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We use the Predator armor when we instruct students. They learn the technique on Bob…to get the mechanics down. If you can make Bob slide across the floor at 225+ pounds…that’s a good start. They then move to pads for target acquisition and hitting a target that keeps moving…good followup practice. Finally, I put on the predator armor and they hit me…full speed…full force (yes…it can be done in that suit). In fact…you can see that armor in the pic that Damian just posted on FB. The guy D is hitting is wearing it. That is from our summit last year and the guy in the suit is Joe Landry….an instructor from Canada (and a hell of a fighter). The suit is designed to keep us alive.

I’ll tell you this…without exception…EVERY student that hits me in that thing is delivering knockout power. The suit absorbs a lot of the shot, but you still feel it…and even a 125lb gal doing a drop step sends a rattle down your spine. Without that suit…I would be dead many times over. One of my assistants didn’t have the suit on tight enough, and a female student of ours (5’6″ and about 155 lbs) hit him while he had it on. The suit moved back , broke his nose, and gave him a concussion. Mind you…he’s a former OU football player…rolls in at 250+. Yeah…you’ll knock someone out.

So all that dribble I just typed is to let you know that if you can make Bob slide….it will take a person clean out. If you get a chance…find an instructor who uses that armor and go at him. Its really an eye opener.

TP