Stand Against Violence - Street Safety for Young Adults.
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Stand Against Violence - Street Safety for Young Adults.

Make young adults aware of the risks and consequences of street violence. 50% of all course profits donated to charity
4.1 (26 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,471 students enrolled
Created by Peter Urey
Last updated 6/2015
Price: Free
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 3 mins on-demand audio
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Provide you with the research evidence to inform your kids about the best way to avoid injury from street violence.
  • Protects the head and centre line of the body using the hard bony areas of the lower arm.
  • Appreciate the true level of knife crime and the difficulty for the average person to defend against it.
  • Gain release from a strangle hold.
  • Identify your level of self-esteem and determine where you need to improve.
  • Use affirmations and positive self talk to build self esteem.
  • Use on-line resources to identify crime hotspots.
  • Talk with experienced people about the warning signs that people who have had a drink are about to become aggressive.
  • Utilise local resources able to inform the discussion about the influence of alcohol.
  • Feel safe on the streets knowing that 85% of the risk of injury can be significantly reduced.
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  • Willingness to engage as a family in a rational debate about self protection, self esteem and alcohol awareness.
  • Be ready to test your level of self-esteem which can feel intimidating.
  • Visit your local Police Force website or talk to Officers about Local Crime Hotspots.
  • Reflect on your experience to date seeing people who have had a drink change in their personality.
  • Talk to other parents about their experiences and set up a group discussion about alcohol, play the Skyscraper and Knife Games.
  • Bring a Tee Shirt and Marker Pen for the Knife Game

Half the proceeds of course sales are donated to the Charity Stand Against Violence.

Teachers, Parents, Teens and Young Adults need to know the facts about street violence. Ideal for PSHE lessons.

Contains graphic images of a violent attack.

The media focus on knives and guns but the research proves that:

85% of injuries come from punches, kicks and head-butts.
50% of incidents occur within 50 metres of licensed premises.
Victims are selected on weakness in their body language.

In this course you will learn how to:

- protect against head injury
- project a confident profile on the street
- talk about how alcohol changes some people

We back up all our material with research from experts including the University of Wales, Harvard Medical School, the Mayo Clinic, the Sorensen Self-Esteem Test and the self defence skills of a leading martial artist.

We also take a look at dealing with knives and assault on females (which usually takes place at home and by friends) but these skills do require expert assistance.

This course will give you peace of mind knowing you did your best to keep informed and safe. The course summary is FREE to view.

Who is the target audience?
  • Proactive families who want peace of mind by understanding the dynamics of keeping safe in the modern world.
  • Teenagers who are venturing out into pubs and clubs for the first time and having their first experience of alcohol.
  • Young adults who have become more aware of the dangers on the street from people who might have a tendency to become aggressive.
  • Schools and Employers keen to ensure that pupils and employees do not get harmed.
  • Local authorities and Police Forces seeking a way to engage Teens and Young Adults with the basics of Street Safety.
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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
2 Lectures 02:26
Introduction from Adam Fouracre - Founder of Stand Against Violence

Course Overview
Credentials and Research
3 Lectures 05:17

You will be introduced to:
1. My credentials to teach self defence.
2. The background research on where, when and how injury occurs.
3. The A Frame Technique for head protection.
4. Avoiding trouble by researching the hotspots.
5. The role of alcohol.
6. Touching on female defence and knives.

7. Use the Udemy feedback tools to contact us if you would like this material to be presented to your pupils, family or workforce.

Introduction - What you will learn

1. Cardiff University Dental School's data on actual assaults seen in A&E units.
2. Comparison with data reported to the Police. Significant under-reporting.
3. 85% of injuries are from punches, head butts and kicks.
4. Worst injuries are from being kicked on the ground.
5. Times and places where violence occurs.

Cold Hard Facts (16 to 24 years)

1. 10 to 15 year old kids suffer most attacks near home school or on public transport.
2. The attacker is likely to be known to the victim.
3. Midweek and daytime are the peak periods.
4. Overwhelmingly the risk is of facial injury.
5. Weapons are used in only 7% of cases.

Cold Hard Facts (10 to 15 years)
The A Frame Technique
5 Lectures 13:13

1. The parts of the body which are most at risk.
2. Face, eyes, nose, jaw, teeth take 85% of the damage.
3. The primitive ritual gesturing that precedes an attack.
4. Spotting how people start to turn nasty.
5. Head butts and wild hay-maker punches are the initial danger.

Protecting the Centre Line where injuries occur

1. Raise open palms to indicate that you do not wish to be aggressive.
2. Diffuse with calm words and calm body language.
3. Feel safe behind the protective shield of the stance.
4. Turn the centre line and groin away from the aggressor.
5. Be ready to use the turn in your centre line to step into a safe zone to the side.

Passive Defensive Stance

1. Initially use the Passive Defensive Stance to diffuse any aggression which is building.
2. Seek to exit to the sides and away from direct conflict without showing weakness.
3. Raise the arms in front of the face and head from the defensive position to neutralise a head-butt or punch.

The A Frame in action

1. Really serious injury occurs if you are kicked on the ground.
2. Adopt the A Frame across the head to protect the skull and soft tissue.
3. Curl into a ball so that the elbows and shins which are hard and have few nerve endings keep you safe.

Safety if taken to ground

1. Drop the arms down quickly from the passive defensive position to create a block to stop a kick or knee.
2. Alternatively, rapidly lower the hard elbow into a rising knee to stop it.
3. Collapse the arms from the passive defensive position onto the wrist of a person who has grabbed you.

Advanced uses against knees, kicks and grabs
Knife attacks, groin kicks and strangling
4 Lectures 09:02

1. The media sensationalise knife crime.
2. In perspective it is in low single percentages of the overall risk.
3. Knife attacks are tough for an untrained person to resist.
4. Knives tend to be used in very specific and known postcodes which can be avoided.
5. Simulate defence against a knife with a marker pen to get the point across in a graphic way.

Knife crime in perspective and the best approach

1. Warning about the risks of dealing with knives.
2. Three step process which must be executed in order.
3. Step towards the attacker and deliver a strike with the bony forearm above their wrist.
4. Grab the wrist and push the bones of the hand towards the attackers own forearm.
5. Deliver a devastating blow to disable the assailant.

Defence against knives - observations - sound only.

1. Kicks to the groin, which many women favour, trigger a recoil reflex in men and can be risky to execute.
2. Males can mistake self defence for martial arts - we are not advocating that people fight.
3. In fact it takes a long time before even a trained fighter is able to strike with any genuine menace.
4. Avoidance without losing face is overwhelmingly the safest option.

Why kicks to the groin don't work and lads think they are Bruce Lee?

1. Women ask about defence against strangulation.
2. It can be difficult to execute without practice.
3. Rock head back sharply into the attackers face.
4. Elbow the ribs.
5. Consult Kevin Pell's work on Ju Jitsu but get professional advice.
6. Women generally suffer assaults at home and by people they know well.

Defence against strangle holds - a popular request from females.
Confidence and Body Language
4 Lectures 27:26

1. Research suggests that assailants select their victims based on clues from their body language.
2. Non-verbal cues are given off by the way a person walks, holds themselves and makes eye contact.
3. Learning to project a confident demeanour will reduce the level of risk.

Research into victim selection

1. The cues which mark out a victim stem from low levels of self-esteem.
2. It's impossible to tell somebody to have more confidence.
3. Esteem is a function of the dialogue we have with ourselves about the world we live in.
4. The inner dialogue can be improved using the power of repeated visualisation.
5. The Skyscraper Exercise helps demonstrate how inner self perceptions can be changed.
6. Learn to pay attention to what you say when you talk to yourself.

Self-Esteem and Positive Self Talk

1. Take a simple test to gauge your own level of self-esteem.
2. Discover what psychologists regard as key indicators.
3. Do you or others in the family display these behaviours?

Sorensen Self-Esteem Test

1. Try the Sorensen Test as a family and look for patterns of repeating behaviour.
2. Low Self Esteem is often a family issue.
3. The Mayo Clinic offer advice on building self-esteem.
4. Identify triggers which affect your emotions.
5. Reflect on the way you interpret the triggers in your self talk.
6. Check that you are not engaged in faulty thinking.
7. Evolve less punishing ways of processing your inner dialogue.
8. When you talk to yourself make sure you say the right things.

The Mayo Clinic on building Self Esteem
The Role of Alcohol
1 Lecture 04:49

1. 50% of violent crime involves alcohol.
2. Harvard Medical School give good advice on talking to kids about alcohol.
3. Start early.
4. Don't judge or preach - listen and engage.
5. Point out -some people change when they drink and they can become nasty but that doesn't make them bad.
6. We don't know why alcohol changes people.
7. Teach the warning signs that a person is becoming affected by drink.
8. Identify the local hotspots.

Understanding how alcohol changes behaviour
Lloyd's Story (contains strong images)
1 Lecture 09:28

This video is based on real events and contains very graphic imagery.

It describes the murder of a young man called Lloyd Fouracre.

By showing it to young people the hope is the they will appreciate how far reaching the effects of violence can be and to examine their own emotions and learn how to control them.

It also demonstrates how street violence begins and escalates rapidly such that the consequences can not be predicted.

50% of the profits from this course are donated to the charity Stand Against Violence, founded by Adam Fouracre, Lloyd's brother.

You can help by forwarding this course to Schools, Colleges and Community groups with an interest in keeping young people safe when they step out onto the streets.

The story of Lloyd Fouracre's brutal murder and the impact on others
Course summary - what you have learned
1 Lecture 02:54
About the Instructor
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