I am a restless and curious person. Since I can remember I have had a desire to learn pretty much anything. When I was 13, I needed to learn about myself. So I joined the Victoria Judo Club. After 40 years of training I learned that to get strong, one only needs to show up and practice. Everything else will take care of itself. Now I am a Sensei, not perfect, but better than I would have been had I not walked up the 3 flights of stairs to the club and joined. I still struggle. I still have self-doubt. The only difference is I continue in spite of the voices saying to stay small.
After 29 years of policing, I have seen some things that are unforgettable. But I learned that when trying to calm an out of control person, one must be in control of themselves first. I somehow knew that I must be able first to get a grip on my mind and body before I could connect with someone in a turmoil. I also learned that it, not the words you say, it is your intention and the emotional climate you create.
I have been grateful for my policing career to have become an expert in police tactics. And for over 25 years I have taught police and other members in the community, how to safely manage any situation that they may meet. Personally, though, I find teaching people how to carefully, and compassionately de-escalate someone suffering or violently acting to be the most rewarding.
With this experience, I created an easy way to for anyone to first, manage their own body and mind, and second to engage safely in difficult situations.