What is OODA Loop?

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What is OODA Loop?

This week’s #MindsetMonday explains something called the OODA loop – Observe, Orient, Decide, Act. This concept demonstrates how to direct one’s energies to defeat an attacker and survive.

Observe the situation. Notice everything: your readiness, the attacker’s readiness, the physical environment, etc.

Orient happens when  you’re taking in what you’ve observed and processing it in order to make a decision about how to respond.

Decide what you’re going to do when you have enough data. The decision is influenced by your skillset and how willing you are to use it in the moment.

Act on it!

The goal is to interrupt the attacker’s OODA loop as often as possible, forcing them to constantly re-observe and reorient themselves, all while you can take the actions you need to in order to escape safely.