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Feb 13, 2017 - Photos of the Week

Photo of the Week: Color Code of Mental Awareness

Living in today’s world, more than ever before, demands we be constantly vigilant in relation to self-defense on a daily basis. No excuses. This world is not Pollyannaville. If anything, it is a Pandora’s Box full of misfortune.

One of the principle ways to protect ourselves is to be constantly aware of our surroundings. Dr. Ignatius Piazza, Founder and Director of, shares his organization’s “Color Code of Mental Awareness.” It’s valuable information. The Karate Institute of America suggests you check it out. It’s divided into two parts (here and here) and is available through his newsletter. The image below is a brief summation of his color code, the five parts of which are:

  1. white
  2. yellow
  3. orange
  4. red
  5. black

Color Code of Mental Awareness