Ground Survival Have to Haves

Ground survival have to haves are the minimum skills needed to improve your odds of surviving a violent attacker that gets you to the ground.

Any time we are on the ground in a combative/self defense situation the risk of injury increases, unless you have a plan and the techniques to execute that plan. For now our plan is to get to our feet and escape.  I feel that the must haves in your ground combative/self defense arsenal are getting off the ground and to your feet from the following positions.  I also list the best go to moves for control and escape.

Grounded with no cohesion-stand in base/tactical rise

Bottom Mount – waist hug escape

Bottom scissors/guard- control to guard get up

Bottom side control – shrimp escapes 1-3

Bottom headlock- face rake leg hook escape

Top Mount- control and safe escape

top guard- clamp or cage position to escape

side control top- control and safe escape

Each one has unique positional advantages and disadvantages, however we can use similarity in our techniques for the escape to get the most out of our training time and minimize the mistakes under stress.

I will cover the individual positions and escapes for those positions in future segments.

Coach Marx

 

 

Wednesday WOD 6/22/16 Bag Day

Wednesday WOD 6/22/16 Bag Day

Heavy bag training:

3 minute rounds with a 1  minute rest between each round.

Round 1 – Free fight to warm up. light contact and have fun with it.

Round 2- Lead Jabs only.  singles doubles and triples FAST

Round 3- Rear Crosses  only.  High , low, singles and doubles.

Round 4- Jab, Cross, Lead Hook.

Round 5- Jab, Jab, Cross.

The above is one set

Beg/Inter/Pro

1 set/ 3 sets/ 3 sets

 

Coach Marx

 

 

Combat Drills for self defense

Combat Drills for Self Defense

Do the following rounds of Combat Drills during the rest periods or you can do you them after the workout: 5 minute rounds will be the standard to get the desired reps in. Use your weapon of choice and carry it the way you would on the daily.

Try to mimic your every day carry (EDC) the best you can.

Always use training weapons!

Round 1:  Pummel for the entire round.  Choose the type of pummeling you use.  Try to win the pummel!

Round 2:  Pummel like round one, but this time one person will draw and use their training weapon when they please.

Round 3:   Pummel and draw and use the weapon like in round 2, however this time your partner attempts to stop you from using the weapon.  This can be done by fouling the draw, stopping the attack, breaking free and running, etcetera, etcetera…. you get the idea.

Round 4:   Pummel, then draw and use the weapon as above, but when you start to draw, once your partner realizes you are going for you weapon your partner draws and attempts to use their weapon first.

Round 5:  Pummel, Draw, and Use your weapon as above.  Now your partner counters the weapon attack then draws and uses their weapon on you.

Round 6: Pummel, anyone can draw first, and the partner can do anything you have practiced to win.

The above workout you will have six – 5 min rounds of rest built in for you to perform combat drills.  Remember to reverse and revenge.  You can go tit for tat or each person can have their own round.

Have fun with this and LEARN what works and what doesn’t work during these drills.

Fit to Fight WOD

This one is based on pushing yourself as hard as you can for the work portion, then training your body to recover quickly.  Just like the combat sports of boxing, wrestling, MMA, Jujitsu, and kickboxing.

The object is to do the 10 reps of each exercise with correct form as fast as you can, taxing the anaerobic system.

10 Reps of each, in this order.

Jumping Jacks– arms held fairly straight, hands touch above your head, and touch your sides for correct form.

RIP Squats-Jump forward about 2-3 feet into an ass to grass squat.  Then jump backward standing upright.

Para Troopers– Some call these jumping lunges.  The knee should not bang the floor, but it should touch or come very close to touching.

Squats- Feet shoulder width apart, drop your ass to grass then to full standing for each repetition.

Squats thrusts- A burpee with no pushup.

Dive Bombers- Feet shoulder width apart,  pike your hips so you look like an inverted V.  Hands are shoulder width or wider. Scoop forward and down as if to drag your face chest and hips on the floor.  End the forward motion head and chest up arching the back hips sagging to the ground.  (Up Dog for you yoga folks).   Reverse the movement to go back and complete the rep.  (Down Dog).  That is one rep.

Perform one 3 min round

Then

1 minute rest between rounds

Perform for 6-10 Rounds:

Hard Core Perform for 15-20 rounds!

Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone!

Win The Day!

I may have changed it slightly but I still thank Mark Hatmaker for this one!

Dealing with pre assault indicators:

 

Dealing with pre assault indicators:

This knowledge along with your situational awareness will give you the “GO” Signal, giving you permission to ACT so you don’t become a victim. But you must ACT!

Problem: Tracking/Stalking– for our definition this is when someone is following you at a distance and monitoring your movements, as they gradually close the distance on you, usually coming at you from an angle.

Solution: Set clear boundaries: Keep a safety cushion of 2 arms lengths away. Change your direction, let them see that you are aware of them, if they continue to get close, draw or pick up your X weapon and put up your non weapon hand as if you are a traffic cop stopping a car, tell them to STOP, BACK OFF, firm and loud. Be prepared to use X weapon and escape. If you have no weapon use both hands in the same manner and use verbal defense techniques. Be prepared to use your empty hand tactics and escape.

 

Problem: Eye tracking- when someone is watching you too intently and monitoring your movements and actions, not necessarily stalking you.

Solution: Set clear boundaries: Keep a safety cushion of 2 arms lengths away. Change your actions, let them see that you are aware of them; stay if your aria is safe, or go to a safe area if you are able. If not use body language that shows you have set boundaries. Use your situational awareness to locate exits, X weapons, people who will assist you.

 

Problem: Pre Assault Investigation – when someone approaches you entering your safety boundaries, even sometimes bump you or touch you, to assess your awareness and your apparent willingness and ability to set your boundaries and fight back.

Solution: Set clear boundaries: Keep a safety cushion of 2 arms lengths away. Change your direction, let them see that you are aware of them, if they continue to get close, draw or pick up your X weapon and put up your non weapon hand as if you are a traffic cop stopping a car, tell them to STOP, BACK OFF, firm and loud. Be prepared to use X weapon and escape. If you have no weapon use both hands in the same manner and use verbal defense techniques. Be prepared to use your empty hand tactics and escape.

 

Problem: Excessive talking and/or questioning– when someone seems like they are being too friendly or nosy when they don’t even know you, and they have no need to know.

Solution: Set clear boundaries: put up your hands as if you are a traffic cop stopping a car, tell them to STOP, BACK OFF if appropriate, stop the questions by walking away, Keep a safety cushion of 2 arms lengths away.

 

Problem: Indications of mental illness – when people are talking to themselves or others inappropriately, their actions are inappropriate, or signs of drug or alcohol impairment.

Solution: Set clear boundaries: avoid the situation.

 

  1. Before physical action by an aggressor occurs, that individual usually begins by threatening to attack, in an attempt to intimidate the opponent and to psych themselves up. This process commonly called posturing or ritualized combat.
  2. Verbal aggression – yelling, swearing, etc.
  3. A change in posture – stands taller, sets head and shoulders, moves away/moves closer, points, forms fist and/or loads the arm. Head will come down, chin tucked, eyebrows tightened and dropped.
  4. Individual’s stance changes – blades body, lowers center of gravity.
  5.   Individual may bob or rock and sway.

6.      Removing articles of clothing, such as glasses, hats, coats, shirts.

7.      Adjusting clothing, such as pulling up the pants pulling up sleeves.

8.      Target glancing, shifting eyes to possible targets they will attack

9.      Hands tighten, open or closed, arms and shoulders will shift. The hands will comb their hair, touch their face.

10.  Aggression redirected to something/someone else, such as breaking pencils, kicking, chairs, yelling at bystanders.

 In summary:

 

1.  Set clear boundaries:

2.  Keep a safety cushion of 2 arms lengths away.

3.  Escape the situation – if you cannot, draw or pick up your X weapon and put up your non weapon hand as if you are a traffic cop stopping a car, tell them to STOP, BACK OFF, firm and loud. Be prepared to use X weapon and escape. If you have no weapon use both hands in the same manner and use verbal defense techniques. Be prepared to use your empty hand tactics and escape.