What does FASST stand for?

  • Focus
    The Mindset; concentrated effort; decisions made in advance; the ability to utilize fear and decide without distraction or hesitation on a course of action: (i.e. centered to the point of being unwavering in the face of overwhelming odds, death, etc.).
  • Action
    Voluntary or intended behavior as opposed to forced behavior/being Proactive vs. Reactive. Those definable observable acts that demonstrate ones commitment: (i.e. physically engaging in conflict not out of panic but wisdom).
  • Skill
    Individual characteristics gained through experience and training. the physical capabilities one possess: e.g. explosive speed, endurance, trauma conditioning, timing, range, reflexive and instinctive reaction as well as proactive/offensive limitations, etc.
  • Strategy
    Long term aims: the ability to develop, create, adapt, perceive; to devise a plan of action to achieve a goal/result.
  • Tactics
    “The toolbox” – the methodology of finding and implementing the means to achieve particular immediate short-term aims. (The science of organizing and maneuvering – in battle, to achieve a limited and immediate aim i.e. using the set maneuvers for defending oneself from a slashing knife or a front thrust kick).
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