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Introduction to Violence with Sgt Rory Miller

Introduction to Violence with Sgt Rory Miller

Introduction to Violence UK Seminar Tour Sport Sheffield University of Sheffield May 21st and 22nd, 6-9pm both nights

Apply to enquiries@academyofselfdefence.co.uk

Places limited, please read on.

My name is Rory Miller.  I’m the author of ?Meditations on Violence: 

A Comparison of Martial Arts Training and Real World Violence? I am inviting you to train on my Introduction to Violence seminars at the University of Sheffield this May 21st and 22nd.

I have been a Corrections Officer, a Sergeant, a Tactical Team memberand a Tactical Team Leader; I have taught corrections and enforcement personnel skills from first aid to physical defense to crisis communication and mental health.  I’ve done this from my west coast home to Baghdad.  So far, my life has been a blast.

I’m a bit scarred up, but generally happy.

Force is a form of communication. It is the most emphatic possible way of saying “no”. For years my job was to say no, sometimes very emphatically, to violent people.

I can make it sound more official, but in the end I was paid to go into a volatile situation, usually alone and usually outnumbered by sixty or more to one and prevent inmates from preying on each other or attacking my fellow officers.

That was the job.

Self defense is about recovery from stupidity or bad luck, from finding yourself in a position you would have given almost anything to prevent.

It is better to avoid than to run; better to run than to de-escalate; better to de-escalate than to fight; better to fight than to die.  The very essence of self-defense is a thin list of things that might get you out alive when you are already screwed.-  From “Meditations on Violence”

I hope you can come along and train with myself and the Academy of Self Defence this May

All the Best, Rory Miller.

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