As many of you know I run a number of open scenario training days a year to enable people from lots of different systems to safely put themselves in unpredictable self defence scenarios. Although everyone is armoured in the scenarios a number of them are not designed to progress to physical violence and the opportunity is there for participants to de-escalate the situation by using common sense and appropriate positioning, body language, tone and verbal approaches.
This video is from November 2013 and shows a scenario that was not supposed to go physical (unknown to the trainees experiencing the aggression) but did to a combination of inexperience and poor decision making. I've shared it on my youtube channel because I think as a 'debrief video' it shows an excellent mixture of good and bad decisions and presents an opportunity to observe and question ourselves and say "how could I have done better than that?"
Bad language from the start
Hope you all enjoy