Thursday, September 9, 2010

Realistic Combat Scenarios

"It is extremely difficult to control one's biological, psychological, and emotional reactions to life and death circumstances. But it is even more difficult to do so without adequate, realistic, and prior training--along with proper mental and physical preparation. Training often determines which persons survive and which ones suffer injury or death. Training that is realistic, repetitive, understandable, and believable potentially reduces the non-adaptive effects of human evolution. In preparing for a highly-charged emotional event, effective and realistic training can reduce its intensity (levels of arousal), allowing higher cognitive functioning to prevail." -

Violent Encounters (U.S. Dept. of Justice; 2006)

This is a fancy, shamncy-pants way of saying "do relaistic combat scenarios," in case someone needs to quote the Feds sometimes.