that if someone took the time to threaten me verbally and continued to talk most likely I could talk my way out of it. Coach Blauer mentions 9 out of 10 times if you can persuade them to talk, you can persuade them to walk. This may be the case when dealing with a threat exhibiting Anti-Social Aggressive Behavior (not guaranteed, but possible). Yet there is the other side of the coin… what we at BTS call the 3%er, the threat who is Asocial. The difference you may ask is the person who is Asocial does not talk, they ACT. Mr. Larkin mentioned in his talk that the only way to deal with asocial behavior is to injure or use justified deadly force. The question is, are we as law abiding citizens willing to injure or kill in order to survive a violent encounter with an Asocial threat. Do we know the law as it applies to justified deadly force?
It is important for students of combatives systems to realize that we are not training to be the next UFC Champion. We are training to defend ourselves, our family, and in some cases our way of life as a nation.