the big picture, man has not been around very long.
Therefore we may not be the best subject to study in
reference to fighting. I believe a better example can
be found in the domestic cat. Yes, that's right, the
fur ball lying at your feet.
Have you ever tried to sneak up on a sleeping cat? When
you get close they open their eyes to let you know that
they see you. That cats primal instincts are no different
than his ancestors 1000 years ago or the big cats patrolling
the African plains. They have built in edged weapons
in their claws and teeth.
The modern warrior is just like a de-clawed house cat.
He can't just walk around anymore with his weapons hanging
out. But not being able to openly carry his weapons
has not changed the mechanism of his attacks.
He will use his front paws to attack his prey or to
defend himself when suddenly attacked until he can assess
his concealed weapons, his back claws and his teeth.
The same as a person using open hand techniques until
they can assess a concealed gun or knife.
We need to be like the cat, always vigilant, and have
total lack of hesitation when attacked. We have to immediately
respond to any aggression towards us with violent overwhelming
force. Notice I did not say deadly force. When grabbed
from behind and pulled to the rear, you don't have time
to see if it is your buddy screwing with you or criminal.
You need to automatically respond with a counter attack
instead of a defense.
During your attack as you take the fight to your aggressor,
you can assess whether you need to escalate in force
or just pin your buddy on the ground. This is just like
when cats play and hold each other to the ground in
comparison to being attacked by another predator. The
mechanics and skills during the counter attack are the
same but the level of continued force is very different.
Look at it in relation to edged weapons. Whether attacking
or defending, the cat will use its claws to slash and
cut to overwhelm and control the opponent before using
its teeth to kill.
The claws represent slashes with a blade and the teeth
represent stabs. Defending to a spontaneous attack with
a knife will almost always start with a slash and then
go to a stab.
The bottom line is you have to immediately respond to
an attack with a counter attack instead of defense without
things like what technique you use, the legal repercussions,
and chance of getting hurt clouding your mind.
Your training should bring you to a state of alertness
and control that will let you respond and control the
attack thus giving you time to choose your next move.
This is the foundation of CAT
(Counter Attack Theory)
My Counter Attack Techniques are based on body mechanics,
the human response to stress, and maximizing the use
of the open hand, stick, blade and pistol inside the
If you want to learn katas, twirling blades and sticks,
and shooting pretty little groups then my program is
not for you.
is about street confidence inspired by reality based
training providing you the skill set to take the fight
to the enemy and prevailing in your world.