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December 14, 2014 at 6:39 pm #4371jnperringsKeymaster
Philosophy of Learning
written by Tom Kier
Stages of Indoctrination
Memory Installation Method
Thought Provocation Method
Correct Response Method
Some of the topics that we will be discussing are:
Eye to Eye contact
Body language and Interpretation
Prominent feature analysis
Thought process and logical order of questioning
Probing around in the mind, sometimes uncovering long-buried stuff seems at first like it might be dangerous. Moreover, it very well could be if someone else, someone who was not qualified, was doing the questioning. Even those who are supposedly qualified, like therapists and counselors, often do damage.
The ability to come up with the right questions is a skill that can only be developed through practice. There may be times when you want to just walk away from it and forget the whole business. Do not! Stick with it, and you will find that it was not very difficult when you look back on it later. It will certainly have been easier and more rewarding than years (or a lifetime) of failure.
“Dysfunction” is a handy term for referring to anything that is not working right, that is not functioning the way it should. In addition, you determine the “should” in this case. Consciously.
“Suggestion” is how you spell out your goals and instruct your subconscious mind to achieve those goals. Once your subconscious is in alignment with your conscious goals, their achievement is practically guaranteed. You can get that alignment, but it does take a little effort. Moreover, you need to know how to formulate suggestions, and how to apply them.
The subconscious mind works in surprising ways. For one thing, it does not know the difference between reality and fantasy or the products of our imagination, which are often the same thing. This is partly because the subconscious mind is limited to deductive logic (more about this in a minute; don’t let it scare you if you are not familiar with the difference between deductive and inductive logic).
The subconscious also works differently from the conscious mind because one of the important jobs of the subconscious is to keep subconscious processes sub- or unconscious. That is, secret from the conscious mind.
First, let us tackle this business of logic. Deductive logic is the process of reasoning from the general to the specific. There is not anything difficult about this process if you remember that deductive logic means applying what you know about many things to one or just a few things that are similar.
Inductive logic goes in the reverse direction. With induction, you form generalities from specifics. This is the logic of science, in which you go from the specific to the general. You make a limited number of observations, and then generalize what you learn to the rest of the population.
(It is possible to make the argument that all logic is inductive and that deduction is simply a special case of inductive logic, but this is not the place to embroil you in all that stuff.)
Much of the uniqueness and contradiction that inhere in the subconscious mind are possible because it is limited to deductive reasoning.
Suggestions that are flawed or that go against subconscious needs can make things worse.
In this case, the receiver formula installation would include:
Steady, strong, unwavering voice
Standing still without bouncing from one foot to the other
Dryness of body (no perspiration), wetness of mouth (ordinary saliva production-it is almost impossible to speak if your mouth is too dry)
Poetic movement of hands and arms, fluid movement of head and neck
Calmness of gaze, ability to shift gaze from one part of the audience without being jerky or unnatural in the movement of the eyes
Avoidance of “I’m sorrys” and other verbal fillers
Bladder and bowel control (this is a real and serious problem for many people who must speak publicly
Good memory, ability to remember the speech without having to read it
Good timing and tact (very subjective, like art: we know it when we see it, but we can’t define it); and
Rapport with the audience-feel good about them, feel their friendliness and get through to them.
These 10 points, or literal specifications, cover just about everything that can go wrong in the delivery of a speech. They are immensely more specific than simply saying you will be “cool, calm and collected.” They are a veritable schematic for the subconscious on how to deliver a speech.
KNIFE ASSAULT PREVENTION AND SURVIVOR INFORMATION
Some of the topics to be covered:
Improved information processing
Ability to understand abstract concepts
Improved decision making ability
Improved mental tasks and improved ability to follow multiple component directions
Developing the correct response requires a procedure and technique. Preparation, Receiver, Feeder, Secondary Feeder, Feeder Observer and Receiver Observer are the six steps in a correct Response development
A schedule of training is vitally important, so the first thing you want to do is develop one. It should be realistic, one you can stick with, and one to which you are willing to make a commitment. You are undoubtedly an exceptional person, one who can do many things a lot of other people cannot do. I know this because over the years I have found that it is mainly only exceptional people who seek out and learn to use my training methods. Here is another little tidbit I can pass on to you from my years of experience: The more exceptional you are, the more you need a schedule.
Most Anterior located right under the forehead.
How we know what we are doing within our environment (Consciousness).
How we initiate activity in response to our environment.
Judgments we make about what occurs in our daily activities.
Controls our emotional response.
Controls our expressive language.
Memory for habits and motor activities.
Near the back and top of the head.
Location for visual attention.
Location for touch perception.
Goal directed voluntary movements.
Manipulation of objects.
Integration of different senses that allows for understanding a single concept.
Side of head above ears.
Some visual perceptions.
Categorization of objects.
Deep in Brain, leads to spinal cord.
Reflexes to seeing and hearing (Startle Response)
Controls sweating, blood pressure, digestion, temperature (Autonomic Nervous System)
Affects level of alertness.
Ability to sleep.
Sense of balance (Vestibular Function)
Located at the base of the skull.
Coordination of voluntary movement
Balance and equilibrium
Some memory for reflex motor acts
Obtaining a general understanding of the brain and its functions is important to understanding the installation process of the training formula. It is very important, however, to understand that the training formula is concerned with the whole person. The identification of individual problems gives the feeder areas in which to focus treatment plans. All of these formulas are designed to work toward the processing ability of the whole person. Each problem area affects other areas and many times resolving one problem has a major impact on other problems. For example, reestablishing postural balance and eliminating self-defeating reactions greatly enhances concentration and attention, which allows for improved cognition and problem solving.
The temporal lobes are involved in the primary organization of sensory input and are highly associated with memory skills.
Some of the variables in knife encounter crisis are Panic, and Anger:
You probably recognize this as the classic ‘flight or fight’ response that human beings experience when we are in a situation of danger.
Panic Attacks: A panic attack is a sudden surge of overwhelming fear that comes without warning and without any obvious reason. It is far more intense than the feeling of being ‘stressed out’ that most people experience.
Anger: We all know what anger is, and we have all felt it: whether as a fleeting annoyance or as a full-fledged rage. Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. However, when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems. In addition, it can make you feel as though you are at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful emotion.
Anger is an emotional state that varies in intensity from mild irritation to intense fury and rage. Like other emotions, it is accompanied by physiological and biological changes; when you get angry, your heart rate and blood pressure go up, as does the level of your energy hormones, adrenalin and nor adrenalin. Anger can be caused by both external and internal events. Memories of traumatic or enraging events can also trigger angry feelings.
The instinctive, natural way to express anger is to respond aggressively. Anger is a natural, adaptive response to threats; it inspires powerful, often aggressive, feelings and behaviors, which allow us to fight and to defend ourselves when we are attacked. A certain amount of anger, therefore, is necessary to our survival. People use a variety of both conscious and unconscious processes to deal with their angry feelings.
The Thought Provocation method, simply put, this means changing the way you think by restructuring your logical order of questioning.
When you are angry, your thinking can get much exaggerated and overly dramatic. Try replacing these thoughts with more rational ones. For instance, while in free style knife training, instead of telling yourself, ‘oh, I hate getting cut, why can’t I evade that angle of attack, everything’s over, I’m dead,’ tell yourself, ‘it’s frustrating, and it’s understandable that I’m upset about it, but it’s not the end of the world and getting angry is not going to save me. That is why you are training!!
Sometimes, our anger and frustration are caused by very real and inescapable problems in our lives. Not all anger is misplaced, and often it is a healthy, natural response to these difficulties. There is also a cultural belief that every problem has a solution, and it adds to our frustration to find out that this is not always the case. The best attitude to bring such a situation, then, is not to focus on finding the solution but rather on how you handle and face the problem.
Make a plan, and check your progress along the way. People who have trouble with planning might find a good guide to organizing or time management helpful. Resolve to give it your best, but also not to punish yourself if an answer does not come right away. If you can approach it with your best intentions and efforts, and make a serious attempt to face it head-on, you will be less likely to lose patience and fall into all-or-nothing thinking, even if the problem is not solved right away.
Angry people tend to jump to –and act on– conclusions, and most of those conclusions can be suicidal. The first thing to do, if you are reacting to a conditioned response, is to slow down and initiate your reflexive responses. React with the first thing that comes into your head, but slow down and watch carefully for your partner’s response. At the same time, determine what type of response your partner initiated. This demonstrates how manipulation of stimuli can control movements.
Assertiveness: It is true that angry people need to learn to become assertive rather than aggressive, but most information on developing assertiveness are aimed at people who don’t feel enough anger. These people are more passive and acquiescent than the average person; they tend to let others walk all over them. That is not something most angry people do. Still, this information can contain some useful tactics to use in frustrating situations.
Remember, you cannot eliminate anger — and it would not be a good idea if you could. In spite of all your efforts, things will always happen that will cause you anger. Life will always be filled with frustration, pain, loss and the unpredictable actions of others. You cannot change that; but you can change the way you let such events affect you. Controlling your angry responses can keep them from making you even unhappier in the end.
Research has shown that violent or aggressive behavior is often learned early in life. However, parents, family members, and others who care for children have automatically taken the feeder role, which can help them, learn to deal with emotions without using self-destructive violence.
Knowledge of Behavior: Past teaching and learning methods has been the major contributor to our knowledge of basic learning processes and motivational systems, such as instinct, reactions, and memory installation using anger, assertiveness, and panic. Select training formulas has provided critical information about the sensory processes of the senses, emotions, hearing, and pain perception. Studies of cognition have provided a comparative and ecological perspective on issues of the mind and intelligence. Other studies have shown how sensory functions and levels of cognition can depend critically on early experience.
We have learned about modes of adaptation to change, including evolution, development, and all types of learning. The training has told us about important connections between stress and reaction and has suggested psychological interventions for coping with stress more effectively.
Early training has been used to identify and refine the basic behavioral principles that have led to the development of effective methods for promoting learning and self-reliance in a wide variety. Some of the formulas have contributed also to treatment of difficult problems such as controlling self-injurious behavior and recognizing non-functional interpretations by others.
Transitional training methods has been fundamental to understanding the range of behavioral effects of reflexive responses verses conditioned reflexive responses. This basic learning formula has contributed significantly to our understanding of conditioned responses verses correct responses.
Although experiences in total shape behavior, understanding how the nervous system works is critical to a complete understanding of behavior. This information is critical to understanding:
Process of recovery after neural damage
Biological correlates of fear, anxiety, and other forms of stress
Mechanisms that control eating and other motivational processes
Biology of learning and memory
How do people come to be who they are? How do people think about, influence, and relate to one another? These are the broad questions that personality and social psychologists strive to answer. By exploring forces within the person (such as traits, attitudes, and goals) as well as forces within the situation (such as social norms and incentives), personality and social psychologists seek to unravel the mysteries of individual and social life in areas as wide-ranging as prejudice, romantic attraction, persuasion, friendship, helping, aggression, conformity, and group interaction.July 4, 2015 at 4:52 pm #5510Anonymous
My name is Robert Denzer and I just purchased my membership 2 days ago. I obtained my black belt in the Tracy’s system of Kenpo from Dave Kovar in 1987. I then had a 7 year career in kickboxing during the Alexio years, ending around 1994. I still train regularly, my Gold’s also has 9 of the 7 foot tall heavy bags so I can kick and punch around 15 rounds pretty regularly, training is NOT work for me. Over the last 32 years I have always trained and done a little stick work and been teaching myself FMA knife fighting, for the lack of a better term. But, in regards to your tome, what is my training in Sayoc supposed to be? I have talked to John at NorCal but he is more than 2 hours away. I am in Roseville, north of Sacramento. I will be attending all seminars down there, I have the 3 of 9 DVD and am waiting for the beginners DVD. The problem is the 3 of 9 shows no basics to which to train. I am a huge believer in repetition being the key to any endeavor. I have searched for 2 days on the website and cannot find a thing on what to train daily or even what the basic knife strikes are? I possess a plethora of DVDs that show the basic 8, 10, 12, angles for sticks and knives, but, I could really use some help as to what I should be doing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Robert DenzerJuly 11, 2015 at 11:53 pm #5527Anonymous
It would be difficult to learn Sayoc on your own since this is an energy based system. The Three of Nine template is the basic foundation for Sayoc.July 12, 2015 at 7:35 pm #5530Anonymous
What did I pay $85 for? I do not understand any of the training notes. I see no way of learning anything, there are no videos or even explanations of techniques. Being redundant how am I going to learn Sayoc Kali? There are not even pictures of basic strikes, what am I going to learn?July 13, 2015 at 11:27 am #5534Anonymous
Learning Sayoc Kali is difficult without going to a group or training group. Simply put, you won’t learn through online forum. I would strongly recommend going to Sayoc Norcal on a regular basis. I realize that it is far for you but it would be well worth it.July 14, 2015 at 6:59 am #5535Anonymous
Just started training at NorCal and I don’t see how anyone can learn through training notes, videos, manuals, ect. I believe those sources, like this forum, is supplemental to the group classes. Good luck to you, and hope you find a group to train with.
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