Martial Arts Information


Fronting


"Fronting": The dodge to get in close to you. The frontal assault, as opposed to the ambush.

Fronting can be either a direct confrontation (intimidation) or it can make use of "artifice", i.e. "got a light?", "got the time?", "how do I get to such and such?" Anything "innocent" to throw you off your guard and allow the assailant to "get into your safety zone". That is the area where action is ALWAYS faster than re-action.

The key here is NEVER TRUST anyone's "intention", NEVER!

Maintaining the "reactionary gap" is the single most important "thing" in this situation. In order for ANY attack to be optimally effective three things must "work" in the attackers favor: Time - Distance - Opportunity.

NEVER "allow" anyone within arms distance. If they are close enough to simply reach out and touch you, you have a BIG PROBLEM.

How did you get there?

I wish I had a dime for every self-defense "expert" that starts with this line - OK, the bad guy throws a punch...............

WHAT? Did he just appear in a cloud of smoke? Simply materialize from nowhere? What preceded this "punch"?

How did he approach you and manage to get into your safety zone? Is it an "ambush"? How did you wind up dealing with the attack? The equation for dealing with this is NOT the "defense", it's understanding our "triad", TIME - DISTANCE - OPPORTUNITY.

Increase the TIME necessary for the assailant to be effective.

Decrease the TIME necessary for YOUR attack to be effective.

Increase the DISTANCE necessary for the assailant to be effective.

Decrease the DISTANCE necessary for YOUR attack to be effective.

Remove or minimize the OPPORTUNITY necessary for the assailant to be effective.

MAXIMIZE your OPPORTUNITY to make YOUR attack effective.

The assailant has to TARGET YOU, COVER THE DISTANCE TO GET TO YOU, and then have THE OPPORTUNITY to implement his assault, in other words you have to be there when he gets there.

Now! Time - Distance - Opportunity = SPEED - POWER - ACCURACY.

That's the full "combat" equation. It works for the assailant AND it works for you.

So, I'm more concerned with "how" we disrupt the equation for the attacker and use it to our advantage, than I am about "defending against the punch".

Here are two good ones:

"A miss is as good as a mile" "Almost only works for horseshoes and hand-grenades"

That's also what I mean when I say look at the "big picture".

Combat shooting:

Speed and "man-killing" accuracy: "nail driving" accuracy is great as long as it doesn't affect your SPEED!

Distance: measure off the longest "area" in your home. Hallway, bedroom, kitchen, or all the places that an attack may occur. What's the distance? Don't waste time at firing ranges over that!

I know people that have weapons strategically placed around their living environment. Never know where you'll be when you need what you don't have, right?

How about the one place where you really are naked as a jay-bird? How about the shower? Drawstring or a plastic bag (waterproof) with you, in the shower, containing 230 grains of "soap". No, I'm NOT kidding. Better to have "it" and NOT ever need it, than to need "it" and NOT have it. ALWAYS, ALWAYS.....remember Uncle Murphy! The SOB will always show up when least expected, ALWAYS!

Copyright 2003 www.thetruthaboutselfdefense.com ©

Carl Cestari began his study of the martial arts with judo at the age of 7 under the direction of Yoshisada Yonezuka. During the past forty plus years Carl has dedicated his life to studying the martial arts, hand to hand combat systems, history and religion. What makes Carl unique is his combination of martial arts, law enforcement, military and real world experience. Carl has been exposed to a multitude of people with a wide variety experience. The following is a list of some of Carl's ranks and honors.

Shinan (Founder) Tekkenryu jujutsu Ryokudan (6th degree) Koshinkai Karate under John Burrelle Godan (5th degree) Jujutsu under Clarke of the World Jujutsu Fedaration (now defunct) Sandan (3rd degree) Nippon Kempo under Narabu Sada Nidan (2nd degree) Judo under Masafumi Suzuki Shodan (1st degree) Judo under Yoshisada Yonezuka Shodan (1st degree) Shukokai Karate under Kimura, Kadachi and Yonezuka Shodan (1st degree) Daitoryu Aikijujutsu Instructors Certificate- Charles Nelson System of Self Defense under Charlie Nelson

http://www.thetruthaboutselfdefense.com


MORE RESOURCES:
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news


KUSI

Mixed Martial Arts Fighter From San Diego Restrains Suspected ...
KUSI
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A man suspected of burglarizing a City Heights home was taken down by a resident who also happened to be an experienced mixed ...
Video of San Diego MMA fighter taking down suspected burglar ...The San Diego Union-Tribune

all 3 news articles »


Jacksonville Daily Progress

Martial arts teacher specializes in 'praying mantis' Kung Fu
Jacksonville Daily Progress
Stephen Cudd has been interested in Chinese martial arts since he was a kid in the 1980s. He said he loved to watch Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris and all kinds of martial arts movies when he was little. He didn't begin learning martial arts himself until his ...



Sherdog.com

Sherdog's Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings
Sherdog.com
A season of tumult in the women's flyweight division has given rise to Valentina Shevchenko. Viewed by many as the Ultimate Fighting Championship's uncrowned queen at 125 pounds, Shevchenko awaits word on her next assignment: a probable ...
Latest UFC rankings update: Chad Mendes returns to Top 10, Liz Carmouche cracks Top 5MMAmania.com

all 3 news articles »


Spectrum News

Korean martial arts competition draws big crowds to Triad
Spectrum News
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The world Tang Soo Do Championship drew thousands to the Triad this weekend. About 1,600 people came out to compete or just watch; The competition wrapped up Saturday night; Today, competitors and guests will celebrate with a ...



NTV

Martial arts goes beyond fighting for Kearney family
NTV
KEARNEY, Neb. — A local family is staying active together, not only for the health benefits but for the psychological benefits, too. The Bickford family enrolled their son in martial arts two years ago. Six months later, the whole family decided to ...



Danbury News Times

Brookfield native opens martial arts studio in hometown
Danbury News Times
While it was competing that kept Joe Lang focused on Taekwondo for many years, the Brookfield resident is settling in to the role of teacher. Lang, along with his wife Teresa, opened Lang's Martial Arts in the new plaza at 540 Federal Road in Brookfield.



ecns

Children practise martial arts at Wenzhou Wushu Museum(1
ecns
Aerial photo taken on July 14, 2018 shows children practising martial arts at Wenzhou Wushu Museum in Wenzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province. More than 120 children visited the museum on Sunday to learn about martial arts. (Xinhua/Su Qiaojiang).



10-year-old captures 2 martial arts world championships
WAFB.com
A 10-year-old boy captured two world championships in a competition in Arkansas. Preston Edwards, a first-degree black belt from Denham Springs, Louisiana, traveled to Little Rock, Arkansas for the 2018 ATA Martial Arts World Expo. The event was held ...



Bangor Daily News

Local fighters to compete in 'Wicked Season' Bangor MMA show
Bangor Daily News
The lineup for the Sept. 8 New England Fights “Wicked Season” mixed martial arts card at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor is beginning to take shape with several local fighters already set to compete. Among the fights is a lightweight battle ...



myndnow.com

Tai Chi practice shows the softer side of martial arts
myndnow.com
Ron Loctao has been involved with martial arts for nearly 50 years and has been instructing Tai Chi for about 30 years. Loctao says he transitioned into Tai Chi because it is a "soft art." He enjoys the gentle movements that allow him to continue ...


Google News

home | site map
© 2007