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    I had reread some posts from I thread I started that talked about unthinking responses. I found some interesting info and will reference the site I got it from so others can look at it as well and give their opinions:
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    Color Codes

    Understanding the "color code of combat" is a first step to being able to fully implement your self-defense skills in real life. Colonel Jeff Cooper, a combat firearms expert, originally developed these Color Codes. Don't be fooled by the simplicity of the codes. You need to etch these colors and their meaning into your mind. Success in combat/survival-defense relies more on an aware/alert mindset than any other combative element. There are four (4) colors in the code: White, Yellow, Orange and Red. As you progress from one color to the next you become better prepared to deal with specific threats.

    Condition White

    This is the condition of least preparedness. You are not ready for anything. You are in a fog, unaware of who or what is around you. You might be tired or preoccupied with worry. Alcohol or drugs might impair you. Think of people at the Mall during the holiday season. Folks are hell bent on gift buying and pay little attention to anything happening around them. In condition white you have NO choice but to RE-act to any threat of violence. That's providing you even get the chance to react. In a white state, you can be so quickly overwhelmed that you don't even know what hit you. You will be a victim.


    How does someone grab your handbag if you are aware and ready for him? How does a knife get pressed to your throat if you're aware? The answer is - they don't. If caught in condition white, even a black belt or Army Ranger can be quickly defeated. Condition white is only appropriate for when you are locked snugly at home. When you leave home, you switch to ....

    Condition Yellow

    Condition Yellow is the ready state. You are calm and relaxed but alert, scanning your surroundings for threats. You know who's in front of you, to your sides, and behind you. You can't be easily surprised. You don't think anyone will attack, but you are mentally ready to take direct action if something happens.


    Here is a business application of Condition Yellow. When you go into a Walmart, you are immediately observed by a senior citizen called a greeter, "Hi, how are you doing today?" You feel, "Yes, this is a nice folksy touch that Walmart does." And, yes, it is a nice gesture but there is an ulterior motive. Greeting customers is a tried and true retail security tactic. Let the customer know that a store employee has seen them. The hidden message is "Hi, welcome to Walmart. We see you so don't even think about stealing anything." For the same reason, you will find greeters at high end stores and stores that cater to teens.

    Condition Orange

    In Condition Orange, the hairs start to stand up on your neck. The alarm bells ring. Your intuition tells you that something isn't right. Colonel Cooper uses the example of a man wearing an overcoat walking into a store on a sweltering summer day. What's wrong with this picture? In Condition Orange, you are set to go. You are aware of potential trouble and you begin to formulate an escape and/or attack plan. I can run here and here and here. I can use this and that as weapons. I can make a call on my cell phone. I can draw attention to my situation by this method or that. If the situation develops and your personal boundary is violated, you are ready to take direct action. You are on high alert. You are focused. You are a tiger ready to pounce. You hit. You hit hard. You run.

    Someone is leering at you or a teenager is leaning on your car or you are approached by a panhandler on the street. What is your intuition telling you? Listen! State your command - "Stay back" Create an opportunity to escape if you can. If the threat continues to develop, does it make sense to take the initiative and take charge of the situation? "Here is my wallet. Take it and go now!"

    If you live or work in any area where street robbery is more than a random possibility, you might consider carrying a decoy wallet or purse containing old cards and twenty dollars in singles and fives. You lose twenty dollars. You gain an interesting anecdote.

    If the area is crowded, the mugger will probably be happy to grab the wallet and make a hasty retreat. If the area is quiet, the mugger may feel that he has time to make further demands. In this case, you might want to create a diversion and a few seconds of lead-time by dropping or tossing the wallet to the side and then running.

    In most muggings, you will find yourself surprised and startled. This is perfectly normal. This is what the mugger wants and he has set up the environment to his advantage. You will be frightened. Any reasonable person would be. You simply don't want to be completely paralyzed by fear. If you have run through imaginary threat scenarios in your mind in advance, you may have the foresight to gain an opening to escape by tossing the wallet or using your pepper spray or sticking your fingers in the mugger's eye, something.




    Fact: The Marine Corps has their own color code with red being the ready state and black the action state.

    Condition Red

    In Condition Red, you are in the fight. You are being assaulted and you must respond to the attack. The time for dialogue has ended. You must end the violence and escape. This means that you must put the attacker in enough pain that he worries more about the pain than in continuing his assault.

    "I must inflict pain." Until you can cross this psychological barrier in your mind, you have nothing to win in Condition Red! When you have survival mindset that, "I will do what it takes, whatever it takes to live long enough to tell stories to my grandchildren," then you are 90% of the way home. You will punch, bite, kick, scream, stab, shoot, spray. You will hurt the other person. You don't want to be raped, or killed or have your children abducted. You aren't concerned about getting hurt or getting sued. You will win by creating an opening that will get you and/or your loved ones back home. Do you want to be tried by twelve or carried by six?



    Master's Tip: Law enforcement officers (LEOs) have to worry about criminals' rights. You are not a LEO. You have the right to live in peace. You have a right to end the violence being done to you. You have the right to defend yourself. In any event, if you follow the Action Principles and the Master Success philosophy, you should be prosperous enough to hire Johnny Cochran to defend you.

    Just thought I would post what I found. What are some things that people do "subconsciously" perhaps to be more secure or aware of their surroundings. I found for example that when I enter a restuarant/bar/establishement that I have to have myself where I can watch the entrances/exits. I get edgy if I can't see them. Does anybody else do this or have I just been hit just one too many times.

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    The color code of awareness is the most important lesson to be taught for self defense. Awareness is the only attribute that offers protection against the various forms of violence that can occur, i.e. directed violence, indirect violence, chance encounter, reckless/negligent violence, etc. I add one change to the color code: black--deadly force confrontation. Deadly force confrontations involve going to a mental place that not everyone can go to.

    James Mitose had it right in his first book. Awareness is even more important than knowing hundreds of wazas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hanna View Post
    The color code of awareness is the most important lesson to be taught for self defense. Awareness is the only attribute that offers protection against the various forms of violence that can occur, i.e. directed violence, indirect violence, chance encounter, reckless/negligent violence, etc. I add one change to the color code: black--deadly force confrontation. Deadly force confrontations involve going to a mental place that not everyone can go to.

    James Mitose had it right in his first book. Awareness is even more important than knowing hundreds of wazas.

    Jim
    LOL!

    I didn't think he had anything right in that book...

    ...but you are 100% right about awareness being VERY IMPORTANT.

    Which is why I've put it in all my books for the past 30 years...

    BUT that's just the first step.

    We need the other 5 steps, don't we?

    Dr. John M. La Tourrette

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    Quote Originally Posted by MooseKenpo View Post
    Just thought I would post what I found. What are some things that people do "subconsciously" perhaps to be more secure or aware of their surroundings. I found for example that when I enter a restuarant/bar/establishement that I have to have myself where I can watch the entrances/exits. I get edgy if I can't see them. Does anybody else do this or have I just been hit just one too many times.
    Most of what we do intuitively is WRONG.

    TRAINING in what to do is more important.

    And when I do what you are talking about my wife calles me a "parnoid SOB";-)

    I'm sure she's wrong.

    Thank you for the great post.

    Dr. John M. La Tourrette

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    Yeah, it's kind of weird but some of the guys that I have served with try to get the same position, where we all can see the entry/exits. It's almost an unconscious jostling match. When asked about this the other day most of them responded approximately the same, saying they get edgy if they can't see the entry/exits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MooseKenpo View Post
    Yeah, it's kind of weird but some of the guys that I have served with try to get the same position, where we all can see the entry/exits. It's almost an unconscious jostling match. When asked about this the other day most of them responded approximately the same, saying they get edgy if they can't see the entry/exits.
    Yep.

    It's a 3rd chakra (solar plexus) survival thing.

    The 3rd chakra picks up the emotions from those around you, and communicates those emotions as bad feelings, "if" they are negative towards you.

    The good news is, there is an energy flow on the back called the Rear Bridge Circuits that can be easily hooked up so you can FEEL PEOPLE behind you and know intuitively when they get close.

    Dr. John M. La Tourrette

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    Apparently I have under-active Root, Naval, and Crown chakras. I guess I'll work on opening them as well as finding more info on my rear bridge circuit. I I might just buy a ballcap with sideview mirrors with the optional wipers and heaters just for good measure! Thanks for all the great info. Everytime I log in I learn something, actually quite a bit.

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    LOL. My boss and I took a trip last week, and I requested an aisle seat on the plane. He just laughed when I explained that I didn't want to have to crawl over him to get at the terrorists. He thought that was pretty extreme.

    So I didn't tell him that while waiting in the sitting area for an hour, I had already picked out the people that were most likely to be useful if needed, had located them on the plane, mentally weeded out the ones that appeared to be questionable, and carried enough ballpoint pens in my carry on bag to hand out if we needed weapons.

    Yeah, it's a little paranoid. But seriously, I have spent the last 23 years learning self defense skills that I may never have to use. Why not keep the mental game sharp too?

    The first day of the conference, the keynote speaker who is an award winning photographer, spoke on how luck favors preparation. He showed many of his award winning photos, and told the story of the hours, days, and sometimes math that went into being in the right place at the right time, and showed many more photos taken just before and after the award winners that were useless.

    Most of his award winners won because, even thought he had planned everything perfectly, something else entered the area unexpectedly and pushed it over the top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenpodave View Post
    LOL. My boss and I took a trip last week, and I requested an aisle seat on the plane. He just laughed when I explained that I didn't want to have to crawl over him to get at the terrorists. He thought that was pretty extreme.

    ... mentally weeded out the ones that appeared to be questionable, and carried enough ballpoint pens in my carry on bag to hand out if we needed weapons..
    Besides those pens, a HEAVY BOOK can do wonders at shielding and smashing through their defenses.

    Dr. John M. La Tourrette
    ps. Nice Meeting you at the Gathering of Eagles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John M. La Tourrette View Post
    Yep.

    It's a 3rd chakra (solar plexus) survival thing.

    The 3rd chakra picks up the emotions from those around you, and communicates those emotions as bad feelings, "if" they are negative towards you.

    The good news is, there is an energy flow on the back called the Rear Bridge Circuits that can be easily hooked up so you can FEEL PEOPLE behind you and know intuitively when they get close.

    Dr. John M. La Tourrette
    Sir, is there any way that you could give us some information on HOW to hook up that spot? I'd be most grateful...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black St1300 View Post
    Sir, is there any way that you could give us some information on HOW to hook up that spot? I'd be most grateful...
    You want the HARD way, or the easy way?

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    Whichever is the right way.
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    Hey guys,

    This may sound strange because remember yoda and the jedi's intuitive ways of responding in a way, is no other way than continuous physical and mental acuity.

    As to naysayers they will be the first to be VICTIMS, it is always the uninformed not neccessarily ignorant just at times do not have the insight we as warriors in constant preparedness do.

    I walk into an area known or being there for first I scan the area out of reflex action subconsciously from training, forever!

    It is our mission to train all those that have come to our door to not allow them to go without our knowledge and if we do not have all the answers, well that is why we have each other to guide the way for others.

    "when in doubt there is no doubt"

    later,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenpodave View Post
    Whichever is the right way.
    A "quickee" rear bridge flow hook-up is to put your hands behind your back and assume the "parade rest" position.

    Another "quickee" way is to have a friend/wife etc, just scratch your back from side to side starting at the top and working all the way down to the tail bone.

    A long term way is to learn all 10 of the different energies and to practice them twice a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John M. La Tourrette View Post
    A "quickee" rear bridge flow hook-up is to put your hands behind your back and assume the "parade rest" position.

    Another "quickee" way is to have a friend/wife etc, just scratch your back from side to side starting at the top and working all the way down to the tail bone.

    A long term way is to learn all 10 of the different energies and to practice them twice a day.

    Dr. John M. La Tourrette
    I'm smiling as I write this because I just realized that I've read similiar stuff before--it was Don Juan teaching Carlos Castaneda. I remember thinking that that stuff was pretty profound--of course I was pharmaceutically profound myself at the time. LOL LOL LOL

    Just having some fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Hanna View Post
    I'm smiling as I write this because I just realized that I've read similiar stuff before--it was Don Juan teaching Carlos Castaneda. I remember thinking that that stuff was pretty profound--of course I was pharmaceutically profound myself at the time. LOL LOL LOL

    Carlos?

    I did attempt to read his books, but found little in those massive amounts of pages that had any heft to it.

    Back then Gordon Dickson, Heinlein, Herbert were my heros.

    Carlos came out with some videos about 10 years ago that have energy in them. I did evaluate them with verification processes and found them lacking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black St1300 View Post
    Sir, is there any way that you could give us some information on HOW to hook up that spot? I'd be most grateful...
    Sure.
    See post 14.
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    Dr. John M. La Tourrette,
    I tried researching the 10 different energies but ran into a virtual overload of information, that while not contradicting in nature, led me in several loops. I don't want you to TELL me how to do it, but would greatly like a shove in a good direction to get me started.

    Very Respectful,
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    Quote Originally Posted by MooseKenpo View Post
    Dr. John M. La Tourrette,
    I tried researching the 10 different energies but ran into a virtual overload of information, that while not contradicting in nature, led me in several loops. I don't want you to TELL me how to do it, but would greatly like a shove in a good direction to get me started.
    Well,

    I could offer you one of my products, but that is not really polite on someone else's forum.

    So go to Barnes & Nobel and get "Energy Medicine" by Donna Eden.

    It has already been mentioned on the products section here, and many in Kenpo have it and are studing it.

    And at my second seminar in the Gathering of Eagles 2007, that was my topic, i.e., "The 5,000 year old LOST Warrior Energy Secrets of the Yellow Emperor for Kenpo (Kung-fu)".

    Dr. John M. La Tourrette

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