At Proactive Defense we have two types of training venues. One the scenario based exercise that may involve role playing or it may not. The other is drill based training.
The role playing adds another thinking problem to the self defense problem solving matrix. I find in role playing, most of us forget to use what we have learned due to the rapid escalation of events. After a few sessions however we calm down and start thinking and responding instead of reacting. Reality based training lets us experience the stress without the danger and prepares us for moments of adrenal saturation due to high stress situations. We can learn to cope and actually excel with this type of training. Tomorrow we will discuss drill based training and the advantages that come with this type of practice.