FIGHT, FLIGHT OR FREEZE? WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF CONFRONTED
BY AN ATTACKER?
KXLY 4'S AARON LUNA WORKING FOR YOU TONIGHT.
TO SHOW YOU HOW HAVING A SIIMPLE PLAN CAN MAKE A BIG
DIFFERENCE IN A DANGEROUS SITUATION.
THE BEST WAY TO SURVIVE AN ATTACK IS TO AVOID IT ALL
THE SPOKANE POLICE DEPARTMENT'S 'ENHANCING THE SURVIVAL
MINDSET' CLASS IS GEARED TOWARD GIVING WOMEN A PLAN
OF ACTION IF THEY FIND THEMSELVES IN A DANGEROUS SITUATION,
HOPEFULLY ELIMINATING THE POSSIBILITY OF FREEZING
UP AND GETTING CAUGHT OFF GUARD.
So if I come at you.
TO AVOID BECOMING A VICTIM OF ASSAULT OR WORSE, SERGEANT
SHAUN KENDALL SAYS DON'T' THINK THAT IT CAN'T HAPPEN
Cause really the best defense is take a right or left
or about face to avoid a dangerous situation,
BUT RATHER WHEN WILL IT HAPPEN TO YOU.
But if you haven't thought about it, that's when you
fall into that freeze mindset,
FREEZING UP CAN BE THE WORST REACTION WHEN FACING
A DANGEROUS SITUATION.
SGT KENDALL TEACHES THE SPOKANE POLICE DEPARTMENTS
'ENHANCING THE SURVIVAL MINDSET' CLASS FOR WOMEN.
If I were to attack or close space on you, a lot of
the mentality, we'll rehears this in class, but a
lot of the reactions is this,
KENDALL SAYS REHEARSING SIMPLE REACTIONS CAN HAVE
BIG EFFECTS ON THE OUTCOME OF A DANGEROUS SITUATION.
So if I come, step left or right, you can see that
I'm still directed here.
ALONG WITH SITUATIONAL AWARENESS, 'ENHANCING THE SURVIVAL
MINDSET' ALSO TEACHES WOMEN WHAT TO DO WHEN FLIGHT
ISN'T AN OPTION.
See how you can keep moving just by using your heels
and keeping me at your feet.
Versus, stay there, if I can get here you're in a
very bad position,
AND WHEN FLIGHT TURN TO FIGHT, USING SOMETHING IN
YOUR POCKET OR PURSE AS A WEAPON CAN TURN THE TIDE
OF A STRUGGLE, OPENING AN ESCAPE ROUTE.
If we get in here and I have my keys in my hand all
I really need to do is find some flesh and start grinding,
I'm probably going to get a reaction out of the person
that's assaulting me,
THE FIRST 'ENHANCING THE SURVIVAL MINDSET' CLASS WILL
TAKE PLACE NEXT FRIDAY.
IT'S FOR WOMEN ONLY.
YOU CAN SIGN UP ONLINE GO TO KXLY.COM AND CLICK ON
THE LINKS TAB.
AARON WHAT'S THE COST FOR ONE OF THESE CLASSES?
THE CLASS IS $50.
YOU'RE NOT GOING TO COME OUT OF IT WITH EXTENSIVE
HAND TO HAND COMBAT SKILLS BUT RATHER A THOUGHT PROCESS
DESIGNED TO GIVE YOU THAT FIRST REACTION INSTINCT.
THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS ALSO LOOKING FOR LOCAL BUSINESS
TO SPONSOR THESE CLASSES TO HELP REDUCE THE COST FOR
REPORTING LIVE AT THE JUSTICE CENTER AARON LUNA KXLY