Teaching Children to Hunt

Hunting is About Far More than Killing Game Animals

Hunting teaches children lessons that would probably not otherwise be learned for decades — if ever. While hunting, children are exposed to real world realities of predators and prey, planning and self discipline, and human to human teamwork.

Not every child will have the temperament to kill game animals. But they can learn most of the lessons of the hunt from observing and learning the painstaking preparations and hunting/stalking techniques which good hunters utilise.

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Here is a short list of benefits from teaching children to hunt, for both family and child:

  1. One of the best things about teaching your child to hunt is the bonding time it gives the two of you. In today’s world where parents and children are often going in two different directions and have little time together, hunting gives you something to do together that can leave lasting memories.
  2. You taking your son or daughter into the woods with you carries on that family tradition, as you teach them the same skills that were taught to you, your parents or your grandparents.
  3. Teach them about harvesting only what they need and the balance of taking and giving. Explain the role of hunters in conservation and what we can do to ensure land and animals will still be available for their children when the time comes.
  4. By taking them hunting and getting them involved, you’ll not only be teaching them skills and sport, but you’ll help keep hunting alive.
  5. In a world where everything moves so fast and needs to be done so quickly, teaching your child to hunt can help them connect to the outdoors and teach them to slow down and enjoy simple moments in nature.
  6. By taking your children with you hunting, you can help promote a physically fit lifestyle and show them alternatives to simply hitting the gym.
  7. From discipline, to patience, to endurance, to learning to deal with disappointment, hunting helps develop skills in your children that will turn them into well-rounded adults.
  8. By teaching them proper hunting skills and sportsmen etiquette, you’ll be teaching them responsibility that can spread into other aspects of their lives.
  9. Watching the glee and excitement on your child’s face, knowing the work, patience and skill that all had to come together for that moment [first successful hunt] is priceless.
  10. Without proper knowledge, people panic and react quickly with a gun in their hand, not knowing what to do. By teaching your children to hunt, you’ll be teaching them skills that will teach them to respect guns, not fear them.

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Children learn much more than is printed on the above list, simply by spending time in the safe company of parents and mentors, in the wild. But much of what children learn is nonverbal. Building strength of character under a range of challenges, is one of many nonverbal skills that pays large dividends later in life.

My daughter has been going with me since she was 7. Just this past deer season, she took her first deer. Up until then she just went and sat with me, and we would talk about everything under the moon. Teaching her about the outdoors and the importance of hunting are and were very special times, and the memories will last a lifetime. Just her being there with me was satisfying, but when she said she actually wanted to hunt, that took it to a whole new level of enjoyment. __ How to Teach Kids Hunting

Not Every Child is Cut Out for Hunting

Respect for the Wild and Wildlife is Crucial for a Budding Hunter

Nature is neither cruel nor benign. It simply is, and it doesn’t care what we think about it.

If your boy shouts, “Wow, I killed him!” or something like that, there is nothing wrong with him–he is just a boy. But he should understand that what he just killed wanted to live as badly as he does, and that he should feel sorrow as well as triumph. Other children will not relish death. If they kill, they will likely be saddened by it. This is natural too. Some youngsters are horrified by death and by the prospect of causing it. They are not meant to be hunters.

Make it clear to your kids that if they are not willing to give their all to becoming competent with gun or bow, they have no business afield. Explain to them also that if they hunt enough, they are eventually going to wound something, and it is going to escape to suffer. It may take two seasons for this to happen, or 50, but it is going to happen. All they can do is work at becoming as skilled as possible and hope it doesn’t. __ Teaching Your Child to Kill

Learning the Skills Without Killing

Just as a master fisherman can practise “catch and release” methods without killing the fish, so can skilled hunters be satisfied with nothing more than great wildlife photos taken inside the natural range of his chosen prey. In the same manner, very skilled birders must learn all the skills of a good hunter to catch his most elusive prey on film or video.

Dangerous Children will need to learn to kill as part of their training. If the child can not actually bring himself to make the kill, he will have chosen a different branch in the road of Dangerous Child training — which will probably involve less training in the violent arts than most DCs obtain.

Here is another list of benefits to youth learning to hunt:

Self-reliance: When children know how to hunt, they’ll always have a way to feed themselves, even if the unthinkable happens. They will not be stuck, relying on others to obtain food.
Food cycle: When kids learn to hunt, they gain an understanding of the food cycle. Without hunting, many children never connect the meat on their dinner plate to a living, breathing animal.
Love of the outdoors: If hunting does anything for a child, it instills a love of outdoors and a wonder at the majesty of nature. It teaches them to respect and appreciate the woods, water, and fields.
Rite of passage: For many hunting families, learning to hunt is a rite of passage. It may be the first time a child’s allowed at hunting camp during rifle season or that he has his own hunting gear. It’s an easy way to show a child you recognize he’s growing up and ready for more responsibility.
Cost savings: Although there’s a start-up cost and a yearly license fee, eating meat you harvest through hunting is an affordable way to eat healthier and save money.
Bonding: When you’re teaching children to hunt, it’s more about being together than hunting. You’re building memories, enjoying days spent together, and having experiences that can’t be found within city limits.
Health benefits: Hunting gets you outdoors and spending time in nature does great things for both your body and mind. It’s known to reduce stress, decrease blood pressure, and lead to more mindfulness.
Fitness and exercise: While you don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to enjoy hunting, you do have to be relatively physically fit. You have to walk distances, climb through brush and up mountains, and drag large game with nothing but a rope. Getting children involved in hunting shows them the importance of staying fit and creates a fun way to exercise.
Food safety: When it comes to what’s in commercial meat, it’s scary. Artificial preservatives, hormones, and antibiotics just top the list. But when children provide themselves with meat from a hunting harvest, they’re getting nothing but naturally fed meat.
Life skills: Hunting is more than sport; it’s a lesson in life. It helps youth develop character strengths such as discipline, patience, confidence, and endurance. It also teaches children how to deal with disappointment and move on to try again.
Unplugged: In this high-tech world, children are constantly plugged in. At school, they read on tablets. At home, it’s virtual reality games, and at the mall, it’s smart phones and iPods. Hunting gives children an escape from electronics and having to be in the know every minute of every day. It allows kids to unplug and just be.

__ http://ammo.com/articles/parents-guide-to-youth-hunting

Hunting is Good Training in Situational Awareness

The art of stalking and making a kill requires a heightened awareness of yourself and the environment around you. A hunter that is unaware of his surrounding may end up being the prey of a more deadly predator than himself. Or he may suffer a serious accident that was completely unnecessary.

‘Are we getting dumber or are the deer getting smarter?’
http://www.jantoo.com/cartoons/keywords/hunting-trip

As the child grows older, he learns that the world holds a lot more dangers than he might have been told about as a child. Recent vicious attacks by leftists against peaceful political rallies and public speakers reveals a hidden hostility and violence that dwells covertly inside persons of all societies and all classes. Journalists within the news and entertainment medias are beginning to display much of this previously hidden viciousness when pushed out of their ideological comfort zones.

It is not enough these days to simply avoid known danger zones and “no-go” areas. Trouble can follow you to your own front door, and beyond. Situational awareness, mastery of hunting skills, and physical fitness combined with quick reaction training are indispensible.

With Half Your Brain Tied Behind Your Back

Unihemispheric Sleep; Unihemispheric Waking

Half-Brain Sleep is Common in Many Animals Source
Half-Brain Sleep is Common in Many Animals
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Whales and dolphins live underwater but must come to the surface periodically to breathe. They cannot allow both hemispheres of their brains to drop into deep sleep, else they may not wake to surface in time. Similarly, many birds undergo long migrations and other flights of long duration when they are unable to fall into deep sleep for long periods of time. Their brains are adapted to allow one hemisphere to stay awake while the other hemisphere gets much needed rest.

Can Humans Sleep With Half Their Brain Open?

The human brain, it turns out, is endowed with a less dramatic form of the unihemispheric sleep found in birds and some mammals. For humans, familiarity with a place breeds a deep night’s sleep.

__ Christof Koch

When humans are sleeping in a strange environment — which happens very regularly to people who travel as a matter of course — it seems the left hemisphere is more vigilant to the environment, allowing the right hemisphere to snooze more deeply. More

The sleep scientists who discovered this unilateral phenomenon used advanced brain scanners, which allowed subjects to sleep inside them all night long.

… they found that the sleeping brains showed asymmetrical patterns of sleep activity, with one hemisphere humming along while the other slept. And while the sprightly hemisphere wasn’t fully awake, it was much more active than the other—even responsive to external stimuli. Subjects in the study experiencing FNE, for example, were jolted awake by “deviant” sounds. A creaking door perhaps. Or a shrieking animal. For most of the subjects, the night watchman hemisphere of their brain was the left side, for inexplicable reasons. __ PopSci

More on sleep

Interesting, But So What?

Even during their awake time, animals — and humans — often move through the world “half asleep.” The image of dolphins above shows how the brain allots its sleep/wake time according to three general hemispheric states: L awake/R asleep, R awake/L asleep, and both L and R awake. As mentioned above, as a matter of survival for dolphins, both L and R cannot sleep simultaneously, except for very short time periods. This means that casual observers may not notice whether a dolphin is half awake, or fully awake.

You might think that humans do not have this problem, since humans can usually sleep with both hemispheres at specific, designated times, leaving both hemispheres fully awake to deal with the world at the proper time. Except, it doesn’t always work that way. Individual (left or right) human hemispheres can exhibit signs of sleep while a person is nominally awake, for short times. Most people — even those who have not been forced to stay alert for very long stretches, or for odd hours — will be able to recall brain misfires and somnambulations while awake which are very difficult to explain.

Is Anyone Ever Completely Awake?


The video clip above from the movie “Limitless” is entirely fictional, and yet . . . anyone who is curious and pays just a little attention to the world will have experienced epiphanies — startling moments of exceptional awareness that emerge unsolicited from the depths. How can we seem awake, and then suddenly find ourselves watching our worlds from one or more levels higher up?

These states never seem to last very long, but they suggest the existence of a higher and deeper ocean of experience, in which most of us have only managed to dip our toes.

Split Hemispheres https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/split-brain-patients-reveal-brains-flexibility/
Split Hemispheres
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/split-brain-patients-reveal-brains-flexibility/

It is easy to imagine unihemispheric sleep in humans when the two hemispheres have been surgically disconnected from each other — as in “split brain patients.” Patients with uncontrollable epilepsy were sometimes “cured” of global seizures by severing the corpus callosum. Once disconnected, the two hemispheres will often go in different directions, attending to different things.

After the right and left brain are separated, each hemisphere will have its own separate perception, concepts, and impulses to act. Having two “brains” in one body can create some interesting dilemmas. When one split-brain patient dressed himself, he sometimes pulled his pants up with one hand (that side of his brain wanted to get dressed) and down with the other (this side didn’t). Also, once he grabbed his wife with his left hand and shook her violently, so his right hand came to her aid and grabbed the aggressive left hand. However, such conflicts are actually rare. If a conflict arises, one hemisphere usually overrides the other.[1] __ Wikipedia Split Brain

A fascinating topic to be sure, but something similar can take place even when all anatomical connections within the brain remain intact. Such interhemispheric asynchrony has been observed in hypnosis — and anything that happens under formal hypnosis may also tend to happen spontaneously in ordinary life.

The Corpus Callosum is Larger in Women than Men

The more strongly the two hemispheres are connected to each other, the less likely that they will act independently of each other. It has been found that the two brain hemispheres not as strongly connected in men as they are in women.

In the entire sample (n= 316), controlling for brain size and age, the average CCA [corpus callosum cross sectional area] was significantly (P< 0.03) larger in females. The difference favoring females was more pronounced in the young adults cohort (P< 0.0005). These results provide strong additional evidence that the CCA is larger in females after correcting for the confounding effect of brain size. ___ http://cercor.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/08/09/cercor.bhs253.full

More, persons who are easily hypnotised — and can readily block pain perception under hypnosis — have been found to have larger corpus callosi, at least in the anterior portion.

Only the highly hypnotizable subjects (HHs) who eliminated pain perception were included in the present study. These HHs, who demonstrated more effective attentional and inhibitory capabilities, had a significantly (P < 0.003) larger (31.8%) rostrum, a corpus callosum area involved in the allocation of attention and transfer of information between prefrontal cortices, than low hypnotizable subjects (LHs). These results provide support to the neuropsychophysiological model that HHs have more effective frontal attentional systems implementing control, monitoring performance and inhibiting unwanted stimuli from conscious awareness, than LHs. __ http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/content/127/8/1741

The anterior parts of the corpus callosum also seem to be enlarged in meditation practitioners, suggesting that meditation may alter the actual morphology of certain parts of the brain via the brain plasticity of selective use.

Hypnosis vs. Meditation

Although superficial similarities between hypnosis and meditation are readily apparent, we should be aware of the important differences between the two things. Hypnosis can be thought of as a highly focused “spotlight,” while meditation more closely resembles a broadbeam “floodlight.” A hypnotic trance blanks out peripheral phenomena, including ordinary sensations such as pain, discomfort, or embarassment. Meditation — particularly mindfulness meditation — opens the portals of awareness to allow an “eagle’s eye view” of one’s internal and external setting.

Using hypnosis, one can “disconnect” different circuits of brain activity from each other, functionally, on a subconscious level. Mindfulness meditation enlarges the borders of consciousness to allow normally suppressed stimuli to reach mental awareness. At that point, the conscious mind can often sort the relevant from the irrelevant, and alter subsequent consciousness.

Who Wants to Bother with All This Hocus Pocus?

Very few people indeed. Most would rather pop a pill, swallow a draught, lose themselves in a social setting, or otherwise avoid the question of whether they are entirely sleepwalking through their lives — or only doing so halfway. But shouldn’t we want to train our children differently, to be less slaves of our trance states and more aware of their own decision making and life choices?

Fortunately, for the Tech-Oriented Parent, There is Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback uses brainwave and other neurofunctional real-time metrics to allow a person to shape the workings of his own brain. Neurofeedback has proven exceptionally effective for treating ADHD and for brain rehabilitation after injury. The technique has also been useful for treating addictions, depression, autism, migraines, and a range of other dysfunctional states.

And although there has not been much written on the use of neurofeedback for enlarging conscious awareness, a number of neuroresearchers are doing work on that very project. Although this is not exactly what I am referring to, consider:

A recent development in the field is a conceptual approach called the Coordinated Allocation of Resource Model (CAR) of brain functioning which states that specific cognitive abilities are a function of specific electrophysiological variables which can overlap across different cognitive tasks.[47] The activation database guided EEG biofeedback approach initially involves evaluating the subject on a number of academically relevant cognitive tasks and compares the subject’s values on the QEEG measures to a normative database, in particular on the variables that are related to success at that task. __ Wikipedia Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback has also been used to improve the performances of musicians, dancers, actors, athletes, and other persons who make a living from highly focused skills.

Neurofeedback is readily distinguished from ordinary hypnosis and meditation by neurofeedback’s ability to monitor real-time brain activity in particular brain circuits and anatomical centres. “Conscious” influence on normally unconscious brain processes can then be observed and modified to suit the goals of clients and their parents.

The Objective is to Learn to Achieve States of Highly Functional Awareness

Dangerous Children learn to achieve heightened situational awareness (and mindfulness) as part of their training. This allows them to anticipate and deal with problems before they happen. The parents of many Dangerous Children in training may also opt for neurofeedback training, where it may be helpful.

The neurological signs of “sleeping while awake” can be too subtle for most available intruments used in everyday neurofeedback training. They also tend to be too fleeting and unpredictable to be easily addressed in most conventional programmes of neurofeedback.

But a careful human observer can usually catch another person who is falling into a trance, in most situations. That is where “life coaches,” parents, and mentors who have some training in Ericksonian hypnosis and similar trance-aware disciplines can make their mark on a Dangerous Child’s future ability to choose his own path on multiple time scales.

Parents of Dangerous Children Must Learn to Pay Attention

Raising a Dangerous Child is an exhausting prospect. Fortunately, Dangerous Children begin to take up the slack of their own training at a surprisingly early age. Even so, parents, coaches, mentors, and helpers need to keep their eyes open so as to be able to intervene at key developmental bifurcation points.

Combat Flow Training: Relaxing into Dynamic Linked Chaos

Staying Alive is a Dynamic, Chaotic Affair: You Must Learn to Flow With the Go

Get Out of the Box!

Just as Neo needed to understand that there is no spoon in the film The Matrix, you need to realize that there is no box to step outside of. Once you start with a box you have already created something in your mind that limits your creativity because the box doesnt really exist…

the fight is what it is; it is less about what you want to do versus what you have to do. As we always say to students, “as long as it is within the laws of physics and human physiology don’t ever let anyone tell you what you can’t do.”

from the basic principles one is able to develop a multitude of responses and you are not limited by them but eventually you begin to learn to manipulate them at will. From there, you are, for the most part, only limited by your imagination because there is no box. __ 188 Contact Flow vs. Combat Flow

Developing an instinctive and effective approach to personal combat is only one part of an integrated survival system. But if you do not pass the test of face to face survival when you or your family are attacked, you will not be able to proceed to the other aspects of the survival continuum. To make the best use of your training time, strip the process to the basics, then go crazy (in a figurative sense).

Some essential aspects of defence and survival:

• PHYSICAL Self-defense, weaponry
• EMOTIONAL Mindset, coping tools
• FINANCIAL Investments, holdings, barter
MEDICAL Self-help, first aid, food, water
• TOOLS
• HOUSING
• COMMUNICATIONS, TRANSPORTATION

__ http://attackproof.com/survival.html

Notice that self-defence and weaponry are only the tip of the iceberg. Yes, they are the penetrating tip, the sharp point and edge. But they are only the beginning. Developing the underlying foundation is crucial for motivation, focus, persistence, and impulse control.

Combat flow exercises are designed to train your subconscious reactions, so that you will not have to take the time to think about what you must do to stay alive.

Take what works and drop the tinsel wrapping. You do not have the time to waste on empty ritual or tradition which has nothing to do with the fight at hand. Aikido, for example, is an excellent training method to develop the mind and body for many forms of dynamic combat. But focus on what works, and drop the ritual.

Survival is something that often takes place up close and personal. It is important to get out of the mental straitjacket that unrealistic television and movie portrayals have wrapped around your brain.

Close quarters shooting and self-defence:

Videos are Not Training; Training is Not Fighting

Unless you are in possession of “Matrix-class” virtual reality, you need to partner with other persons to train.

Movement flow exercises for fitness and pre-combat conditioning

Basic philosophy, applications, drills of flowing combat:

You can fast forward to the training exercises roughly 20 minutes in. Learning to close with the opponent is a key aspect of surviving an inevitable attack.

These exercises are very basic and introductory. The purpose is to develop the right instincts in training, so that in case of a fight you will react effectively, instantly. All videos presented here are mere introductions, meant to suggest different approaches to training you may choose to take.

Importantly, avoiding and evading violent conflict is almost always your best bet — particularly when innocents and loved ones are in the vicinity — and it is possible to move them out of danger.

A well-trained, mentally prepared person’s competence shows in his confident bearing and demeanour. Such a person will be seen as a “hard target” by predators. Persons who project fear, on the other hand, will attract conflict and attack. Likewise, persons who behave in an arrogant and antagonistic manner are magnets for violent and unbalanced persons.

What Would Hit Girl Do?

Useful strategies for reacting to threats should be learned early, and reinforced often. We have discussed John Boyd’s OODA Loop strategy, and how it must become instantly instinctive if it is to be of any use at all. The same is true for a wide range of other strategies of reaction, which must become instinctive and rapid — virtually instant.

A violent rape epidemic is sweeping Europe and much of the Anglosphere — in part because modern, culturally non-violent children, youth, women, and men do not have effective, instinctive strategies for dealing with the growing threat.

Around 1,000 young men arrived in large groups, seemingly with the specific intention of carrying out attacks on women.
Police in Hamburg are now reporting similar incidents on New Year’s Eve in the party area of St Pauli. One politician says this is just the tip of the iceberg.
And there are real concerns about what will happen in February when the drunken street-parties of carnival season kick off. __ BBC

Europe’s women have a big problem, thanks to Merkel, Hollande, the Swedish government, and the other usual suspects. They are being raped, assaulted, and sometimes murdered by primitive and violent newcomers to the continent. They are beginning to experience what women in traditionally non-violent cultures inevitably suffer when forced to share the same space with primitive, hostile, unintelligent young men from violent cultures.

“Hit Girl” is a character from a comic book. But her story can be instructive to young girls who are being cast into the multicultural flames.

The pint-sized comic book heroine Hit Girl is shown in the video below, administering summary justice to thugs, drug-dealers, and their close associates. In the scene below, Hit Girl is still learning to be a wicked badass. She lets her “situational awareness” slip for a moment. For moments such as those, that is why children have parents.

But don’t be under the delusion that “girls who can take care of themselves” only exist in comic books and feature films. Dangerous Children — both boys and girls — begin to learn how to deal with such hostile, unintelligent, violent aggressors from their earliest hours on Earth, and even before.

Thousands of unconscious scans take place inside brain and body, from moment to moment, in the constant balancing act of survival. Dangerous Children learn and acquire additional survival reaction scans from an early age. Learning that begins as largely “conscious,” becomes automatic and unconscious with practise.


“Hanna,” shown in the scene above, is another young girl-child who was raised to survive in the face of significant threat.

We understand, of course, that Hit Girl and Hanna are only characters in books and films. Yet, childhood learning to instinctively avoid, evade, escape, and — if necessary — confront head-on the growing tsunami of violence, is possible. At the Al Fin Institutes for the Dangerous Child, we consider such training mandatory.

A girl’s got to begin sometime:


But it’s better if boys and girls start on the road to Dangerousness at a much earlier age.

It is time to turn the tables on the primitive, violent, hostile invaders — in thousands of ways. Helping children learn to take care of themselves should be one of the earliest and more obvious steps taken.

CIA Street Smarts at the Schoolbus Loading Zone

Kids Boarding Schoolbus http://kpel965.com/expert-says-bullying-by-children-linked-to-parental-behavior/
Kids Boarding Schoolbus
http://kpel965.com/expert-says-bullying-by-children-linked-to-parental-behavior/

Everyday, a lot of interesting things go on around us, but we rarely pay enough attention to notice. Below, you can read the experience of a CIA employee stationed in Europe, and what happened to him while he was seeing off his son at the schoolbus loading zone:

… we arrived at the corner with other school children and pedestrians on their way to work. As we chatted, waiting for the school bus to arrive, I noticed one of the older students, the pretty daughter of a family who lived nearby, standing next to an older man a short distance away. Just then, the school bus rolled up so I gave my son a hug and kiss goodbye. He and the other students shuffled towards the bus to board—all the students, that is, except for the girl, Jean.

I watched her for a moment, wondering why she wasn’t approaching the bus, then noticed that the man was standing between her and the bus. Each time Jean tried to walk around him he blocked her, moving his face closer to hers as he stepped back and forth in her path. At first I thought it might be a male friend, another student intent on teasing her. Then I noticed that he was an adult, and I saw the look on her face. She was worried.
__ DB Foley

At this point, DB is waiting for the schoolbus with his son. But because he is paying more attention than the average parent, he notices a potentially serious problem. Here is how the situation then developed:

I told my son to wait and I approached the two. I first asked her if she was okay. “I’m fine,” she said in a frightened voice. I then asked the man, “Who are you?”

“I’m nobody,” he replied, rudely.

“Well, okay, she needs to leave now,” I told him.

“I’m not done talking to her,” he said, as he moved around to face me.

“She’ll miss her bus, so she has to leave now,” I added, trying to stay calm.

“No, not yet.”

“Yes, she is leaving now. Look, she is too young for you, anyway,” I warned.

“I don’t care how old she is,” he countered.

His last, disgusting statement made me angry. Anger is an interesting, tricky emotion, a double-edged sword. It can be a good thing when it stirs someone to action, when needed. It can be also be a bad thing if not controlled and kept in check. When it’s not….

Despite my growing anger I tried to keep calm. I had been in another fight a few months earlier (protecting a victim who had been attacked in a subway), and did not relish the idea of returning to the office of Security in the U.S. Embassy and filling out another report. I gave the harasser another chance.

“Listen, her dad is a big guy, and a rugby player. You don’t want to mess with this young lady.”

“Right,” he smirked, “and what are you going to do about it?” With that last comment he gave me a shove. What was he thinking?

Actually, there was not much thinking from that point on, just reaction. I shoved him back. He stormed back at me with fists raised. I threw a punch, which hit him squarely on the left cheek. He came back for more. I struck him again, a blow which left him on the ground, his back against a tree. He then reached for his bag so I kicked it, sending pastries spilling out across the sidewalk.

The would-be sexual predator then whined, “Leave my croissants alone.” I answered, “Okay, if you leave her alone.” It would have been funny, if not for the violence. __ DB Foley

Foley goes on to analyse what he did wrong, and what he did right. He continues to sketch out the basic concepts of street level awareness, which he taught and used in the CIA.

Foley is the author of “Street Smarts for Women.” The book might also have been written for Dangerous Children in general.

The above story was featured in the website, The Survival Mom. The Survival Mom site has a large number of useful articles dealing with raising more savvy, competent, and situationally aware children.

For example:

7 Scary Scenarios for Kids

and Situational Awareness, a quick and insightful introduction to a crucial topic.

Predators and hazards pervade many landscapes through which we may pass. Dangerous Children — no matter the age or sex — should learn to anticipate, evade, and/or deal with these threats.

Devising Useful Maps of Criminal and Violent Activity

Dangerous Children are taught to take care of themselves. But it is important for everyone — including Dangerous Children — to understand what they are letting themselves in for, when they travel through a particular region.

Detailed maps of violent and criminal activity should be made available to travelers — and to residents — of any country in the world. Such maps should be made to different scales, from the global to the national to the regional to the local to the city – village – neighborhood levels.

Here is an example of a global map of homicide rates by nation:

Global Homicide Rates
Global Homicide Rates

This type of map may help one choose between two different plans for summer travel — or for booking a continuing education conference.

Below is a global map of homicide rates at the sub-national level:

Subnational Global Homicide Rates
Subnational Global Homicide Rates

Homicide rates at the sub-national level help one to home in on particularly homicidal regions within a nation. Note that most African nations are unable to provide data for this statistic.

Brazil 2012 Homicide by Region http://mapsontheweb.zoom-maps.com/post/90261933427/homicide-rates-in-brazil-per-100000-inhabitants
Brazil 2012 Homicide by Region
http://mapsontheweb.zoom-maps.com/post/90261933427/homicide-rates-in-brazil-per-100000-inhabitants

Homicide rates in Brasil in 2012 by state.

Brazil Homicides in Municipalities http://www.insightcrime.org/news-analysis/brazil-homicide-map-micro-level
Brazil Homicides in Municipalities
http://www.insightcrime.org/news-analysis/brazil-homicide-map-micro-level

Travelers to Brasil may find statistical maps of violent crimes at the “micro level” more useful, for focusing on specific regions or cities.

2015 Homicide Hot Spots in Mexico https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/5604cabe9dd7cc1a008bce86-1202-653/map-mexico-homicides.png
2015 Homicide Hot Spots in Mexico
https://static3.businessinsider.com/image/5604cabe9dd7cc1a008bce86-1202-653/map-mexico-homicides.png

The above map offers a look at different intensity hot spots for homicide within Mexico in the year 2015. Such maps may help to track Mexican drug cartel activity over particular time periods.

Homicides by Police District in Chicago http://www.newrepublic.com/article/118003/maps-crime-chicago-crime-different-neighborhoods
Homicides by Police District in Chicago
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/118003/maps-crime-chicago-crime-different-neighborhoods

This level of detail for homicide rates might allow travelers to plan safer routes through the city, as well as helping to determine which tourist locations to avoid.

Here is a more detailed map of Chicago homicides by neighborhood for 2014:

2014 Chicago Neighborhood Homicides http://heyjackass.com/category/2014-chicago-crime-murder-stats/
2014 Chicago Neighborhood Homicides
http://heyjackass.com/category/2014-chicago-crime-murder-stats/

Safe Zones vs. Hazard Zones http://www.newrepublic.com/article/118003/maps-crime-chicago-crime-different-neighborhoods
Safe Zones vs. Hazard Zones
http://www.newrepublic.com/article/118003/maps-crime-chicago-crime-different-neighborhoods

The above graphic highlights differences in homicide rates between the safest areas and the most unsafe areas for three different US cities. The graph highlights how important it is to be able to distinguish between the “go” and the “no-go” areas when traveling to a city, as well as when living inside or nearby a particular city.

The website Neighborhood Scout provides crime statistics and crime maps for a large number of US neighborhoods.

A similar service is called Spotcrime.com

Such city, town, and neighborhood crime maps can be useful for persons trying to determine where to locate, for purposes of raising Dangerous Children, or for purposes of forming a Dangerous Community — which besides providing advanced training facilities for Dangerous Child training, would also form a nucleus for surrounding groups and communities that wish to go Dangerous.

But even so, existing crime maps are not nearly detailed enough for those who intend to train Dangerous Children in different skills of neighborhood, community, and city/town analysis. To understand crime — and where future crime is likely to be committed — one needs to go beyond past instances of criminal activity. One must understand the foundations of local crime — including the groups and individuals most likely to be connected to violent crime, and other crimes that breed violent crime (drug manufacture and trafficking etc.).

This is one example of where Dangerous Child training goes beyond just sitting back and whining about future trends of decay that one can see in Europe and the Anglosphere as a direct result of PC immigration and PC crime enforcement and sentencing.

The Dangerous Child movement is not meant as an echo choir or a pity party, as so many forums who think of themselves as “Dark Enlightenment Forums” or “doomer / survival forums” tend to become. The Dangerous Child movement works to assist in the formation of cadres of competent, highly and broadly skilled individuals – families – and groups. Such individuals / families / groups will be capable of forming Dangerous Communities which are competent enough to form nuclei of resilience, anti-fragility, and functionality should large scale disasters strike a given nation, region, or continental area.

We have learned that societal rot tends to be funded and facilitated from above — at the levels of governments, media, academia, nonprofit foundations, organised crime, labour unions, big-money environmental groups, religions, government lobbying organisation, and so on. As a result of top-down decay, entire generations have been lost to the possibility of an expansive and abundant future.

Anyone attempting to help enable the creation of an abundant and expansive human future will of necessity have to take all of such organisations — and more — into account, in their research, planning, and execution.

We at the Al Fin Institutes believe that a significant part — if not the largest part — of modern decay, comes from the lack of an ongoing meaningful, positive, and productive purpose in the lives and minds of modern children. This lack can be laid firmly at the feet of most of the organisations listed above.

We do not suggest any type of vendetta against such groups. Rather, we suggest that the best approach is the creation of parallel or shadow infrastructure that tends to avoid such organisations as much as possible, while building toward much more effective ways of instilling and maintaining strong, positive, productive, and meaningful senses of purpose in modern children and youth — as well as adults, where possible.

But we must be aware of what is happening around us, on multiple levels. To that end we will be discussing more effective ways of evaluating nations, regions, cities, towns, communities, and small-scale personal networks.

Even the most intelligent and enlightened persons often fail to update their opinions and knowledge bases when critical data becomes available. Some people waste their entire lives on empty diversions such as the climate apocalypse or peak oil armageddon, when the information needed to dismiss such nonsense has always been readily available.

Dangerous Children must develop deeper levels of perception and cognition than we typically see in the skankstream of Europe, the Anglosphere, and elsewhere in the more developed world. They will not obtain such deeper levels of performance by drinking from the skankstream.

Why Do Dangerous Children Study Crime and Criminals?

Kids With Grit http://dailyfig.figment.com/2011/11/05/girls-with-grit-showdown/
Kids With Grit
http://dailyfig.figment.com/2011/11/05/girls-with-grit-showdown/
We don’t want Dangerous Children to be sitting ducks for predators. We teach them self defence in order to be able to defend and fight back. We teach them situational awareness so that they can avoid predators and anticipate when a predator might strike.
Teens With Grit http://dailyfig.figment.com/2011/11/05/girls-with-grit-showdown/
Teens With Grit
http://dailyfig.figment.com/2011/11/05/girls-with-grit-showdown/


But we also teach Dangerous Children how criminals think and behave, so that they will be able to pre-empt the criminal before he strikes.

Another way to think of it is the way that isolated homesteaders learn to understand predators in order to avoid being at their mercy. A homesteader can devise defences for the cabin or compound, and can adapt their behaviours to avoid deadly predators on most occasions.

But there is another variety of Dangerous Child — usually one that is fully grown — who learns to understand predators better than the homesteader, and more like the hunter. A hunter must understand the predator at a higher level of thought and action, in order to successfully stalk and kill the threat.

We do not encourage the hunting of human predators or other criminals, in the Dangerous Child Method. And yet, the training of such skills is an option that is available to those who have the proper aptitude, competence, and motivation. Many of these hunter-stalker trained Dangerous Children will tend toward military careers in special units. After they resign or retire from the military, private contractor, or law enforcement, they will tend to make themselves available to train particular Dangerous Children in their turn.

But that is all beside the point. All Dangerous Children must study criminals and criminality before they are ready to move to free-range learning, outside apprenticeships, and business startups — to say nothing of going to university (a particularly criminal environment).

Asset protection — preserving life, health, property, and loved ones — is ingrained into the Dangerous Child from an early age. Understanding the criminals who would take their precious assets away — whether white collar crime, orange collar crime, blue collar crime, cyber crime, or all out mob-level crime — is the first step toward protecting his assets and loved ones.

The Dangerous Child must understand criminal methods in order to know how to prevent himself becoming a victim, and to understand what paths he might take when it is necessary to recover stolen assets or to exert minimal prophylactic retribution.



There is yet another reason to teach Dangerous Children the ways of crime. From time to time, government sets itself up as the enemy of law-abiding, peaceful citizens. In some cases, it may be necessary to break a number of laws in order to keep the government from exceeding its mandate. In such cases, the better one performs in preventing the government from committing crimes against oneself, the less likely one is to end up in confinement — and to find it necessary to escape.

We are only talking hypothetical situations here, and would never knowingly encourage breaking legitimate laws set down and prosecuted by legitimate government.

What sort of crimes are Dangerous Children taught to perform — but forbidden to execute? We will not go into all of that here. We have given some hints in the past, and will continue to do so. But we will do all we can to avoid creating habitual enemies of the state — while also doing what we can to immunise Dangerous Children against being victimised by individuals, gangs, or institutions.

Terrorists vs. The Dangerous Child: On the Amsterdam-Paris Train

There was no time to plan, they said, no time even to think.

“We just kind of acted. There wasn’t much thinking going on,” Skarlatos said. “At least on my end.” __ https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/as-french-train-suspect-is-interrogated-questions-mount-on-europes-security/2015/08/23/088ff2fe-4923-11e5-9f53-d1e3ddfd0cda_story.html

Muslim Terrorist on Train http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34055713
Muslim Terrorist on Train
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34055713

When confronted by a face to face attack, Dangerous Children tend to confront the attack skillfully and strategically. We see a hint of this ethic in the recent Muslim terror attack on the Amsterdam – Paris train. Here is how the attack played out:

A French banker, identified as Damien A., saw [the terrorist] in a lavatory with his weapon. He grabbed at Khazzani. Khazzani ran into the rail car where passenger Mark Moogalian (an American living in France) accosted him.

Now Khazzani is targeting unarmed civilians. Blown ambush? Shouting? No problem. He has firepower. He shot Moogalian.

But other passengers had more surprises. Instead of cowering, they responded heroically. First one, U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, got to Khazzani, and then a second, and then four were on him. He could not aim the weapon. In the hand-to-hand struggle, he pulled a pair of box cutters and wounded Stone. He drew a pistol. But Stone’s friends, Oregon Army National Guard Specialist Alek Skarlatos and California college student Anthony Sadler, kept battering him. British businessman Chris Norman joined the fight. They disarmed and pinned Khazzani. To emphasize his disapproval, Skarlatos used the AK’s muzzle to make repetitive metal impressions on Khazzani’s head. Did the message get through? Khazzani was a finger twitch from eternity.

The en masse quick physical assault on Khazzani was somewhat like a tactic the military calls an instantaneous counterattack on a close-in ambush. In the ambush’s kill zone, the defenders have little chance, and so they instantly turn and assault the ambushers. Penetrating the ambush positions brings the battle to the ambushers. In the resulting melee, the ambushers lose the advantage of surprise.
___ http://www.strategypage.com/on_point/20150825221115.aspx

Instead of cowering behind their seats in the face of attack, unarmed passengers began trying to subdue the heavily armed terrorist. Khazzani escaped the French banker, shot the American living in France, but was then rapidly confronted with three young Americans, and one middle-aged Englishman — all unarmed. The last four men to confront Khazzani beat him to unconsciousness, then helped tie him up to await the French authorities.

The terrorist carried an AK-47 assault rifle, with 370 rounds of ammunition. He also had a 9mm automatic, razor-sharp box cutters, and a bottle of petrol — presumably in order to burn the infidel passengers alive. If not for the rapid response by passengers, what might have happened? And what if some of the pertinent passengers had been in a different car?

“We decided to get up because the WiFi wasn’t so good on that car,” said Sadler, 23, a college student. “We were like, ‘We have a ticket to first class. We might as well go sit in first class.’ ”

About half an hour after the train pulled away from Amsterdam, they switched to the car where the shooter soon opened fire, he said.

Along with two other men, they tackled, then disarmed, a suspected Islamist militant who packed two guns, a knife and nine clips of ammunition into his rucksack.

“He seemed like he was ready to fight to the end. So were we,” said Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, his left arm in a sling, his right eye bloodshot and watering.

The three men — friends since middle school in California — appeared together in public on Sunday for the first time since they overpowered and then tied up the shooter. Stone’s hand was heavily bandaged after an operation to reattach his thumb, which was nearly severed during the attack. All three looked exhausted and sported days-old beards.

But they displayed some of the instinctive camaraderie that on the train led them to leap from their seats in seconds to take on the shooter as a team. They finished one another’s sentences and silently communicated with each other with cocked eyebrows and tiny facial expressions.

Stone, giving his account for the first time on Sunday, said that he had simply had one idea in his mind as he sprinted to disarm the assailant: “Survival.”

He was in “the middle of a deep sleep” when he heard the initial scuffle between the shooter and the French citizen who was the first to stumble on him, he said. But then his friend, Oregon Army National Guard Spec. Alek Skarlatos, 22 and recently returned from a deployment in Afghanistan, “just hit me on the shoulder and said ‘Go,’ ” Stone said.

There was no time to plan, they said, no time even to think.

“We just kind of acted. There wasn’t much thinking going on,” Skarlatos said. “At least on my end.”

Stone said that after the suspect was tied up, he saw that another passenger had been severely wounded by a bullet during the attack and was “squirting blood” from his neck. Stone said he barely felt any of his own injuries, so he focused on saving the other victim’s life. He stuck two of his fingers into the passenger’s wound to hold an artery closed until paramedics showed up.
___ https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/as-french-train-suspect-is-interrogated-questions-mount-on-europes-security/2015/08/23/088ff2fe-4923-11e5-9f53-d1e3ddfd0cda_story.html

A well-known French actor on the train — who was injured when he sounded the alarm and engaged the emergency brake — said that without the prompt action by the passengers, all of them would have been killed.

Three Passengers Who Reacted http://www.people.com/article/paris-train-attack-american-heroes-friendship
Three Passengers Who Reacted
http://www.people.com/article/paris-train-attack-american-heroes-friendship

Spencer Stone, the bareheaded young man in a sling above, is a serviceman in the US Air Force, trained as a medic. Besides being the first to effectively begin subduing the terrorist, he also saved the life of the man who was shot in the neck by the terrorist — by staunching the arterial bleeding and holding pressure on the artery until French EMTs arrived. All of that while he himself was suffering an almost severed thumb, courtesy of the terrorist’s boxcutter.

These 6 men (the French banker, the American living in France, the three young Americans pictured above, and the middle-aged Englishman) were not Dangerous Children. But they all reacted quickly to slow the terrorist down, and to eventually render him subdued and unconscious.

How would the attack have gone down had all of the 6 reacting passengers been Dangerous Children? The terrorist would have been killed by the first to react — if the French banker had also been a Dangerous Child.

In situations such as that, there is no time to think in a conscious and rational manner. Either you have the instinct to react, or you do not. If you have the instinct to react — and also have the training to quickly kill someone who is attacking your loved ones or other innocents — you will simply kill them, without thinking.

Most western children have been sheltered from every conceivable and inconceivable danger their entire lives. They are unable to recognise a deadly hazard, and would in fact remain in denial for the few fatal seconds in which they might have reacted effectively.

Those with military training will show better instincts, especially if they have been in recent combat. But those who develop the instincts of rapid and effective reaction against threats while in their childhood and youth will have an advantage, in the quick reaction stage.

It is easy to focus on the aspects of multiple skills and broad competencies when discussing Dangerous Children. The ability to operate planes, boats, heavy machinery, hazardous power tools, weapons, and all types of dangerous devices . . . The ability to make one’s way financially at age 18 at least 3 different ways . . . But it is the mental training of the Dangerous Child, his ability make and execute complex plans, the skill and speed with which he reacts to threats, the resourcefulness with which he can quickly move to meet dire challenge in times of adversity, that is at the heart of the Dangerous Child training method.

You cannot lay the foundations for The Next Level if you do not survive the low-life terrorists and thugs who infest the modern world, at levels high and low.

Why Dangerous Children Learn Mindfulness — On Top of Situational Awareness

As a child, my parents always taught us to consider our surroundings. I grew up in Alaska, the child of two parents who’d served in the US Army. Part of our summers involved going fishing, camping, and the occasional hunting trip. In the wilderness, we were taught to always watch, listen, and be very aware of potential danger. The threats included bears and moose or the more frequent fishing hook being cast by a sibling! When we came home from these wilderness outings, my parents didn’t stop their lessons in situational awareness. They reminded us (both myself, sister, and 2 brothers) to be aware of what neighborhoods we drove through and to look a stranger in the eye as we walked past them on the sidewalk. __ Dr. Yolanda Evans

Situational Awareness
Situational Awareness

Situational Awareness vs. Mindfulness

Situational awareness involves keeping track of where you are, who is around you, and what is happening in your surroundings. It is oriented toward the outer world, while keeping your own capabilities for reacting to environmental changes in mind.

Mindfulness involves paying attention to what is happening around you, as well as maintaining an awareness of what is happening inside your mind and body.

More schools are beginning to teach mindfulness to children:

Schools in the USA are using mindfulness practices to help students succeed. ref:http://www.mindfuleducation.org/

A randomized-controlled study done during the 2011-12 school year demonstates the social and emotional benefits that occured over a 6 week time period. Children showed an increase in attention, calmness, social compliance, and caring towards others.

Research has found that Mindfulness Training for children increases attention and social emotional awareness.

Students are able to stay more focused and pay more attention in class.
Awareness of their body, thoughts, and emotions increase.
They experience less test anxiety.
Classroom management improves because mindfulness improves impulse control and interpersonal skills.
Executive function increases, a key predictor of academic success. __ http://mindfulnessforchildren.org/research/



Below is an excerpt from a study on the teaching of mindfulness to children. Notice that besides learning a heightened awareness of one’s surrounding and oneself, the practise of mindfulness meditation is also introduced.


Mindfulness 1

Mindfulness 2

Mindfulness 3

___ http://www.gisc.org/gestaltreview/documents/teachingmindfulnesstochildren.pdf

Bubble Consciousness http://modernsurvivalblog.com/security/5-drills-for-situational-awareness/
Bubble Consciousness
http://modernsurvivalblog.com/security/5-drills-for-situational-awareness/

Both mindfulness and situational awareness should be practised regularly. Situational awareness can help keep you alive. Mindfulness can help maintain balance in body and mind.

Here are a few drills that you can do to improve your situational awareness skills.

1. Identify all the exits when you enter a building.

2. Count the number of people in a restaurant, subway or train car.

3. Note which cars take the same turns in traffic.

4. Take a look at the people around you and attempt to figure out their stories. Imagine what they do for a living, their mood, what they are focused on and what it appears they are preparing to do, based merely on observation.

5. Next time you’re in a parking lot, look for – and count – the number of cars with people sitting in them, whether you’re walking to the storefront, or coming back to your car, or even driving through. __ http://modernsurvivalblog.com/security/5-drills-for-situational-awareness/


Situational awareness is rough and ready. Mindfulness is smooth and steady. Dangerous children learn to merge one with the other, for a more complete awareness of both inner world and outer world. This makes sense, because if one does not know himself, he is unlikely to be able to choose the best action option under a very wide range of circumstances.

Panic is not helpful in dangerous situations. Both the conscious and sub-conscious minds of Dangerous Children require training from the earliest ages, to develop the type of balanced harmony of thought and instinct that are required to live the Dangerous Life.


More on situational alertness

Mindfulness training for children with ADHD

http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/09/24/teaching-kids-react-active-shooter/

Children should learn “street smarts” at a young age

What Can Peter Diamandis Teach the Dangerous Child?

Advice on Child-Raising from Peter Diamandis

Peter Diamandis To An Abundant Future
Peter Diamandis
To An Abundant Future

Physician Peter Diamandis is best known for his involvement in futuristic projects such as X Prize, Planetary Resources, and Singularity University.

He is the co-author of the books: Abundance, the Future is Better than You Think, and Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth, and Impact the World.

Diamandis is the type of wise futurist who understands that the future will be built upon today’s generations of children. If we do a poor job of raising them, the future is unlikely to be optimal.

Here are 5 critical ingredients that new generations will need, according to Diamandis:

1. PASSION: You’d be amazed at how many people don’t have a mission in life. A calling, something to jolt them out of bed every morning.

For my kids, I want to support them in finding their passion or purpose. Something uniquely theirs.

For me, it was exploring outer space. I LOVE space. Apollo and Star Trek ignited my flames. As much as my parents wanted me to become a physician, I was truly (and still am) a space cadet.

My goal for my 4-year-olds is to expose them to as many ideas as I can, and then fan the flames on whatever they want to do. (One of my closest friends loved playing video games in high school. Today he’s one of the world’s top video game designers. You can create a career from any passion!)

2. CURIOSITY: The next attribute that is critical during exponential times is curiosity. It is something that is innate in kids and yet something that most people lose over time.

In a world of Google, robots and A.I., raising a kid that is constantly asking questions and running “what if” experiments can be extremely valuable.

This is mostly because running constant experiments is fundamentally necessary on the path to success.

As Jeff Bezos said about success and innovation: “The way I think about it, if you want to invent, if you want to do any innovation, anything new, you’re going to have failures because you need to experiment. I think the amount of useful invention you do is directly proportional to the number of experiments you can run per week per month per year.”

I constantly ask my kids “what if” questions.

And if they ask, “What if…?” encourage them. Help paint the picture… And try to help them create an experiment to test that hypothetical situation.

3. IMAGINATION: Entrepreneurs and visionaries imagine the world (and the future) they want to live in, and then they create it. Kids happen to be some of the most imaginative humans around… it is critical that they know how important and liberating imagination can be.

Imagination goes hand in hand with curiosity and passion.

Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin Group, writes: “Imagination is one of humanity’s greatest qualities – without it, there would be no innovation, advancement or technology, and the world would be a very dull place.”

To my kids, the world is certainly not a dull place.

4. CRITICAL THINKING: In a world flooded with often-conflicting ideas, baseless claims, misleading headlines, negative news and misinformation, you have to think critically to find the signal in the noise.

Critical thinking is probably the hardest lesson to teach kids.

It takes time and experience, and you have to reinforce habits like investigation, curiosity, skepticism, and so on…

5. GRIT: One of my favorite phrases these days is from Ray Kurzweil: “You’ve just got to live long enough to live forever.” Though I take it quite literally, it’s also a metaphor for persisting through challenges until you succeed.

Grit is seen as “passion and perseverance in pursuit of long-term goals,” and it has recently been widely acknowledged as one of the most important predictors of and contributors to success.

… much of my success comes from not giving up. I joke that both XPRIZE and Zero-G were both “overnight successes after 10 years of hard work.”

You have to make a conscious effort to encourage your kids to keep trying, even if they mess up. ___ http://scienceofsingularity.com/2015/07/27/what-the-next-generation-needs-to-thrive-in-exponential-times/

These are good tips for raising any child. A Dangerous Child will be given the opportunity to experience life a bit more intensely than most of the children that Diamandis has in mind, but Diamandis is immersed in the future.

The present for many children and adolescents lacks the glitter and radiance that Diamandis imagines for everyone — in the future. For that reason, Dangerous Children must go beyond the pleasant dreams of Diamandis, and prepare themselves for a wide range of not-so-radiant possible experiences waiting in their futures.
Situational awareness is another crucial skill which Dangerous Children must learn early, and reinforce on a daily basis.

The future will not be “pure doom” nor will it be “pure cornucopia.” It will be a hazard-filled mix of dizzying sci-tech advances, dysgenic demographic change, a chaotic re-grouping of coalitions and allegiances, and horrifying examples of hate-fueled violence and cruelty on a large scale. Above all, it will be an epic battle between the forces of Idiocracy and those who are working to create an abundant and expansive human future.

Everything depends upon building a prepared human substrate, and supplying this group of humans with the skills, competencies, technologies, and systems of organisation that they will need to prevail over the groupthink Idiocracy of progressive decline.

Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst. It is never too late to have a Dangerous Childhood. But the earlier one begins, the better.

The above article is adapted from an earlier posting on Al Fin the Next Level

What Happens to Children Who Are Not Taught to Look After Themselves?

Awareness and Control
If a child has never learned to look out for herself, she is likely to find herself at the mercy of Muslim rape gangs, violent bullies, and all types of other predators.

In the short video clip to the left, we see a teenage girl walking through a veritable minefield, seemingly unaware of her predicament. Instead of moving away from the blow, she actually walks right into it! Then she proceeds to turn an oblivious back to further attacks! Whatever are they teaching children in schools these days? Very little that they need to know, apparently.

Dangerous Children learn to be “attack-proof.” Attack-proofing is a method of combined situational awareness and self-preservation. Here is a YouTube clip providing a few examples:



More video clips
Attack Proof Home

Attack-proofing school provides a full range of skills, including how to avoid the attack in the first place through awareness and maintaining a safe distance from attackers.

The “American Combato” system is another good system for Dangerous Children.

The main idea is to avoid and escape potential attacks. But if a Dangerous Child is caught in the middle of an attack that she cannot quickly escape, she should know how to control the situation as best she can, until an opening for escape reveals itself.

Too many modern children are like the girl in the top video clip: at the mercy of any predator who comes along.

Who is to blame? Obviously our entire politically correct culture is to blame, which denies the very real threats that are faced by young and old alike. Mainstream media, academia, governments at all levels, and popular culture are all oriented toward denying the threats which anyone with eyes can see.

A Dangerous Child is the mildest of the mild as long as allowed to go their own way. Would-be bullies, rapists, and “knock-out artists” will receive an unexpected surprise: Dangerous Children start out dangerous, and become more so the longer they live.

If you value political correctness more than your lives and the lives of your loved ones, simply accept things as they are. Otherwise, consider going Dangerous.

It is never too late to have a Dangerous Childhood. But the sooner you begin, the better for everyone.

Making Your Sons and Daughters Strong and Independent

No one wants their daughters to be victims of gang rape / beating, or their sons to be bullied and beaten by thugs of any culture. No one wishes a lifetime of drug addiction or cult conformity for their children. Unfortunately, children and teens in Europe and the Anglosphere are at higher risk of abuse by gangs, cults, and extremists — because the internal habits that allow children and youth to reject harmful conformity and victimisation, were never cultivated.

Just how do you keep your sons from converting to fanatical Islam and marching off to be a suicide bomber? How do you prevent your daughters from becoming sex slaves to muslim predators or other rape gangs? Even more relevant, how do you make sure your children grow strong and independent, without sliding into a meaningless life filled with nothing more than empty diversions? More on the superfluous life.

Children do not fall into destructive patterns of belief, behaviour, and co-dependency unless they have never been given the means to construct their own strong internal frame of personal character and independent choice. Good habits of thinking and acting will tend to last a lifetime, once they are instilled and properly reinforced — particularly if the child becomes a youth with a wide range of competent skills and occupational choices.

Below is a list of useful habitual behaviours which will stand a child in good stead as he grows older:
Habits of Mind

http://www.chsvt.org/wdp/Habits_of_Mind.pdf%5B/caption%5D
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Good habits cannot be forced from outside. They must be learned by the child at the proper time, when his nervous system has developed far enough to learn the particular beneficial habit.

Remember: The teacher does not teach. Instead, the learner learns. If the learner’s mind is not structured and ready to learn the concept for the day, it will not matter how well the teacher has prepared his lesson.

The learning mind must be “empowered” from the earliest age, and continuously reinforced — until it is the child himself who is doing the reinforcing. This self-reinforcement occurs at different ages for different children — even under the most ideal conditions. Young Mozart, for example, required much less external reinforcement to achieve a given level of mastery than did young Salieri.
__ Original Al Fin blog

If a child’s mind has learned to work along positive and productive pathways — in his natural way and in the form of play, at least in the beginning — his mind is resistant to obviously destructive outside suggestions.

In other words, don’t allow your child to grow up with a gaping void between his ears. Help him to grow a strong, functional, goal-seeking mind — a mind that is truly his own. And give him a range and depth of skills and competence that allow him to move boldly confidently through the obstacle courses and minefields of dysfunctional modern societies.

The Dangerous Child curriculum begins at birth and never fully completes. While Dangerous Children are expected to master at least three different ways of supporting themselves financially by the age of 18, a Dangerous Child never stops learning new skills.

Dangerous Child: Basic Self-Defence

When is the best time to begin training a child to defend himself and his loved ones? Before he is born. But for now we will focus on when and how children should be trained to be ready for combat, when the real world crashes through their bubble of protection.

Here are a few viewpoints on the question of combat training for children:

How early is too early? My answer is, if they can walk, they’re ready. My 2 year old loves tumbling and climbing games. If I’m dancing to some music, he’ll come and join me. If he can squeeze his way in, he’ll help push the wheel barrow every time. When we go for walks, he likes to walk the tops of the paving stones that line sidewalks in some yards. By encouraging these he’s learning a lot about balance and how to control movement. Fitness and combat training are habits, just like work ethic and decency, your kids will follow how you lead. …

Training with children should be focused on the basics. General flexibility, stamina, healthy habits, and proper form for things like body weight exercises, and self defense. …

I’ll recommend you wait until the child in question is responsible enough for a weapon, be it knife or gun or bow. Then introduce them to the weapon under supervision to ensure they know how to safely carry and deploy it. My dad is a hunter, so we always knew the basic rules of gun safety, he would even bring us with him if he was headed out to shoot some clays. _Calamity Jane

Jane brings up an interesting point: Each child is different, and will reveal his readiness for more advanced weapons training in his own time. It is the parent’s and trainer’s responsibility to pay attention to what the child reveals.

The kids in Krav Maga classes learn about two-handed chokeholds, going for the eyes and how to cause the most damage with a hit to the face. Why do elementary school kids need these skills?

To use on strangers of course. The dangerous kind, that might pop out from behind any given shrubbery and attack you.

Teachers stress that the kids should never use these skills unless they are being attacked by a stranger. _Babble

Krav Maga is a pared-down method of martial arts/ personal combat similar to “attack-proofing,” which is similar to the Bradley Steiner system. Take martial arts, remove the ceremony, and keep only what is effective on the street.

The media never tires of telling us that our children are at risk. But the very thought of teaching our children to be dangerous enough to both avoid threats and to deal with unanticipated threats, gives mainstream intellectuals a horrific case of the heebie jeebies.

Modern children are typically pampered and sheltered from most of the harsher realities of life. This is a relatively good thing for infants, toddlers, and most kindergartners. But as a child grows older and more independent, he will spend more and more of his time outside of direct adult supervision. If he does not learn to develop situational awareness and how to protect himself as he gets older, he becomes a sitting duck for bullies, predators, spontaneous flash bashes, and accidentally stumbling into other bad situations.

Besides Krav Maga, what are some of the best martial arts to teach young children?  In our opinion, Aikido, Judo, Jiu Jitsu, wrestling, and fencing. Here are a few ideas for teaching martial arts to children:

Aikido:

I think if I were to teach a class of kids aikido, here’s some of what I’d do to avoid chokes, joint locks, and etc…Mobility games
Ukemi – lots and lots of ukemi [ed: the art of falling safely and smoothly]
Walking kata
Evasion drills with partners
Brush-off and escape
Wrist releases

Cool ki tricks (mind games, concentration, etc…)
Talk about how to deal with interpersonal conflict
Situational self defense

So, there’s still a lot of aikido and pre-aikido that we could do. Much of the pre-aikido stuff is identical to the pre-judo stuff we do in kiddie judo. _Aikido for kids

Judo:

For a while, young kids should play a games-based judo approach. Fun preparations that build strength and coordination and familiarity with judo. But then at some point they have to move to “real judo.” I’m not talking about adult judo – we start kids in regular adult classes at about age 13, depending on their physical size and maturity. I’m talking about an intermediate level between games-based judo and actual judo technique.

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One indicator that they are ready to step it up a level from games to real judo, is that they understand and can abide by the gentleman’s agreement at the heart of judo. I’ve mentioned this Judo gentleman’s rule before.

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The most central rule to judo practice is that if I am going to allow you to use my body to learn to throw hard and fast then you must save me at the end. You can throw with force, but you must support me and help me get into the proper landing position.
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Without people abiding by this rule, judo falls apart and cannot be practiced. When kids are progressively demonstrating that they can take better and better care of their ukes, they can be taught progressively more vigorous judo. _Judo for kids

Jiu Jitsu:

After teaching my own children and many others basic self-defense, I realized that children should first concentrate on a safe foundation system of self-defense based solely on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Only given solid aptitude of this system, at an intermediate level, would I then teach the striking techniques of Thai Boxing. The rationale for this is manifold:

Only a more advanced student will learn techniques that are inherently more dangerous (striking). This way, I will assure that only children who are mature enough to understand the safety issues will learn the technique.
In a fight, position is more important than pure striking ability. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gives a greater ability to control the position of your opponent than Thai Boxing. So, I want the student to know how to control their opponent long before they learn how to punch, elbow, or kick them. With positional control, punching and kicking can happen with relative leisure!
Beginners may get confused if they have too many techniques to focus on. After they have the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu “wired in,” they won’t get their mind as cluttered with dramatically different techniques of Thai Boxing.

Core Concepts

Safety first.
Understand the difference between causing pain and causing harm. Never attempt to harm a fellow student.
Avoid physical conflict.
Work out conflict with words. If you can escape a situation without physical harm to you or a family member, don’t fight.
Words are never a reason to fight. Children are rewarded for avoiding fights.
Because of legal and school disciplinary issues involved in fights, the children are taught that in a situation where a fight is unavoidable, the words spoken and attempts made to dispel and avoid the situation beforehand can make a great difference.
Challenge the student to work hard.
The only true rewards in life come from hard work, dedication, and consistent practice.
Fitness through aerobic conditioning
Self defense in realistic situations
Have fun, but be serious enough to make solid progress every class!
Share techniques and learning with fellow students only.
It is important that they understand that this is a fighting system that should not be casually shared or demonstrated anywhere but in class with the instructor, unless self-defense calls for it. In other words, it would be very bad if they demonstrated a choke on a friend at the playground or kicked the family dog!
Don’t advertise yourself as a martial arts expert! Many children take a few classes and think they are Bruce Lee reincarnated. A bigger bully will go out of his way to pick a fight with someone like this. Sun Tsu said, “All warfare is based on deception.” Don’t let them know what you know. More importantly, as a beginner, you don’t know much, so don’t pretend to know more than you do! _Jiu Jitsu for kids

Wrestling:

Find a TeamDepending on your child’s age, there are several different options for the types of teams you want to sign him up with. The most popular choice for parents with children under the age of 10 is to start them in a freestyle/Greco-Roman wrestling club. These clubs typically practice folkstyle, the same style of wrestling contested in high schools and colleges across the United States.

Wrestling clubs are typically not affiliated with any specific school or organization. Rather, they are private organizations geared towards teaching children the sport of wrestling. However, many clubs may practice at a school and have the same coaching staff as a school’s regular team — but the club will not be related to the school in any other way.

Essentially, you want to look for a team that focuses on fitness and technical development, rather than competition. This is especially important for younger wrestlers. For more information on what to look for when choosing a wrestling club, check out iSport’s guide, _Wrestling for kids

Wrestling has traditionally been a male sport, but it is becoming more popular among females. It can be extremely strenuous, so children should have good health and fitness levels before beginning training. Most of all, choose a coach who is skilled, patient, a good teacher, and emotionally mature.

Martial arts training for children can be useful for many reasons, but the training needs to be age appropriate, and geared to the individual child’s needs and maturity level. Basic training to develop respect for instructors and classmates as well as disciplined habits of practise, should precede more difficult and complex skills training. Early training should focus on fitness, mobility, escape, releases, balance, situational awareness and response, and the mental aspects of physical training and confrontation.

Fencing for Children:

Dominion Fencing (my club) has experimented with programs for very young children…. We found that what worked best was a program of running, jumping, “gross motor skills” games, and playing games with foam swords. In short, we were charging parents to do what any kid is going to do on a playground when left to their own devices. I would be surprised if any club accepting children below the age of 8 is doing anything much different than we were.

To actually learn fencing as a sport takes a considerable amount of motor coordination, higher level reasoning functions, and the ability to understand some complex rules (rules many adults don’t ever understand) — which is why every expert in the field usually recommends taking up fencing between the ages of 8 and 10. _Fencing.net (forum)

Fencers learn good sportsmanship, self-discipline, gain quick reflexes and how to compete independently. They gain a sense of accomplishment when winning and learn to profit from their defeats. They learn to make complex decisions, analyze problems, and think fast on their feet. These ideals help children reach their potential in many areas other than fencing.

• They are active and doing something, not being
passive receptacles for programming beamed out from
the TV.

• Fencing helps children get fit – you can’t “sword fight”
without a good bit of movement!

• Educators are discovering that fencing can enhance
mathematical performance.

• Fencing helps children learn to pay attention and to
develop their decision-making abilities.

• Fencing helps people with ADD and ADHD to focus.

• Because fencing is an individual sport, the fencer is
solely responsible for their success or failure, which
becomes a great lesson in responsibility. _Swordsmen101

Martial arts skills should be introduced in a graded fashion, as appropriate for the child’s age, level of physical and emotional maturity, and the ability of the child to progress and integrate new skills into the total skills set.

Most training in strikes, kicks, weapons, choke holds, joint locks, etc. should be withheld until the child is mature enough to learn and practise them with proper restraint and respect for classmates and instructors. This should usually only occur after significant time (years) in training, under close observation, and only with other students who are prepared for such training.

Every dangerous child should be able to sense potentially dangerous situations and avoid them when possible. But he should also be physically and mentally prepared to deal with situations which occur outside of his ability to predict or prevent.

Dangerous children are by definition not helpless. This should be true physically, mentally, emotionally, and in virtually every aspect of his life.

So ideally, martial arts training will be just one aspect of a dangerous child‘s training in not being helpless. This is a different attitude toward child raising than one typically finds, but it is necessary.

All aspects of childhood learning begin with play. Learning to fight is no exception. Begin early, with play fighting and wrestling on soft surfaces. Older children who are emotionally mature and competent in basic fighting skills make excellent instructors for children just learning the more disciplined forms of mock combat.

For grownups who want to learn situational awareness and various combat skills, consider beginning with “attack-proofing,” and branching out from there.

Life is dangerous. So should you be. It is never too late to have a dangerous childhood.

 

Adapted from earlier material published on other Al Fin blogs