Most of what is being taught today in the typical martial arts school, self defense seminar and self defense video is...
Useless in a real street attack!
After the very first session he had proved to me, without a doubt, that what I had been teaching my students most likely wouldn't work under the duress of real attack. This is what I learned:
- The natural effect of real aggression causes what is called an "adrenaline dump". This fear induced high volume shot of adrenaline is normal and natural and cannot be stopped, even by experienced black belts.
- The effects of this "adrenaline dump" can be devastating, especially if you are not prepared for it.
- Many of the systems use joint locks and pressure points that require years of training to properly execute. Sometimes even when they are applied properly to someone who has an unusual amount of joint flexibility or a high resistance to pain, they don't work.
- Allot of what is taught is just fluff! It doesn't stand a chance to work in a real street attack!
- Many techniques require years of training or are just impossible to learn unless you are under the direct training of the master instructor. You cannot learn these properly from a video, book or seminar. They take years to perfect, even under the supervision of an expert instructor.
The solution was developing a system that contained the following benefits:
- It had to contain a minimum amount of techniques. This was necessary as research has shown that as few as a handful of techniques can be recalled when fully "adrenalized".
- It had to be simple enough to teach students in days or weeks instead of years!
- It had to be quick, effective and decisive!
- It had to be effective regardless of the body type of the attacker.
- It had to be easy to learn.
- It had to be designed to defeat a much larger and stronger attacker!
- It had to address the inevitable adrenaline dump which is the natural effect of fear induced aggression.
- It had to address real street "situations" instead of the typical studio environment.
- Additionally it had to be direct, powerful and yet simple and straight forward enough to be taught through video based training or through a step by step ebook with pictures and explanations.