Watch this video on basic ground techniques that we will practice next class. If you cannot get it to play on this page, you can watch it on YouTube.
In addition to Red Flags, download and read these three PDFs on Sexual Assault, Domestic/Dating Violence, and Healthy Relationships.
Dr. Brene Brown (research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work) has researched “trust.” What we’ve called a “trust account” she calls the “marble jar.” And then she goes further in taking apart the elements of trust — exactly what are those “marbles” that fill the jar? Please take the time to watch this video — it may be the best-spent half hour of your day.
View it at https://brenebrown.com/anatomy-trust-video/
Practice. Are you still practicing? Five minutes a day. This will make a LOT of difference. Practice releases from grabs. Practice your strikes, with the Power Drive Train and using your voice. When do you want to rely on your releases, and when do you want to use your 3+ combo?
Teach. Find a friend and teach her everything you learned. It will help you remember all the material, and it will deepen your understanding.
Observe. Continue your people-watching. Look at body language, and try to figure out what’s happening.
Write. Pay attention to your gut (intuitive) feelings. Write down one or two instances where you’ve experienced a gut reaction to a person or situation, what you chose to do, and results. This will help tune your intuition into a sharp tool!