Personal Security with Control & Restraint

To be clear, my intention is not to discredit any system of self defence or martial arts but to provide a full and frank information base for your future study of self defence or martial arts.

Sadly this is not for the bish bash bosh blood thirsty parade. This series will send the bish bash bosh parade to a quick snooze fest. These concepts have been proven to be one of the best antidotes for a bish basher’s insomnia. 96% will chant ‘ where’s the blood, where’s the action, this is so boring i’m off to watch some Extreme sports .

I must stress that the information contained within this series is purely for research purposes and should not be used without control and restraint from your part. The author and researcher take no responsibility for the use or misuse of data held within this series.

Please seek knowledgeable professional training before conducting any of the techniques/strategies held within this series

So now that i’ve cleared that up, I’ll try to explain to who this series may be of interest. The  remaining 4% of true thinking martial artists/pugilists. The artists who want to take a peep into the unchartered world of psychology and its impact on creating magical moments in martial arts, self defence and self protection.’ ~ Sylvan Clarke – Fong Tien Martial arts

Full Contact allout fighting or sparring

Please be aware that this is not a soft system of martial arts. In a full contact all out setting we would look to hit hard, fast and extremely powerfully. Any holds, locks or restraints would be applied with maximum energy and total effectiveness. In the demonstrations throughout this episode, all aspects are focussed on the ‘Reading when to apply control & restraints’ As such the participants display the control and restraints slowly and methodically to highlight the key salient points safely.

Episode 9 – pt1 – When to Protect You with Control & Restraints

Keeping with the ‘Reading’ concept, we constantly look to take advantage of the key elements during control & restraint manouvres;

  • 1 point balance
  • 2 point balance
  • Equilibrium breaks
  • Broken rythmn
  • More ‘Step to’ generations

Episode 9 – pt2 – Protect You Manipulations to keep you and your opponent safe

Application from the Seeing to Doing phases is essential. We really make a conscious effort to analyse the whole body of the opponent after our reading of their feet. The quick question that comes to mind is ‘Is the opponent in a good enough position to exact any type of damage?’

Episode 9 – pt3 – Leverage and momentum for simple restraining & control

It would appear to be quite important to get a nice understanding of the feet manouvres in order to preempt where they are likely to be placed.

Having covered the 2 point balance, ‘Step to’ and 1 point balance (not forgetting the broken rythmn) these are the critical areas we like to read in order to distrupt the opponents balance and equilibrium.

Episode 9 – pt4 – More manipulations to keep you and your opponent safe

We try and take appropriate action on critical readings we see.

Ideally we want to ‘[See and take the right action’ and be able to continue seeing and actioning as we continue disrupting our opponents balance and equilibrium.

Episode 9 – pt5 – More information about when to Protect You with Control & Restraints.

Sensitivity is key to the Martial arts Psychology practitioner. The ability to stick and adhere to the opponent allows them to ‘listen’ to their opponent’s structure and to detect its flaws, to locate and effectively manage their centre of mass from which all their body motion ultimately relies on.

Episode 9 – pt6 – Morality for using Control & Restraint

Martial arts Psychology practitioners like to include manipulation and management movements which may be used when their opponent is at close quarters or in response to an attempted array of attacks.

Episode 9 – pt7 – Reading when to Protect You

Martial arts Psychology practitioners apply these techniques speedily, with sensitivity and softness, so that they can detect their opponent’s force and use it against them whilst they are unable to detect theirs.

Episode 9 – pt8 – Leverage and momentum for simple restraining & control

Martial arts Psychology practitioners are soft and flowing where their opponent is strong, but strong where they are weak. In other words, Martial arts Psychology practitioners avoid their opponent’s strong points and manage their weak points.i.e. if the opponents are strong on the right side, the Martial arts Psychology practitioner manages the left. If the opponents upper body is strong, the Martial arts Psychology practitioner controls their lower body.

Episode 9 – pt9 – Restrain to calm yourself and the opponent

No matter how fast an attacking limb is, it is always slower than the body behind it or the last joint between it and the body. By affecting the body directly via the centre, by avoiding the fast moving end and attacking the middle or last joint of the limb, a Martial arts Psychology practitioner need not move as fast as they would normally need to meet the fast end of the limb and stop it. It is also easier to change its ultimate target by affecting it closer to the limbs starting point.

Episode 9 -pt10 – Personal Security on the ground is dangerous

There is no definite limit to the way we can be attacked, just as there should be no definite limit to the ways in which we can respond to such attacks. It is senseless to think only in terms of ‘in the event of attack X use response Y’. We look to be able to mix and merge the responses as the situation demands, so that we can one day,, reach the stage, where we apply our responses as a natural reflex action.. – Sylvan Clarke

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