Most often when people are learning a martial art or self defence programme there is a vital missing part of the jigsaw. We spend a great deal of time developing our physical skills, which IS very important; but combat is 80% mental & is only 20% physical. Without the physical skills you’re truly stuffed, but without mental conditioning (unless you’re a natural ‘two percenter’) you will be unable to use those physical skills.
Saturday 12 th November 2016 CROSS Krav Maga Academy put on a edge weapon awareness workshop for the local parish of Lancing in Sussex.
If you’ve spent any time working in the security industry, you will have spent a lot of time observing people, and you will soon have come to the realisation that most assaults follow a similar pattern/process. When you understand this, you will be able to recognise attacks before they occur, and either disengage, or prepare yourself so you can increase your survival chances. I have never been a great athlete, or benefited from an unusually great reaction time, etc.,
Keith Collyer shares this article written by Mr Elmore explaining sparring is symmetrical interaction.
“It’s definitely a great way to get comfortable with applying techniques on a resisting opponent and with testing your abilities and your resolve in a relatively “safe” environment. The problem with sparring for self-defense training, though, is one of mindset. It (unavoidably and by definition) turns what should be an asymmetrical conflict into a symmetrical contest.”