The Combat Conditioning DVD is a tremendous, fun and essential training tool for the solo practitioner. However, in the interests of making a fun, fast, efficient and non-stop work out DVD, we excluded in-depth explanations of the exercises and what they do or how they apply to combat (although many drills end with a brief 5 second fighting demo of the skills practiced). In other words, they will look pretty strange if you’ve never seen Parts 1-3 or read our book. That said, if you trained with the Combat Conditioning DVD without knowing anything else, you couldn’t HELP but improve your overall Balance, Body Unity, Looseness, Sensitivity and freedom of movement. This is applicable to virtually any sport or physical activity requiring power and coordination.
The fifth reason relates back to both the second and fourth reasons, but is a distinct enough to be its own reason. The fifth is that by knowing these other issues, you will greatly assist yourself in communicating with the police and defending your actions in a court of law as to “why” you felt it was necessary to use physical force. Violence doesn’t happen in a vacuum, legal repercussions are as much of a danger as the physical assault. This is why you need to understand that aspect and how to survive the court battle as well as the violent encounter. If you cannot articulate “why” you felt it necessary to use physical force, the authorities it will turn into a “your word against his”. Unfortunately, as he is now “injured” the weight of the argument is on his side. That in the eyes of the law makes you the aggressor (read: the guilty party).
The other upside of the “Always de-escalate when possible” policy is that it creates the element of surprise if you reach the point where you do have to strike. Don’t build toward it. “Don’t challenge the aggressor, don’t threaten them, don’t insinuate they’re wrong, don’t tell them what to do. Don’t say things like back off, leave me alone, don’t touch me, calm down, relax — all of that stuff is challenging. If the person deems themselves superior to you, you don’t want to be telling them what to do.”
Although some of them, in my opinion, would never work in a hostile atmosphere and would probably get you killed, there are others that I studied that will send the assailants in the opposite direction. I also picked up some practical experience on the way when I was attacked by a guy with a knife, so I can say which martial art I instinctively chose given the situation; it worked.
“He didn’t feel it. He’s ready to come at me again, and I go, ‘Whoa, wait a second!’ I give him a palm out and show him his ear and go, ‘Look at that, man.’ So he pauses, he’s staring at the ear in my hand. And literally he looks at my face, he takes inventory. He counts both my ears … and then he starts to freak out because now he realizes it’s his ear that’s in my hand. And then I tell him, ‘Here, take this, put this in ice, man. Maybe they can sew it back on.’ And he takes his ear and takes off into the night, just disappears, and I turned around and puked my fucking lungs out.”
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The second reason for clarification is to distinguish the strategies, ways of theorizing, and forms of social relations of liberatory movements from those of reactionary movements. There is an influential understanding of self-defense today that reinforces a particular notion of the self—a “sovereign subject”—that is corrosive to horizontal social relations and can only be sustained vis-à-vis state power. This notion of the self runs counter to the goals of non-statist movements and self-reliant communities. To be aware of these possibilities and pitfalls allows us to avoid them, a goal to which the following sketch of a critical theory of community self-defense seeks to contribute.
Krav Maga is Hebrew for “Contact Combat” This self-defense system focuses on sharpening natural instincts and applying them to life-like training scenarios. The U.S Military has utilized Krav Maga to train soldiers in a new form of Close Quarters Hand to Hand combat. Law Enforcement uses Krav Maga as a threat-neutralizer. Civilians learn Krav Maga for optimal self-defense and conditioning.
Muscle endurance is key, and nothing is more important then having a solid base. You’re legs hold you up… What happens if your legs give during a fight? Unless you are a jujitsu expert or very experienced wrestler, you do not want to be on the ground against an attacker, especially one that is standing.
Yes, discipline is the most significant attribute that self-defense workouts produce. When someone is well disciplined, they don’t go around causing trouble and picking fights, so in turn, they may never have to put themselves in a life or death situation.
To allow women in Cambridge to gain the tools necessary to protect themselves, the Cambridge Police Department currently offers a self-defense training course for women ages 16 and older who live or work in the City of Cambridge.
FMA’s hand-to-hand fighting follows the principle that the same stick techniques can be applied without the stick since the stick is only an extension of the body. Although the resulting techniques are not too bad, I have seen better.