HARD-CORE SELF-DEFENSE MOVES FOR STREET SURVIVAL!
Learn high-impact self-defense moves from a former U.S. Marine special-missions officer and training expert for law-enforcement and government agencies across the United States in this new Free Guide — How to Win a Street Fight: Four Self-Defense Moves From Combatives Expert Kelly McCann.
Shortly thereafter, I spoke with Lt. Col. (Res.) Chaim Peer, founder of the International Kapap Federation, his assistant David Arama and the whole kapap team about what I had learned at Machado’s academy. They agreed that his perspective would boost their understanding of relative position, so they invited Machado to teach at the International Kapap Federation’s main club at Tel Aviv University in Israel. And so the quest continued.
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The Full Scope of "Relative Position" in Kapap Techniques As it’s now used in kapap techniques, relative position refers to much more than what the term implies. It includes the following variables:
- control of distance
- control of multiple attackers
- control of weapons
- levels of force
- control of your body and your opponent’s
- effects of stress
- situational awareness
- environmental awareness (lighting, temperature, etc.)
- effects on the respiratory system
- sensory stress effects
- mental endurance
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Proper Training for Effective Self-Defense Moves It’s crucial to understand that when it comes to reality-based fighting, drills can show you the way, but they must not be regarded as techniques or self-defense moves to be used on the street. Drills teach mobility, distance control, body flow and transitioning. For example, a drill might transition from standing to ground fighting to weapons use on the ground to weapons use while standing. If you’re in superior physical shape and you’re causing your opponent to tap out consistently, all you’re doing is developing your ego. However, if you train in such a way that you focus on your control and the game, blocking him but always leaving him an “open door” through which he can escape — and to which you must guide him if he’s unable to find it himself — the training will be more effective. When he goes in the right direction, you should open his escape route, then follow up by creating another trap and repeating the cycle. Intelligent drills that use this model will minimize injuries and facilitate learning. It’s much more productive than attending an intensive five-hour course that’s supposed to prepare you for the ring or the street. About the Author: Avi Nardia has taught defensive tactics and close-quarters battle to the Israeli army, Israeli special forces, Israeli police and students of counterterrorism around the world. In the United States, he specializes in training members of counterterrorism, military and law-enforcement units, as well as civilians. Avi Nardia is the co-author of the book and DVD set Kapap Combat Concepts, available for purchase in our online store. For more information, visit his website at avinardia.com.