Research has shown that if you are taught a complicated system constructed from a wide range of skills involving lots of complete techniques, then a system of failure is being built into your restraint programme.
Ockham’s Razor is attributed to the 14th century English logician and Franciscan Friar, Williams Ockham.
He figured out 600 years ago the need to keep things simple.
Have you been on a training course where the techniques and skills taught were difficult to learn, difficult to remember and difficult to use?
Can you remember the techniques, or have you forgotten around 50% of what you were taught?
If you have ever been taught like this, then you have experienced something that has failure built in.
Hicks Law (other research) states the more response options you have, then the slower your reaction time will be, which can lead to an increased margin of error!
This type of training system is out of date!
You should be taught techniques that are easy to learn, easy to remember and easy to use.
Instead of teaching lots of techniques, we teach a principles-based approach to learning which limits the number of techniques required to a minimum.