Self-Defense is a critical part of combative training. It may share some similar techniques as its sport counterpart, but not all techniques and methods of training are the same. On the street there are no referees and/or rules. In sport, one may know who the opponent is way in advance, but on the street you may have no warning at all as in an ambush type situation. Our self-defense training is divided into three phases (I, II, III).
There will be two sessions per week for four weeks in each phase. In phase I participants learn the basic physical components such as strikes, kicks, covers and blocks, footwork, angles, balance manipulation, attention disruption, among others as well as basic psychology and principles to personal safety.
Phase II consists of Realistic Scenario Training (RST) and Threat Assessment and Rapid Response (TARR). RST begins to implement phase I components from real life situations. Not only does the situation become realistic but so does the psychological stress through role playing. Aggression levels at this point are increased to parallel real life aggression.
Phase III continues RST and TARR with more in-depth practice. Phase III will require the use of full-body armor. This non-restrictive armor will allow participants to engage in nearly 100% intensity. Weapon defense and multiple attacker situations will also be practiced in phase III. Phase III will focus on the ambush type situation.
Participants must complete phase I before going to phase II and complete phase II before going on to phase III.