So this morning was a Force on Force class. Mainly to iron out the bugs of some new scenarios for Polite Society.
In addition, two students from that other university in Texas wanted to come out and take some pictures and interview people for a project and potentially for their blog. Nice guys, I'll be interested to see the final result of their work.
Anyway, as for class, an important lessons reinforced, be aggressive enough soon enough. Many of the scenarios really needed the "potential victim" to react to the incoming unknown contacts soon enough and appropriately. Keep your head up people and be aware of your surroundings. If something doesn't seem right, PAY ATTENTION TO IT.
For some reason, people don't seem to want to do much FoF training. They will spend big bucks on a gun, maybe shoot it a little or even more rare, get some training on how to shoot better. A very small percentage seek advance training to improve their skills with their firearm. However, that is maybe 5% of a lethal encounter. The other 95% involves questions like.
Should I be shooting?
Is there something else I should be doing instead of shooting?
How do I recognize a situation that I would be better off avoiding?
What is the right branch to take in this situation?
Now that the shooting has ended, what next?
Has the shooting really ended?
These are by far not all the questions, just a few to stimulate discussions and learning.
FoF classes are really the closest that anyone could come to actually being in a lethal encounter without actually risking being killed. This gives the students the opportunity to experience all the physiological issues that can occur during a lethal encounter. Auditory exclusion, time distortion, degradation of fine motor skills, all the fun stuff that may or may not happen in an encounter. Even though this is a class and done with simunitions, airsoft or redguns, students often experience these symptoms as if it was real life encounters.
Why don't people want to learn and experience this? Your Thoughts?
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