REALITY based self-defence personal training in Limassol, Cyprus.
We love and respect ALL marshal arts (we trained in MMA for many years in the U.K. and absolutely love it). But the Hollywood created fantasy that with some training, or even a lot of training, you'll be able pull off complicated marshal art type techniques when suddenly faced with a life and death REAL world situation...i.e, Walking to your car after a long day at work, you're tired, it's late at night, dark, cold and raining. Suddenly you are approached by a drug fuelled knife wielding assailant, set on robbing you and willing to stab you if needed, his two friends in the background will happily join in too. You have only seconds before your primitive fear and freeze response kicks in. Do you really think that all the hundreds of small technical self-defence type moves currently being taught in the comfort and safety of dojo's will actually work in this situation? Consider also that the majority of people who train in marshal arts for self-defence practice for just an hour or two at best maybe twice a week.
Youtube videos only encourage and fuel the fantasy with beautifully choreographed and overly complicated moves demonstrated in the comfort and safety of a dojo or gym, and always with a WILLING and COMPLIANT training partner, who stand still (who the hell ever stands still in a life or death fight for survival?)
A perfect example is the video below, a beautiful demonstration of the Filipino knife fighting system Kali. Never heard of Kali? Think Jason Bourne movies. The fictional character carefully choreographed fighting skills are based on Kali.
IF IT LOOKS PRETTY IN THE DOJO, IT WILL NEVER WORK IN REALITY. REALITY SELF-DEFENCE IS NEVER PRETTY AND STANDING STILL. SO WHY TRAIN LIKE THIS?
Now this guy may look cool, but this is not REALITY. Holding the knife like this will only end up with you stabbing yourself as your assailant moves into you. Watch closely, the instructor does indeed almost stab himself! And do you really think your assailant will stand still like this demonstration? Hell no! He will try and get to the knife and step into you...and the knife will be pushed into you!
If you would like to know more about REALITY based self-defence personal training in Cyprus, a certified training system that was first proven during World War II in hand to hand, real life, kill or be killed combat. Now fully modernised and adapted for todays threats, Email us at [email protected] - Or call +357 95508007 to book a FREE try before you buy, REAL WORLD self-defence personal training.
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