Just Because You Can’t Make It Work…

Just because you can’t make something work may not invalidate a system or a technique. All to often I see someone who cannot make a certain technique work in a free flowing resistance based situation. Quite often it is because the individual is trying to force something or doesn’t really no how to apply it. This can lead then to thinking that the technique really doesn’t work instead of self reflection on what they did wrong. Or it could even go further in that they invalidate an entire system as being ineffective or unworkable. This happens once in awhile and you can certainly see some YouTube videos regarding this. Sometimes someone will try to force a technique or system into a cage fighting sport and the set up for the system is geared towards self defense or a reactionary set up. Which usually puts the person attempting this at a disadvantage. Simply put not everything translates to other areas. BJJ which is such an effective system is really mediocre at best against a knife or other weapons or tools. FMA or Silat which is are weapon based systems if taken straight to the cage might not be as effective there. Now, just staying with these three systems with slight modifications you can bridge the gap. Usually this is with a practitioner’s mind set and subtle skill changes and outlooks. The bottom line is I have yet to encounter the perfect system and frankly there never will be one. Yet, if you train dillegently and with resistance you will improve and over time maybe you can’t make everything work but if you understand the principles you should be able to flow to something that will! Bottom line, train and improve, add some level of resistance and learn the why behind everything. Do this and your set!!!

See You On The Mats…


About Brian VanCise

Hi my name is Brian R. VanCise and my passion is the Martial Sciences. I have trained almost my entire life in the pursuit of martial excellence and I teach a world class curriculum in Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact us at: 702-326-3622
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