Our mid-day pause for thought and exploration on Day 1 of our programme was a superb on-point talk about training women and girls in Self-Defence from sector guru Ellen Snortland, author of “Beauty Bites Beast” and its accompanying 2015 documentary film of the same name. We have 9 new excellent trainers joining our ‘9 Attitudes’ community this week and the impact of hearing this message about how important self-defence training is to everyone was very powerful and motivating for our Functional Edge System personal safety instructors.
Gerard O’Dea is a conflict management, personal safety and physical interventions training consultant. He is the training director for Dynamis, a specialist provider of personal safety, conflict resolution and violence management programmes and the European Adviser for ‘Verbal Defense and Influence’, a global programme which addresses the spectrum of human conflict. www.dynamis.training