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John Hearne – Who Wins, Who Loses and Why – Lecture
April 24 @ 08:00 - 17:00$175
Who Wins, Who Loses, and Why: Understanding Human Performance When Death is on the
This course is a broad survey of the most current research into human performance during
interpersonal conflict. A strong emphasis is placed on understanding how the human mind
works in order to optimize performance and increase one’s chance of dominating a violent
encounter. Significant time is sent correcting previously offered, outdated information on
human performance. Methods of optimizing training are addressed as well.
COURSE OUTLINE BY MAJOR TOPIC:
• Origins of the Human Animal and Implications
• How the Human Brain Functions
• Emotional Control in High Stress Environments
• Common Misconceptions Addressed
o Heart Rate as Destiny
o Task Complexity Relevancy
o Myth: Natural Responses Are Better
o Startle Reflex Realities
o The Innate Hesitation to Kill?
o Front Sight Focus – Is It Possible
o Hick’s Law Debunked
o The Truth About Fine and Gross Motor Skills
o Why Recency Matters Most
• Not Getting Shot by First Responders
• Search for the Perfect Combative Substitute
• Other Relevant Research
o Value of Physical Fitness
o Trigger Realities and Negligent Discharges
o Understanding Eye Dominance
• Relevant Standards
• Best Ways to Practice & Train
Students will be provided a binder with course relevant materials at class and facility fees are included in the cost of the course.