Self Defence and Close Combat
First of all: Self Defence ≠ pure close combat
I offer pure close combat only in private lessons or for professional departments. More informations at the offer and by request.
What do I mean when talking about Self Defence? Or what is not part of my point of view?
Self Defence is
|poor tricks and grips||combative sport|
|martial arts||military combat|
"Bending and turning, jumping and stepping backwards never has killed an enemy."
- Miyamoto Musashi
- learning about situations
- evaluating situations
- mindset / expectations
- de-escalation vs preparing the fight
- social vs physical behaviour
- influencing the situation + enemy
- learning to anticipate
- basic system of practical movements
- arsenal of (re)actions
- when is it finished?
- how to finish?
Which fighting style?
When it is about real combat I do not distinguish between styles. Most movements I use and teach are used in many styles. I show you the concepts and principles behind these movements. In most cases the lack of these principals are the reason for failure when realistic situations are changing, reaction of the oponent is unknown and he is not only playing/training with you.
I do not give you a checklist like "If situation A happens, do action B". Instead I show the concepts which generally improves the power, speed and efficiency of movements - based on biomechanics. Special jointlocks for every situation are not part of what I teach (for police and security it is valuable and necessary, but for self defence there are more efficient things).
My style is mostly based on gross motor kicking and striking elements, mixed with a concept called "Shredder" from the Canadian Senshido. Compared to pure striking styles the Shredder offers some great advantages when having less power than the opponent and when facing realistic aggression and intention to hurt.