One criticism about SDTS Combatives is that it’s simple and would work against some one who is untrained.
What does this mean, exactly? Does this pertain to the woman who takes muay thai or the serial rapist sociopath that has successfully applied his trade a dozen times?
Does it apply to the mixed martial artists or a bag man on a pick up?
Who do you want to fight for your life against? The martial artist or the emotionally disturbed person who gargles with pepper spray? Personally, if I had my choice, I’d take my chances with the guy who thinks he has all the answers and not the guy who has nothing to loose.
Is our stuff simple? You bet your ass it’s simple. It has to be. Anything that works in a real fight needs to be simple and straight forward. Here’s a pop quiz, what’s the most widely used technique with the highest degree of success and knock out rate? (Drum roll please?..) The Over Hand Right! But that’s so simple, everybody knows that. You learn that your first day of boxing. Since it’s so simple and everybody knows it; why does it work? Because some one decided to seize the opportunity to throw it and it hit its mark. That’s the essence of a fight, timing, opportunity and luck. The techniques can’t be complicated.
Anything can be blocked if you know it’s coming. But in the street you will be approached in a way or by a person who is banking on the fact that you won’t do anything — or you won’t have TIME to do anything. They will be disarming and DECEIVE you. Remember – THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A SUCKER PUNCH.
So you’re trained, great. God bless you and congratulations. Now I heard Jon Bluming say something that I thought was right on the money. If you don’t know who Jon Bluming is, ask google. He said that grappling and submissions are treated as “support systems” and he continued to say that you will spend more time training your support systems rather that your primary self defense. That doesn’t mean don’t train in these systems, because you will fall back on these if you, well- miss or slip. Which happens more than you think; but you want a front line of defense. EVERYONE needs a “front line of defense.”
This is where 60 Minute Self Defense comes in:
Is it simple: YES.
Basic: HELL YES.
Now make no mistake, I am not advocating NOT to practice other endeavors, I think they’re great. Competition and training are excellent character builders and those support systems can save your bacon, but if you you had to choose between your front line defense and your support skills – the answer is clear.
So will our stuff “work” against someone who is trained- you bet, it has and it does. Self defense at its core isn’t complicated… it can’t be because it must function under SNS activation. Martial Arts are a business model that depends on you training longer and more often. They are designed for SAFETY and are filled with tradition and sport – if that’s your thing, great – but if you only want missions specific self defense…well you’ve come to the right place.
I’ve worked with tough, talented martial artists, they knew a whole bunch of stuff…but when the SHTF it was “reverse punch and repeat”. I’ve also known some guys WHO NEVER set foot in a gym that would “eat many black belts for lunch.”
So when I hear martial artists think that because they are “TRAINED” the can handle anything “UNTRAINED” I have to chuckle.
Founder of the Self Defense Company
Yodan (fourth degree black belt) Tekkenryu Jujutsu under Carl Cestari
Shodan (First degree black belt) Kodokan Judo under Yoshisada Yonezuka
Varsity Wrestling Lehigh University under Thad Turner
2nd Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do
Former Bouncer and Bodyguard
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