I am Amir, a cognitive psychologist (MSc) and self-defense instructor at Instinctive Systems. I developed a passion for self-defense and conflict management during my time at the University of Leiden.
During this time I conducted research to investigate how well police officers performed while under stress, and I also became a member of the International Police Defensive Tactics Association. Since that time I have taught self-defense for many years, to both ordinary citizens and to specialists such as bouncers, caregivers and officers.
Lately, my focus has shifted to teaching online, especially through ModerneZelfverdediging.nl and some apps such as the Threat Recognition Trainer.”