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Break away training techniques


I've come across the term 'break away training' techniques. I have never come across it before and was wondering if anybody could shed any light on the subject?
Jonathan Roberts

3 Responses

  1. I think it’s training in break away techniques
    Hi Jonathan

    Training in break away techniques is offered to staff in vulnerable situations who may need to “break away” from a threatening situation in a way that does not inflame the aggressor. For example, I came across the term first in the NHS when A&E Receptionists were trained in how to stay safe and how to get to a safe place if someone became abusive/aggressive in the reception area. I think people like Social Workers, people working in public transport etc have this kind of training. It focusses on getting away, not on fighting back which can, of course, lead to prosecution of the original “victim”.

    Does this fit in with the context of what you came across? I’d be interested to know.

    All the best

    Jenny James

  2. Break-away training techniques
    I agree with Jennifer’s definition/description. The only context that I have come across for this term is in relation to training associated with dealing with abusive and/or potentially or potentially violent situations.

    As with Jennifer’s experience I have seen it most often used wtih those working in the field of social work and also with some schools where they have a high number of children at risk.

    In what context did you encounter the term? That may assist in determining if our interpretation is accurate to your situation.


  3. Breakaway Techniques

    Willie Moore has written a great little book called, Disengagement, Breakaway and Self-Defence whic is great. Must add, the legal implications are a lot harder to cover.



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