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    • #10700

      [Damian Ross] I’m just trying to figure out the purpose of this technique. The stance to me seems like your giving your assailant a smaller target area but is the finger dart and whip kick used as a distraction to move into other techniques? I mean I can see how it would cause him or her to flinch. Is that what I’m looking for just that one second that it may allow for me to attack or escape? I think I’m looking to much into it. Please help me out Damian. Thanks.

    • #13025

      That’s it [Archie Thomas].

      The whole purpose of the stand and the technique is to commit as little weight as possible. The purpose behind it is to get your attacker to pause so you can escape just like you posted.

      The problem you’re running into is that you don’t really want to do that, you want to take ground and blast it.

      That’s good.

      The reason is because once you do the first modules of the SDTS, you want to attack, take ground and drive your enemy.

      This is a bell that’s hard to “unring” and you don’t have to.

      Typically we teach Module 5 only to people who want the bare minimum. For that, it’s perfect. But once you start Module 1, there’s no turning back.

      So why don’t we teach Module 5 first?

      Because I know what you want and it’s not Module 5.

    • #13028

      Thanks [Damian Ross] I think I get it. It’s an option if I’m in a situation where I need to get away and not stay and unleash hell. I just re watched some of the vids in mod 5 and your right about mod 1, I just simply want to steam roll over anyone how attempts to mug or attack me. In mod 5 I see more options now that I reviewed it again. In my day to day work, when working in the projects I may not want to engage someone bc there may be anywhere from 1 more person or 30 more ppl to deal with. I can see now how the bladed stance with the dart and whip can work out well. Thanks Damian.

    • #13032
      James Goolsby

      [Archie Thomas],

      I have another example that might help. I work in a police department where we also utilize non-sworn community service officers (CSO’s). Basically, they are responding to limited calls of a non-emergency nature (escorts, jump starts, etc.) They also work as our eyes and ears, reporting things to us that they see so the commissioned police can respond. You can think of them as security guards on steroids, if you will. Anyway, because of their noncommissioned status, they are not allowed to “initiate” physical force on a suspect like we can; they are only allowed so-called self defense if they are attacked. Hence, while I have been demonstrating Damian’s SDTS Mod 1 & 2 skills to the police officers, with the exception of a few lessons such as footwork and “defensive” strikes like the shoulder stop, I pretty much teach the CSO’s the stuff from Mod 5. Is the material from Mod 1 & 2 “better”? Depending on your definition of better, I suppose it is. However, as you can see here, department policy rules, and so they get mostly Mod 5.

      It’s all good stuff anyway. And, besides, I figure a little [Damian Ross] is better than NO {Damian Ross] any day. Smile

    • #13040

      Perfect [James Goolsby]. That’s exactly what Module 5 is for, create distance and get out of dodge if you can, fight if you must.

    • #13044

      I see said the blind man. Thanks guys I’m understanding it now. Different options for different situations. Cool

    • #13103

      A lot of the escape and evasion can also be used for situation where your life is really not threatened, but you have to deal with a drunk or whatever. You want to get away and really do not want to give the person a tune up. Sometimes it is also better to hit and run, and live to fight another day.

    • #13534

      Great explanations by Damian and James regarding module 5. I always start my Women’s Self Defense training with mod 5. Here in Canada (much like anywhere else in the world) there is a legal system with certain rules about use of force. As civilians we can use as much force as necessary in order to ESCAPE a given situation. Mod 5 gets you thinking ESCAPE. The rest of the mods give you the tools when escape or evasion is not a viable option.

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