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Self-Defense Tip #94 — Six Myths of Police Training vs. Rational Training Know-How

I thought you might find interesting my recent article on skill training, because it quotes extensively from Hock Hochheim’s post “6 myths of police training that inhibit effective learning,” which, in turn, is based on Robert Bragg Jr.’s presentation on skill instruction at the latest conference of the International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association. Robert Bragg Jr. is the manager of fitness, force, and firearms training for the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission’s academy. In his presentation he criticizes myths he says undermine police officers’ ability to grasp and retain combat skills. Read about each myth and about rational training and post your comments at You are welcome to also post your comment here, at the end of this self-defense tip.

Self-defense tip from Thomas Kurz, co-author of Basic Instincts of Self-Defense and author of Science of Sports Training, Stretching Scientifically, and Flexibility Express.

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