You know sometimes people make a mistake and try to fit someone or what they do into a certain group. With Instinctive Response Training this can be very, very difficult. We are a unique system, something different and bound by nothing. A worldly combative martial science to be exact!
Quite often someone tries to pidgeon hole what we do into a category like Arnis, Eskrima, Kali or Brazilian Jiujitsu or Budo Taijutsu, etc. This really would not be accurate. We have our own delivery system and movement that is unique unto itself. It is in very many ways similar to other systems (because in the end all good movement is similar) and yet their are differences.
Instinctive Response Training is a worldy martial system. No limits are placed on the practitioner and no restrictions either. If someone comes with a background in wrestling, brazilian jiujitsu, mma, budo taijutsu, arnis, erkrima, kali, boxing, Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do, Fencing, etc. they bring a unique flavor of movement that can fit with what we do. Sure the initial stage of training can be hard but in the end the framework will open up and they will be able to explore in all areas such as: Tools/Weapons, Kicking, Hand Strikes, Trapping Hands and Joint Manipulations and finally Grappling. Once the angles and footwork are mastered then everything fits together and the practitioner can explore!
All IRT practitioners need to explore and grow! There are many ways to do this by training with different IRT instructors, attending seminars on other systems or training in another system. Bottom line though is that you must keep growing and exploring in this worldly martial system! Martial Science is endless so think of the world as your oyster and explore what it has to offer! Only then do you really know what you have!
See You On The Mats!
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Brian R. VanCise
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