|Kane and Wilder's book. I'm reading this now|
Anyway, what happened was two girls, seemingly out of nowhere in my class, burst into the hallway and started getting into a screaming match which was apparently going to erupt into a violent situation. Being the teacher, I quickly got between the students and was holding back the aggressor. What is interesting, from a martial arts point of view, was both my and her response. I was holding her back with a single arm across her upper chest, like across her collar bones. Every time she would advance, I would put pressure to one side, which would twist her slightly, and she couldn't walk the way she wanted to go. I didn't even realize I was doing it until I thought about it later. Since I wasn't the focus of the violence, I was also able to remain completely calm and control her this way. I never once raised my voice or used any real amount of force. The situation ended because it attracted the attention of about 3 other teachers and the campus police officer who took the girl away.
|Adrenaline or Norepinephrine|
I just wanted to share my experience and talk about how my martial arts training was applied to a "real-life" situation. I know the violence wasn't directed at me, but I think it counts. I was able to control a violent situation, and I remained calm and in control. Anyone have similar stories?