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Self Defense Training

Discussion in 'Break Room' started by Cameron, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. Cameron

    Cameron Well-Known Member

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    I have been around for several decades now and seen a few angry men in my time but you could have knocked me down with a feather today when as part of an induction to a new clinical job I have to complete my employer's self defense course. Thank goodness for my background in martial arts

    A (sad) sign of the times.

    What say you?

  2. Peter

    Peter Well-Known Member


    Could it possibly be that the self defence training is to protect staff from other staff and not the patients! ;)
  3. David Smith

    David Smith Well-Known Member


    What type of martial arts do you do. I've practiced and taught karate (mostly Kyokushin) and Judo (3rd Dan) for almost 40yrs also done quite a bit of kick boxing and aikido akijutsu too. I love it.
    At present I run an MMA club (along the lines of cage fighting, shoot fighting, ultimate fighting styles) its great fun.
    Many times people ask me why I don't run self defense courses. I say because 10 weeks after a ten week course you will have almost forgotten everything you learned and if you have to think about it then it will be to late.
    If you come to martial arts to learn self defence then you won't stay long. If you do stay then it will be because you love it and get the bug. Nobody stays for the pain if they don't enjoy the sport.
    What do you think Cameron.

    Cheers Dave
  4. DaVinci

    DaVinci Well-Known Member

    That a very bad indictment on society when health professionals need self defense training to protect themselves from the very people that they are trying to help.
  5. NewsBot

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    Maybe this is the reason why:

    The BBC are reporting:
    Attacks on nurses 'on the rise'
  6. Admin2

    Admin2 Administrator Staff Member

    Self defence

    GP's are getting it as well.
    ABC are reporting:
    GPs endangered by violent patients
    Wednesday, 1 March , 2006 12:46:00
    Full transcript of interview
  7. One Foot In The Grave

    One Foot In The Grave Active Member

    Where on earth are you working?

    That said, I could certainly have used some self defence training when I was treating "residents" from the prison near where I worked! From that job I learned to remove the scalpel blade the second I was finished with it!

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