Real-Life Self-Defense - Advanced Level
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- Advanced: Knife combat, gun defences, counters, strategic adaptation, and more.
- "Learn Real-Life Self-Defense" Beginner and Intermediate strongly recommended
Ascendancy takes you to in part III to high-level and high-intensity content. Building on the foundations of the Beginner and Intermediate series, the Advanced level features desperate situations, tactical fight training, survival skills needed to understand and adapt to a highly trained opponent, and more.
Learn dirty tricks, advanced hold counters, knife vs. knife, and beyond!
- Experienced students looking for higher-level material not seen in typical dojos.
Being able to do evasive maneuvers in real-life environments is an important part of street self-defence and combat. Escaping, getting to better ground, not getting caught or stuck, or using terrain to your advantage can all help to make a bad situation much better.
Fences (travel under and over), Vertical Descent, Grabbing Weaponry mid-maneuver, Benches, Ground Motions, Stealth, Walls and Corners, Ledges, Training Tips, and more.
Knife fighting is fast and deadly. If caught in a street-fight against a knife-attacker, having your own knife helps your chances considerably. This lessons covers combative foundations for using the knife and navigating a knife-battle.
Knife Holds (offensive and defensive), Reaction Drills (multiple combinations), Drawing the weapon quickly and safely, Training Tips, and more.
Being only reactive in single steps during a knife-fight is very limiting. In combat, you sometimes have to be proactive. To be skilled in martial arts, you have to be aware and flexible. This lesson covers laying traps, discovering patterns, and exploiting weaknesses.
Fake and Redirection, Draw-In, Intimidation, Exploitation Drills (extenders, aggressors, chasers, nervous attackers, nervous defenders, eager contained attackers, eager contained defenders), Training Tips, and more.
Not all art is pretty. Martial arts are no exception. Street-fights, real combat...very few things can really be considered cheating. In self-defence, you sometimes need to do whatever it takes to keep yourself safe. This lesson looks at deceptions, sacrificial moves, and improvised weaponry.
Torque Peel, Body Slams, Headbutts, Eye Jabs, Keys, Feigning Injury, Improvised Weapons, Training Tips, and more.
Hand-to-hand fighting is much more than a war of attrition. Real combat, good martial arts and street self-defence involve more than just throwing and taking as many hits as possible. This lesson looks at how to recognize and deal with different styles and stances.
Stance-Breakers (with variations and applications), Pulse Redirection (with variations and applications), Throws, Adapting Techniques, Training Tips, and more.
Unarmed combat is at its best when fighters can create and exploit subtle weaknesses, amidst the fury and chaos of an unpredictable and physically demanding fight. This lesson looks at finding, creating, and exploiting weaknesses of time and space.
Uncommitted Strikes, Motions (in and out of range), Breaking Rhythm (disrupting patterns, tendencies, strikes, angles, movement), Creating Patterns, Training Tips, and more.
As with knife defence, gun defence gives very little room for error, but it is also made more challenging by becoming worse if time and distance are created. This lesson looks at self-defence against a gun-wielding attacker.
Handgun threats (front and behind), Gun Disarms, Weapon Control, Car Hijacking, Rifle threats, Training Tips, and more.
In a martial arts school or in a street-fight, combat will not always go as planned. Everyone acts and reacts differently. This lesson looks at how to adapt to techniques that do not succeed.
Gun Errors (creating distance, dropping the weapon), Knife Errors (defence collapsing, range closed in), Joint-Lock Errors, Slipping, Rolling with a Punch, Training Tips, and more.
In the real-world, you won't always be ready for a fight. Self-defence situations can arise when you are least prepared for combat. This lesson looks at how to deal with being flat on your back (in bed or outside), or otherwise burdened and limited.
Ground-Defences, Ground-Fighting (variations on top and on the bottom), Leg-Trip, Break-Ins, One-Handed Take-Downs, Training Tips, and more.
Countering joint locks is rarely taught, but is a major part of being an exceptional fighter. There is no such thing as a perfect technique. This lesson looks at how to defeat a variety of submission holds to the wrist, elbow, and shoulder.
Countering Wrist-Locks early and late (both outer and inner), Countering Arm-Bar (early and late), Countering Shoulder-Locks early and late (both low and high), Variants, Training Tips, and more.