The purpose of this Monday night studies group is to dedicate time to research in developing optimal personal defense strategies. Different fighting methods are what make up the process building your own personal tools, techniques, applications, concepts and principles that make armed and unarmed personal defense more effective. These are the goals in each class.
-Explore in every context different fighting methods regardless of system, style or methodology. We speak freely about them all without being too dismissive.
-Experience the various common movements in multiple formats to make informed decisions on practical application. Try something a few times and make honest efforts at making it work before rejecting it.
-Develop personal models for Edged Weapons, Impact Weapons, and Empty-Hand Fighting. Yup, rubber or training blades, mock firearms, the occasional bludgeoning tool…we try it all.
-Allow each member to evolve and creatively discover the catalyst by which they develop a deeper understanding of the arts and a higher level of physical awareness by personal exploration of both historical and modern fighting systems. Researching the old stuff kind of proves that there really isn’t anything new under the sun…just different ways of packaging it all up.
As every individual goes through various stages of personal development in this class, ask yourself:
Are three questions being answered?
1 – Is the training simple, direct and effective? (Practical)
2 – Is it being taught in a way I will understand? (Comprehensible)
3 – Does the training make sense when put into a realistic scenario? (Applicable)
One final note that I like to add is that EVERYONE has something of value to add to the knowledge base of the group. No one single persons owns a patent to the truth, and no one truly knows it all. (OK, maybe in their own mind.) If I, as a coach, don’t know an answer, I’ll say it right away and then tell you that I’ll get back with you after I research it for myself!
More will be added as we continue to explore.
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