Split Entry Knife Defense…

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In the last blog post I talked about Knife Defense and I mentioned that you need to strike to disrupt your opponent’s attack.  When you do this you will interrupt their OODA loop and hopefully gain the initiate in the action/reaction cycle.  Following is a video demonstrating a Split Entry defense to a knife attack that has an attack within the defense.

More of these types of videos are located at our IRT On Demand Page on Vimeo:

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Brian R. VanCise

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Knife Defense

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Have you ever heard the phrase a good offense beats defense?  Well when you are on offense or initiating the action your body is in action and action my friends is faster than reaction.  So if you, as the defender who is being attacked are playing defense then you are reacting and it is going to be difficult for you.  Good, solid knife defense skills incorporate attacking the knife wielding assailant into their movement.  If you disrupt their attack and ability to think you can gain the initiative and be the driver in the action/reaction sequence.   This is essential!

Brian R. VanCise

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Winter Snow Grappling 2009 (end of the year) 016

A very, very basic way to stand up from the guard but a very, very important one to master!

Brian R. VanCise

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Generalist or Specialist…

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Generalist or specialist, that is the question that is often asked of what to be in your Martial Science training.  Personally, for me, I am both.  Since the Martial Sciences are so broad I have a wide variety of training that makes me a generalist in many areas.  Meaning I have a lot of solid skill in multiple areas of combat.   This broad diversity allows me to have an advantage in many situations that your average person simply would not have.  It doesn’t mean however that I am not a specialist in certain areas with an expertise way beyond your normal person.  So I have a broad base of knowledge and skills that should give me an advantage in most situations and then a very specific expertise in other areas that should give me a huge advantage under the right circumstances.  You can be a generalist which is conducive to personal protection and self-defense but you can also specialize in certain areas of IRT which you enjoy more.  Our curriculum is set up that way.  Since we work with Weapons/Tools, Kicking, Hand Strikes, Trapping Hands and Joint Manipulation and Grappling you gain a broad based skill set right from the first day of training.  Yet, since each and every one of us will enjoy certain aspects of that training more you will specialize and or be better in certain areas over time.  This is natural and frankly, good!   Train and enjoy!  Get better, daily!  Make these skills yours over time and adapt them to your personality!

Brian R. VanCise

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Southeast Asian Grappling With Guro John Bednarski…

Southeast Asian Grappling With Guro John Bednarski…

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Set Backs…

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Set Backs!  Face it some times you will have some set backs.  You might perform poorly in a given moment or get hurt.  Which could require that you change your work out routine.  Or some other set back that affects training or any part of your life.  Simply put, life will not always be easy and you might face some tough challenges that really try you.  Personally, for most of my life things usually have worked out.  However there are times when I have suffered a set back.  Just recently, I suffered a minor wrist injury while lifting kettle bells.  This has required me to stop kettle bell training for about a week with the hope that I will heal and restart the intensive program I have been working on.  Due to this situation I have changed my work out program and I am still making some progress.  This set back has been tough but I will get through it by persevering and get back to it when my wrist allows me to continue kettle bell training.  During the course of your life you are sure to suffer a set back here or there.   This is natural and to be expected.  Understand that you are not the only one to have ever suffered a setback and that if you persevere and work at it you will overcome it!

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Brian R. VanCise

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