PHYSICAL DEFENSE: Gun people want to shoot, knife people want to do knife work. That's ALL good but don't deny the possibility of having to fight your way to your knife or gun. Physical defense can bridge the gap between a disproportionate armament (credit SouthNarc) event, bad guy has weapon in hand already while yours are concealed, and an equal armament event. While defensive tool carry is highly recommended reality is we can't be armed 100% of the time. However, physical defense skills are with you 24/7. The kinesthetic development that comes from physical defense training makes it easier to view and replicate other skills such as the physical mechanics of knife, firearms, etc. Possessing physical defense skills in both the vertical plane (standing) and horizontal plane (grounded) is recommended. Going to the ground in a personal defense situation isn't recommended but it may not be your choice. Grounded training also transfers over to movement/fighting in seated or leisure positions such as a car or in a bed. Add to all of this the fitness and longevity benefits of daily or even once, twice weekly physical movement. When selecting a dojo or school observe a class first. Considerations prior to joining: 1) What's the background of the instructor? What kind of shape is instructor in? Do a google search, ask around. The martial arts world is full of charlatans and false bravado, do your research 2) Do people look like they are having fun? Does instructor speak well, interact with everyone and look like they are having fun? 3) Is it a mix of age groups or just fighting age males? 4) Do they engage in pressure based drilling and sparring? Are students making light contact during stand up sparring, do they roll or wrestle during grounded sparring? This is a good indicator of the efficacy of that art, style of system for personal protection. Pressure, contact and discomfort will be present in a personal defense situation, it should be present in mild to moderate fashion during training and practice. It's good for you, get over it. 5) what does it cost? You get what you pay for when it comes to instruction, what's your life worth? #MDTS#dojo1#physicaldefense#bjj
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