Command Presence

Command Presence (shosotsu no heiho)

Shosotsu is command presence. A police officer yells ““everyone against the wall””, everyone obeys. There are no threats of options to do this or that. This heiho reduces the possibility that the group or individual will not listen. This strategy is based on the fact that most people were trained as children to respect authority or at least to fear it. Know that this is also the strategy a bully might use; do not be seduced by the use of this heiho.

This heiho can be quite effective if used appropriately. A person raises up a fist to strike and you command, “Stop that.” This startles the would-be attacker. In multiple attacker situations, it can mean carrying yourself tall and walking with firm steps as you walk straight toward the leader of the group.