Inspired by Iain Abernethy, who wrote a post, "Thoughts on Headbutting"
It led me into researching the validity of whether headbutting is actually perceived by laymen as being as violent of an act as punching, kicking and other techniques.
In Episode 108 :
Connecting a Child Recovery Expert with the Head of Refugee Community
Kai Morgan Continuing to Make an Impact
Acts of Violence : Research from the Biology and Expermental Psychology Dept.
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Episode 109 : Introducing the Pilot Research study, Ranking Violent Acts, and the Hypothesis for the full blown study, covering multiple continents.
Episode 110 : Using the Results
Listen to the results of the study.
Real Stories of where the headbutt was pivotal
Recommendations and concerns how to practice
Risks if you don't practice.
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