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Violence Prevention & Threat Management - Melbourne

Kinetic Fighting

Violence Prevention & Threat Management - Melbourne

1:00pm, Sun 11 December, 2022
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Learn how to prevent violence before it happens, using proven behavioural analysis and threat-detection skills. Taught by behavioural intelligence expert Mathew Wann — author of Predicting Violence: How to Interpret Nonverbal Cues — this course teaches you how to become a ‘hard target’ in any environment. 

With over 15 years of experience in nonverbal communication and behavioural analytics for Defence, Mathew Wann is a specialist in his field. As an instructor of front-line professionals, he gives first-responders and career combatants the tools to understand social and physical precursors to violence, as well as the dynamics of this ‘most primal human disorder’. As a coach and mentor, Mathew has also helped athletes and coaches to gain a competitive advantage in their sport by interpreting unspoken signals.

These ‘soft skills’ are the most important in any self-defence repertoire, regardless of the environment — after all, you can’t lose a battle you don’t have! Unfortunately, they are also the most neglected and rarely taught skills in the self-defence and security fields. So, Kinetic Fighting has now developed this expanded and publicly accessible version of its ‘Red Flags to Violence’ training module delivered to military and police.  

In these two sessions, Kinetic Fighting instructor Mathew Wann will teach you essential principles and tactics that are:

  • Suitable for civilians but proven by front-line operators
  • Adaptable to any social or professional environment
  • Backed by Mathew’s many years of career military experience and professional application.

You will also receive a FREE copy of the e-book 'Predicting Violence: How to Interpret Nonverbal Cues'.

Course Details:

Session 1 – Violence Prevention Essentials

In this introductory session (Foxtrot module in the KEF–IC syllabus), you will be taught the levels of situation awareness and how to apply them in everyday life. This includes theoretical and practical applications of active observation and dynamic scanning of an environment. You’ll then discover the four main motives that drive violent attacks will be provided, along with how these motives relate to violent attack (this information is vital in dynamic threat assessments, as it provides an insight into the mind of a potential attacker). 

Next, you’ll be introduced to the nonverbal behaviours that typically precede acts of interpersonal violence. This is followed by the basic principles of immediate threat assessment, which complements and supports the applied combat-mindset principles taught in other KEF–IC modules. 

Through the Foxtrot module, you will develop:

  • Situational awareness skills
  • Confidence in observing and monitoring threat environments
  • An understanding of motivations for violence
  • The ability to rapidly detect potential threats
  • Techniques to accurately analyse nonverbal behaviour.

Prerequisites:None — beginners welcome

Time: 1.00pm - 5.00pm Sunday 11 December 2022

Location: Sargood Barracks (2/10 Light Battery Rgt) (Chapel St, St Kilda VIC 3182)

Session 2 – Dynamic Threat Management

This session (the KEF–IC Golf module) builds upon the lessons of Foxtrot, teaching you how to use nonverbal analysis while operating in a threat environment. You will increase your knowledge of key nonverbal indicators of violence/aggression, and learn to contextualise those behaviours to shared environments such as cafés, bars, train stations and carparks. The module also teaches the fundamentals of ‘baselining’ threats (vital for effective threat analysis) and introduces rapid profiling in dynamic environments. This includes analysing examples in a classroom environment, then applying these skills in practical, scenario-based drills. The lessons culminate in a high-fidelity simulation exercise, enabling you to put your training into action.

Through the Golf module, you will develop:

  • confidence in avoiding violent attack by ‘base-lining’ and profiling potential threats
  • techniques that reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim
  • versatile conflict-management skills
  • the ability to in operate in environments where multiple threats exist 
  • a stronger ‘combat mindset’ and ability to reduce stress reactions 
  • confidence in using nonverbal analysis in high-stress environments

Prerequisite: KEF–IC Foxtrot *

Time: 5.30pm-8.00pm, Sunday 11 December 2022

Location: Sargood Barracks (2/10 Light Battery Rgt) (Chapel St, St Kilda VIC 3182)

COVID-19 policy: In addition to enhanced safety and hygiene protocols, participants may choose to work with only their own partner/s for the majority of physical exercises in the seminar. (Special discounts apply if you bring a training partner — select two or more tickets.)

NOTE: If you are part of a professional group looking for a bespoke course, contact Kinetic Fighting directly for more information.