This new system of VSD will allow me to supplement in greater details my view on self defense and its implications when using communications to avoidance and deescalation. I am of course a novice, a white belt. It reminds me so of my early days as a karate-ka - you know, a bit awkward but hungry to learn and practice.
I look forward to growing in this new martial system and thank two persons for it was their input, via books, that inspired me to take this on with a fevor and the kind of diligence I have in karate.
Thanks to Rory Miller and his book Facing Violence where I was introduced to an expert author on this system, Dr. Suzette Elgin, Ph.D., in the GAVSD.
Odayakana geijutsu kōtō de no jiko bōei
gentle art verbal self defense