Weekend Seminar Series
Saturdays will focus on mastering technical fundamental principles.
Sundays will focus on individual training. Finding what works best for each student and testing those principles under pressure through various means, including - Reality Based Self Defense training
"Reality-based" is defined as training and survival skills based on modern conflict situations that practitioners are likely to encounter in their environments (their "reality").Practiced in as realistic an environment as safely possible, with actors and props. The focus is on using skills that you are most likely to use in a conflict after adrenal stress is introduced.
You do not raise to the occasion, you drop to your level of training…in an adrenalized body
Some common aspects of reality-based self-defense are:
• Scenario-Based Training. Scenarios include attackers shouting or threatening you, confined spaces, uneven terrain, objects and debris on the ground, clothing you normally would wear, weapon props, and adrenal stress.
• Aspects of Conflict –
o Ethical and Legal
o Violence Dynamics
How violence happens
Understanding “bad guys”
o Pre- conflict cues, and indicators of danger, avoidance, escape and evade and de-escalation
o The confrontation and response to attack.
Breaking the freeze
Employing your skills in practical application
Techniques from all martial arts and other fighting disciplines are refined with this training. They are instinct based and simple, and can include striking, blocks, takedowns and throws, ground fighting, defending against holds, knives, guns, multiple assailants, and terrorism.
Learn how to use the martial art skills you have developed for years in real world violent encounters.
Violence happens by surprise - closer, harder, and faster than in most martial arts training.
RBSD /Combat Conditioning bridges that gap and prepares martial artists to deal with real world violence.
"Almost every technique in the Martial Arts works, if you know when and where to use it."
-Rory Miller – Author of “Meditations on Violence”
If you've spent years practicing your responses to violent situations, you owe it to yourself to study violent situations. How do criminals attack? Why? How can I see it coming? Which of my skills evolved from dueling and which from ambush survival? What is the law on self-defense?
This training is designed to enhance the practical application of your art in realistic circumstances regardless of what art you study.
Free style training designed around the individual practioner not any given style
This is safe and friendly environment to apply what you have spent years learning and know for sure that it is effective
RBSD / Combat Conditioning teaches:
• How to apply your martial art system in a dynamic situation.
• How to choose, apply and justify an appropriate force response.
Topics covered will include
• Context of violence
• Efficient movement and evaluating efficiency
• Violence Dynamics (Types of violence)
• Self-Defense law
• Improvised weapons training
• Use of environment / terrain
• Force Articulation
• Action Debrief
• Peer feedback / counseling
Every class will start with Combat Conditioning. This portion is optional. However, it will greatly enhance your training and it is fun
What is combat conditioning?
Combat conditioning is a collection of training methods designed to improve an individual’s combative skills and functional fitness.
Classes are broken into three phases
• Functional Fitness
• Drills / Scenarios (RBSD)
Many people lift weights and run. That is fantastic. However, those training methods may actually work against you in a violent use of force confrontation.
Training to move heavy weights slowly and to run at a moderate pace for miles does not improve the physical attributes required to end a confrontation with a violent aggressive assailant quickly.
Combat conditioning focuses on enhancing strength and endurance training by adding explosiveness.
Training includes elements of:
• Road Work
• High intensity interval training (Tabata)
All with the purpose of improving the skills and attributes necessary to prevail violent close quarter confrontations
The conditioning portion of the class takes the physical attributes worked on in the practical fitness stage and applies them to specific skills.
• Controls / Locks
• Counter Ambush
• Ground skills
• Vascular Restraints
This training also gives people drills and exercises they can do on their own to improve their skills
Drills and Scenario Training (RBSD)
The emphasis of this phase is on teaching individuals how to apply basic principles practiced in the conditioning phase under pressure.
The majority of the class time is devoted to “free style”, with the focus of helping individuals develop methods that work best for them rather than memorize any specific techniques or style.
Operant Conditioning practioners to respond to negative stimulus with a response that is logical for them. The goal is to develop efficient individual Operators. This training is ideal for anyone looking to augment their martial arts training and improve their physical fitness.
Saturday 01 16 13
Principles of throwing
Sunday 01 17 13
Saturday 01 23 13
Principles of joint locks
Sunday 01 24 12
HUMAN REACTIONS TO INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE
SCENARIOS OR ALL DRILLS
Sunday 02 03 13
Drives / Impacts
Saturday 02 09 13
Principles of defense
Sunday 02 10 13
Saturday 02 16 13
Ground Skills - Strangles
Sunday 02 17 13
SCENARIOS OR ALL DRILLS
Saturday 02 23 13
Ground Skills - escapes
Sunday 02 24 13
Saturday 02 30 13
Ground skills - submissions / ground control
Sunday 02 31 13
LOGIC OF VIOLENCE
SCENARIOS OR ALL DRILLS
Saturday 03 02 13
High end use of force - Vascular Restraints
Sunday 03 03 13
Saturday 03 09 13
Edged Weapons Defense
All classes incorporate scenarios and reality based drills. If you want to participate in the scenario training you must attend at least three other classes to learn scenario safety protocols
525 Railroad Dr
Elk River, MN 55330
(The Basement of the Elk River American Legion)
1 pm - 3 pm
$100 for the entire course or $20 per session
This training is provided free to Law Enforcement and Military personnel
763 360 7200