Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Limitation of Tollerance

In the days of the Roman Empire,
a Macedonian king invading Egypt was orderded to withdraw by a lone Roman senator.

The king began to stall for time, so the senator drew a circle in the sand around the king
 He demanded the king agree to withdraw his army before he stepped out of the circle.

The king, impressed by the senator's nerve...
 ( more likely, by the Roman Empire in general), withdrew.

This account is verified by contemporary historians,
 it may be the only known instance of a line drawn in the sand actually stopping someone.    

We must understand the true dynamics of a fight,
and train inside the priorities of the most likely situation.

We need to be absolute in our knowledge of
our capabilities and limitations.
 We need to know the enemy
Pre attack indicators, common tactics, and deceptions.
We must train with "visualization."  

bring all of this knowledge to the range.
Do not just run a drill!
 Train the mind!
-Suarez International-
Peace Through Superior Firepower.......

 The best bouncers I’ve met were judo black belts.
 Judoka spend most of their time doing tug-of-war-type drills with partners on the mat,
 they’re very successful in reality combat, even with their limited striking ability.

Aikijujitsu off-balances an opponent before leveraging him.
Jujutsu utilizes straight leverage..which is less effective.
Both are good systems to bridge the gap between sport and reality fighting.

Few Martial Arts use the head to protect the head,
 the body to protect the body, or teach defence from 'the pocket'.
These three defensive skills are paramount in reality martial arts.
Boxing is also great for conditioning and pain tolerance.

Offers the very best of realistic upright fighting skills.
If youlearn the old muay boran knees, elbows,the heatbutt,
the bleeding and cutting techniques, and the old scool takedowns
Uechi Ryu Karate
 Has an effective composition of quick strikes (cutting and tissue-ripping moves)
 to vital areas like the eyes, ears, face, neck and groin.
 It had the perfect blend of old-school, pain-tolerance training with scientific skills.
It takes least amount of time/effort to produce the maximum amount of damage.

Has highly effective defensive techniques from old-school tactics.
 Largely developed years ago in Southeast Asia along trade routes,
Like Uechi Ryu....... 
It contains bleeding techniques, head striking, knee strikes and elbows,
 low-level flange kicks, and drop kicks not taught in other kickboxing styles.

Victory or defeat is not determined at the moment of crisis,

but rather in the long and unspectacular period of preparation.

Bakari Akil II (Ph.D), a Professor at Middle Georgia College and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu martial artist, conducted a study to find out what percentage of fights go to the ground.
 He viewed hours of CCTV footage examining street fights looking for patterns in the violence.
       In summary the study discovered the following:
  • 42% of fights ended up with both people on the ground.
  •  72% ended with at least one person on the ground.
        Where at least one person was grounded
  •  57% went down due to a throw or a take down,
  • 7% were pushed,
  • 35% from being punched and 1% were downed from a kick 
  •  57% of the time the person who hit the ground first lost the fight .
  • 33% were a draw (no discernable winner) 
  •  8% went on to win the fight.
These figures were reversed for those who hit the ground second or stayed standing.

Sounds like the ground game is important !! But striking is paramount !!

The Offensive/Predator Mindset
If someone is trying to hurt you, you must render him/her incapable of doing so.
How will you stop a human predator ?

Violence of action !

No matter how big your opponent is ...they are just 7 pints of blood in a skinsack.
The spine is protected by thin rings of of fragile bone.
The arms and legs are like 'ropes to the spine'.