In order to provide an effective form of self-defense, we first had to understand the methods of predators, who they are, how they manipulate, groom, lure, coerce, assault, and or abduct.
After extensive research including the interviews, IDTS found concrete evidence that predators use specific methods to gain access to their victims based on motive. They also used specific control points and carry methods to assault and or abduct their victim; even more interesting is the fact that their methods did not vary, the methods were the same across the board.
The predator interviews also disclosed that rapist and abductors were waiting for a woman or child to use a technique used in traditional self-defense, stating that they knew the techniques that would be used against them, including the eye gauge, foot stomp, groin kick etc... and that they knew how to control the victims who were using these techniques, rendering those who used traditional self-defense, basic rape defense techniques mostly unable to effectively defend themselves in a brutal and chaotic attack.
Interviews of convicted rapist found that lack of resistance from the victim became consent in the mind of the rapist and the lack of self-defense from the victim encouraged the rapist. The interviews also revealed consistently that resistance to sexual assault is much more effective than passive response, such as crying and pleading which may even encourage the attacker as they feel empowered. Sex is NOT the main motive for rape. It is, the way for a rapist to release anger and power.
Our Prevention Education & Anti-Assault Training Systems is what set us apart from other self-defense companies. Our systems have been developed based on the specific information gathered during our interviews and case studies of predatory methods.
Our Prevention Education "Inside the Mind of a Predator” series is a high impact training that provides solutions for two major issues; the lack of in-depth education into the mindset and methods of sexual predators, and identifying their manipulation, luring, and coercion tactics.
Our Anti-Assault Training is a non-traditional full contact system that has been formulated with specific core techniques that have been tested and proven effective to break the abduction & assault methods of predators and stops the predator from completing the attack and or removing the victim to a secondary location.
Each system is broken into phases ensure proper understanding and implementation of the techniques, and are taught in real life assault & abduction scenarios that break the assault & abduction patterns of the predator allowing the victim to defend themselves in a brutal assault.
IDTS is the only company in the world who teaches women and children to defend themselves based on predatory methods and is the most effective self-defense system in the world.
Proof of Concept
In 1984 Grayson & Stein conducted a now-famous study on the non-verbal cues that predatory individuals look for or pick up on. They set up a video camera on a busy New York street and set the camera rolling, simply filming people walking by (they did this for three days, between the hours of 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM) - everyone was filmed walking in the same direction and from the same distance. They then took the footage and played it to various incarcerated criminals (12 in total) who were serving sentences for assaults against people unknown to them (strangers). They were then asked to identify and classify who in the tapes they would class as "potentially easy victims", through to those who didn't appear to be victims at all, etc.
• The tapes were then studied using Labananalysis (this is a system that codes/studies body movements according to 21 movement types that reflect physical athleticism and coordination, as well as emotional states e.g. when we are depressed and unhappy, we move in a certain way). Two analysts studied the tapes and were in 90% agreement about the conclusions they made about the people in the tapes’ movement types.
Your Body Language
• It was found that victims, as compared to non-victims, had either a relatively short or long stride length compared to that which their body height would suggest.
• When they walked, their body weight would tend to shift either from side-to-side or up and down - rather than in a fluid forward motion - and their arms would move in an uncoordinated fashion.
• Added to this, their feet would tend to lift vertically, rather than swing with the legs. Basically, their movement lacked "wholeness", which was something that non-victims demonstrated.
These movement patterns of the potential victims can be seen as "gestural hints", that suggest a level of vulnerability which criminals can subconsciously identify e.g. somebody whose eyeline is pointed to the ground is likely to be sad or depressed, and when in such an emotional state, less likely to fight back and defend themselves - if you don't feel good about yourself and don't value yourself, you will be unlikely to fight and defend yourself.
SYNCHRONIZATION OF MOVEMENT & PRE-CONTACT CUES
• Pre-Violence Indicators are those signals that a predator and/or assailant demonstrates and has to perform before they can assault a target. One, Pre-Violence Indicator (PVC) that is common to all assaults synchronization of movement.
• For somebody to assault you, they must tie their movement to yours - either by waiting for you, directly approaching you, following you, or intercepting you (at an
• If you can identify when a person synchronizes their movement to yours, and understand ways to prevent someone from doing this, you will be able to avoid a potential verbal and/or physical confrontation.
College Rape Culture Case Study
More than 150,000 students at 27 universities participated in the AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct, of the students, participated in the survey, including 92,306 undergraduate students and 57,776 graduate and professional students.
Participating AAU universities were:
• Brown University
• California Institute of Technology
• Case Western Reserve University
• Columbia University
• Cornell University
• Harvard University
• Iowa State University
• Michigan State University
• Ohio State University
• Purdue University
• Texas A&M University
• The University of Arizona
• University of Florida
• University of Michigan
• University of Minnesota
• Twin Cities
• University of Missouri Columbia
• The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
• University of Oregon
• University of Pennsylvania
• University of Pittsburgh
• University of Southern California
• The University of Texas at Austin
• University of Virginia
• University of Wisconsin-Madison
• Washington University in St. Louis
• Yale University.
• The non-AAU institution was Dartmouth College
Case Study Statistics
• 1 n 4 college women have either been raped or suffered attempted rape
• 84% of the women who are raped knew their assailants.
• 57% of the rapes occurred on a date.
• Women, ages 16-24, have four times higher risk of being raped than any other population group.
• 1 in 12 male students surveyed had committed acts that met the legal definition of rape.
• 16% of male students who had committed rape took part in episodes with more than one attacker's gang rape.
• 75% of male students and 55 percent of female students involved in date rape had been drunk or using drugs.
• 33% of males surveyed said that they would commit rape if they could escape detection.
• 25% of men surveyed believed that rape was acceptable if the woman asks the man out, the man pays for the date or the woman goes back to the man's room after the date.
• 37% of all rape campus cases go to court, only 18% of the offenders are convicted in court.
• 15 out of 16 rapists walk free.