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 Post subject: Non-Verbal cues
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2001 6:01 pm 
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How many of us have ever ben in a situation where we knew, well beforehand, that someone was going to start to fight? Particularly when we haven't said a word to the person or heard them say anything?

Non-verbal communication, something we rely on in competition to anticipate our opponent's next move, is more widely applicable.

How do eye movements, stance, breathing, hand position, finger motions and set of lips communicate even more loudly than words?

What signals have YOU noticed that consistantly tell you something about someone?

Have you ever been able to use that knowledge to stop a fight before it started? Or to stop one once it was going?

I'd be interested in your comments.

Respectfully,

Lee Darrow, C.Ht.


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 Post subject: Non-Verbal cues
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2001 8:57 pm 
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Very good topic Lee-san.

I was beginning to think that any defense other than physical was all that anyone wanted to comment about. Image

I will sit back on this for awhile and let others speak up.

I was also thinking about asking Sensei Mattson to change the name of this forum to
Non Physical Self-Defense.

This post is a start in that direction.

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Len


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 Post subject: Non-Verbal cues
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2001 10:46 pm 
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Thank you, Testa- Sensei!

This is a topic that many in our dojo discussed after long workouts. My Sensei was brilliant at spotting these little cues that people would given even in daily life. It was uncanny how he would look at a person walking down the street and say, "She will turn right into the drug store," and she would.

Mind you, this was NOT in his hometown, but in an unfamiliar city, where the person in question had a wide variety of choices. And he wase invariably correct.

Frankly, from where I am seitting now, he could have taken that act on the road!

It will be interesting to see how this thread comes out.

Thanks again for the kind words.

Resepectfully,

Le Darrow, C.Ht.

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LenTesta:
Very good topic Lee-san.

I was beginning to think that any defense other than physical was all that anyone wanted to comment about. Image

I will sit back on this for awhile and let others speak up.

I was also thinking about asking Sensei Mattson to change the name of this forum to
Non Physical Self-Defense.

This post is a start in that direction.

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


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 Post subject: Non-Verbal cues
PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2001 12:06 am 
I think it's normal perception to be able to tell when something is going down, just like driving in traffic: after a while you know exactly when someone is going to maneuver; you can just smell it.

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