What makes you say that?Not anything that will work when you need it 3 years later.
In all those sports, you practice/drill moves before you spar.Part of what makes BJJ, wrestling, boxing, Muay Thai effective in a real fight is that you spar against uncooperative opponents regularly. Especially BJJ and wrestling.
Sure.It toughens you and it calms you. You can keep you cool in a highly charged physical confrontaion.
How similar is that to real criminal violence? In other words, do you ever drill scenarios - including noncooperative ones - where you are assaulted similar to a criminal mugging which is often many on one and/or one guy armed with a gun or a knife?I’ve been getting smashed almost everyday for the last 10 years. I am totally clear and comfortable when someone is on top of me punching me in the face and trying to choke me. And my body will act instinctively the correct way because of thousands of hours of being in the situation that is burned into nervous system.
In your opinion, is the military wasting its time on combatives training as part of its basic training, even if that training is not regular or even if it's done only once in basic training? Were Echanis and Fairbairn wrong? Is no training better than some training if it's not going to be practiced regularly?If you don’t want to commit to regular training with hard sparring save you money you’d spend on the weekend course, buy some running shoes and work on your cardio.
You need to train consistently. Some seminar every so often isn’t really going to stick.What makes you say that?
Not sure what your point is here. Yes, a typical session is warm up/conditioning, technique/drilling, positional training (full speed) then sparring full speed. Live sparring is usually half of the total time.In all those sports, you practice/drill moves before you spar.
These arts are great for one on one, no weapons. I’ve never claimed otherwise.How similar is that to real criminal violence?
Because of training for years in combat sports I am accurately aware of the fact that if someone wants to rob me and has a gun or knife I’ll most likely give them whatever they want even if I’m carrying a gun.In other words, do you ever drill scenarios - including noncooperative ones - where you are assaulted similar to a criminal mugging which is often many on one and/or one guy armed with a gun or a knife?
1. I’m not going to the ground if at all possible. This is why wrestling is important. Gives you the ability to stay on your feet.Even in a case of social violence, let's say you try to work some groundfighting techniques on a guy who's assaulted you and his girlfriend simply runs up and sticks a knife in you? Would you say your years of getting punched and choked on the ground would've been better than learning how to recognize and diffuse the signs of escalating social violence beforehand? Do they teach such things at your school?
ive never been in the military and can only share with you what I’ve been told by the numerous training partners who have...In your opinion, is the military wasting its time on combatives training as part of its basic training, even if that training is not regular or even if it's done only once in basic training?
Sometimes “some training” can give people a false sense of invincibility and in those cases I’d say not training at all is probably better.Is no training better than some training if it's not going to be practiced regularly?
You're definitely going to be rusty if you haven't trained in awhile. The question is, "Can you learn enough to fight back effectively enough if you are ambushed and can't run?" That's what Blauer is trying to address in a PDR class.You need to train consistently. Some seminar every so often isn’t really going to stick.
This is different than saying, "Just sign up for BJJ." I'd argue that the best thing for the time and money is getting under a barbell.Because of training for years in combat sports I am accurately aware of the fact that if someone wants to rob me and has a gun or knife I’ll most likely give them whatever they want even if I’m carrying a gun.
I have little interest in shooting someone. And again this comes from (firearms) training. Consistent regular training.
And in the firearms training we do go through many different possible scenarios.
I don't agree at all. If it even helps someone understand the criminal mindset and be willing to fight back it's a deterrent to criminals and progress towards a safer trainee.If you think you’re weekend seminar in the SPEAR system would make any difference then you are delusional.
A good trainer is realistic and emphasizes avoidance and the odds. Saying that bad trainers increase a false sense of security is a non sequitur. I'd argue that unrealistic training for most men is going to make them more likely to become victims, and that includes thinking you're tough just because you roll regularly in a carefully-controlled environment.Sometimes “some training” can give people a false sense of invincibility and in those cases I’d say not training at all is probably better.
Of course men are a ton stronger. The guys your women are training with are bigger, stronger, and more trained than the average man. Even if men are a ton stronger, the odds are better for a woman who fights back rather than allows herself to be dragged off to a secondary crime scene. Guys like Sanford Strong proved this conclusively.The women I know who train with us get into it because they want to be able to defend themselves and for most of them what they really learn is just how utterly defenseless they really are against bigger, stronger men.
Again, I'm talking about good training with scenarios developed from watching CCTV of real crimes and crime statistics. If a criminal wants a woman's purse, she should give it to him. If he wants her body or her child's body, she should fight.there are “women’s self defense” classes out there that, combined with totally unrealistic depictions in movies and tv, give women an overinflated sense of their ability to fend off an attacker
This is great but let's be realistic about who's going to train regularly in some MMA-related sport, how long you can realistically do it before injuries accumulate (they accumulate much faster for women), and whether that's the ONLY thing valuable. You're engaging in a lot of "all-or-nothing" thinking.This is really the bottom line here. The best thing a person can have is a realistic understanding of their fragility. Regular hard sparring in combat sports is the best way to get that