The Multi Dimensional Paradigms of Self-Defense
HOW THE MULTI DIMENSIONAL PARADIGM BENEFITS YOU
"A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step" - Lao-tzu
And that is how most people start learning self-defense, they just start stepping with no idea where they are actually going.
A journey of 1000 miles actually needs to begin with a road map. The
Multi Dimensional Paradigms of Self-Defense is a "map" for the journey of learning and applying self-defense.
This journey has many forks, dead ends, and bad roads in the form of incomplete, inaccurate, and missing information.
The journey is made even more hazardous by the existence of the multiple Paradigms that self-defense experts, martial arts instructors, law enforcement, and security professionals use to promote and teach their personal view of self-defense.
These Paradigms are more than just aspects of self-defense. They are viewpoints that carry with them certain pre-conceived "truths" about what is fact and what is fiction. Unwavering belief in these "truths" create the foundation of the Paradigm and allow the Paradigm to exist without modification or evolving into a more comprehensive viewpoint.
Steadfast believers in their Paradigm will deny and refute any and all information that conflicts with their "truths". Conflicting information or evidence threatens the "reality" of their Paradigm and are therefore ignored or attacked as "untrue".
DIMENSIONS ARE NOT PARADIGMS
Dimensions on the other hand are not viewpoints. They are aspects or elements. These aspects are combined with the "truths" to create the Paradigms. Unlike a Paradigm, belief in one Dimension does not automatically conflict with belief in another Dimension. For example, you can believe in the existence of the color red and the color blue. But, if you believe that there is only red, then there cannot be blue.
The Dimensions are combined with the "truths" and become the foundation of the Paradigms.
THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXAMPLE OF A PARADIGM VIEWPOINT
In response to how women should defend themselves from sexual assault:
“Just teach women how to kill quickly. It's that simple. Who's going to convict a woman of killing her attacker?” - Self professed "expert" with 20 years experience of personal protection, physical security and martial arts.
This "Expert" exists and promotes the 1 Dimensional Paradigm of Self-Defense.
a. He has no need for the 2nd Dimension of Avoidance because he believes, you can "just kill your attacker".
b. He needs to deny the 3rd Dimension of Psychology and Physiology in order to make killing something anyone can easily do.
c. He needs to deny the 4th Dimension of Law and Ethics in order to promote killing without legal consequence.
d. There is no need for the 5th Dimension of Violence Dynamics when the issue
as simple as "good" vs. "evil".
e. There is no need for the 6th Dimension of Societal Violence Dynamics if you believe that everyone in society supports your actions.
THE MULTI DIMENSIONAL PARADIGMS OF SELF-DEFENSE MODEL WILL ALLOW YOU TO EVOLVE AND TO EXPAND YOUR VIEWPOINT OF SELF-DEFENSE.
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