of a wordy title for an article I know, but I could
not figure another way to put it.
I am not sure of the age demographics of the folks that
come to www.moderncombativesystems.com
but if any information can be obtained by e-mails, phone
calls and the folks who attend courses it would be safe
to say that there are few youngsters in the crowd.
The older you get the more damage you do to your body.
For most people here that comes from three general areas,
service related injuries, martial arts injuries and
sports injuries. The fact that you suffer from these
issues the same as I do and continue to research and
train means that you realize that the Bad Man will not
care about your physical infirmities.
Seems that the older and more banged up we get the more
our mindset changes from the platoon mindset where everyone
is with you so you can just charge in and take on anything,
to that of a sniper mindset where you watch and study,
before picking your shot. A sniper knows that he has
to strike suddenly and then move since failure to do
so will result in his demise.
Another example is a wounded dog that finds somewhere
to lay down. Everyone knows that a wounded animal is
very dangerous and avoids them. Naturally the animal
knows its limitations and fights with them. They are
most dangerous when you get close or corner them.
If you have the common shoulder and knee injuries etc
it would behoove you to recognize the limitations of
your range and fight within them whenever possible.
That makes it even more important for you to realize
when a confrontation cannot be avoided and to recognize
the appropriate instant to Counter
Attack with the appropriate level of violence and
force of action. This should also end up as part of
your defense in any departmental, criminal or civil
Again going back to the sniper or injured dog analogy,
it is imperative that you be hyper vigilant and identify
threats as far away as possible. This will provide you
with a Rolodex of options, the closer they get the less
cards you have.
You need to understand Combative Anatomy. If you get
one shot, where should it be? Keep in mind the place
that you cannot afford to get struck, pulled or twisted.
Come up with a simple program based on concepts that
can be adapted to fit your lifestyle and take into account
Remember when all else fails, come violent or don't
come at all.