I don't know if Bruce Siddle has been spoken of here before:
In a nutshell. Bruce Siddle wrote a book called "Sharpening the Warriors Edge" a number of years back. The core of which focused on heart rate and the loss of motor function.
This book and author were picked up by Ltc David Grossman who you all know and this heart rate chart was propogated throughout mil/le circles as proven science.
Some folks didn't bite. Hock Hochheim posted the following.
Go to the bottom...August 1st post.
To summarize...the argument is that heart rate is simply a result...not a cause. A 160 BPM from sprinting will not result in the same physiological results as a 160 BPM from getting shot at. Its the fear/adrenalin/endocrine that causes tunnel vision, shaking hands, etc. AND an increased heart rate. Its not the HR that causes them.
Of particular interest (for this forum) from Hocks post is:
Siddle is the guy behind the Pressure Point Control Tactics (PPCT) System that was so popular in LE circles for a while.Quote:
The professional look of the chart and its matter-of-fact presentation suggests some very serious, study work has been done. But by whom? The actual source is somewhat elusive these days. The source is usually just regurgitated as “Bruce Siddle's work on,” or the “work of Bruce Siddle,” over and over again, as through Siddle himself was a renown heart surgeon or maybe a Distinguished Fellow, doctor at Houston's Debakey Heart Center. Does anyone ask, just who this Siddle really is? Actually, Siddle has not graduated a college and has no psychology or medical degree or experience. He is essentially a self-proclaimed, martial arts grandmaster of his own style " Fist of Dharma," from a small, Illinois town. He had an idea at a very ripe time decades ago, to teach very non-violent, police courses. Many police administrations loved the programs because of the pressure-point approach. Many, many officers, including myself, did not like the program.
Its interesting how a self-proclaimed grandmaster can found a widely LE accepted DT system, leverage a mistaken idea into noteriety, and even get ownership of a handgun manufacturing outfit (with Grossman once again).
Goes to show the power of "getting an in" with LE and MIL circles.
...does anyone know anything about the martial arts background of this guy?