Those who would try to harm us do not often want an audience (witnesses) nor to make your job of defending their assault an easy one. With that, they select areas with the least visibility, least number of people and least escape routes for you. This means that seldom will we have the physical space we need to move or generate the power we want. In these situations, traditional and or conventional “martial arts” are less than ideal, there is just no room for big, showy or flashy movements. Try dealing with an attack in a stair well or elevator with a spin kick and you will soon see what I mean…Epic Fail.
What you need are Extreme Close Quarters (ECQ) tools in your self defense arsenal…which amounts to what some call “Dirty Fighting”, but I like to think of it as “Winning”. These ECQ tools are smaller movements (ripping, tearing, grabbing, etc) that when combined, provide you the ability to create space so that your able to get back to your PRIMARY TOOLS OF IMPACT and eventually extricate yourself from the situation all together. It’s very unfortunate that ECQ tools are seldom taught in self defense classes these days. To many people assume they have a ton of space like they do in their spacious gyms and dojos, that’s just not how it is though, we don’t get to pick when or where we have to defend ourselves. If we knew when and where, we would have just simply avoided that area in the first place.
If your art, style or set of experiences are not equipping you with these types of Extreme Close Quarters tools, then start to supplement your training. It’s time to close a major gap and make you more DANGEROUS to those who would try to harm you.
Ok, that’s all for now, train hard, stay safe,
Justin J. Everman
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