What we have is a core group of positions that do not need athletic ability to be effective and then we integrate a core group of strategies that do not need any athletic ability to be effective and then as your athletic ability develops we add more techniques and strategies to your game.
So when we teach each student is taught as an individual and given the time to come into their own form of self protection that works for them under the pressure of a resisting opponent. All our techniques come from moves that are used and proven to work in combat sports. People always ask is their a difference between sport and street, the answer is yes but the truth is that the person who would win in the street fight is the same person who would win in an MMA event when it comes right down to it because they are a well conditioned athlete who can fight.
The only way that a less athletic fighter could win against a bigger, stronger, more athletic attacker would be during the verbal and pre-emptive strike stage of the confrontation, was your attack and finish effective or else after the first contact was made is your survival strategy effective.
That's it that's the bottom line no secret moves or mystical techniques.
Without a superior strategy the superior athlete that can fight will win 95% of the time.
Why is that you ask?
Well, what type of a person usually does well in sports? A highly competitive, motivated, pain tolerant, well conditioned and focused individual. Now take that person and tell them that they can bite, eye gouge and if they want they can use a weapon against their opponent and you have an animal that most non-athletic people can not handle and that is why all this talk about just poke the attacker in the eye or bite them or just kick them in the groin and you will get away is a lot of B.S.
If you choose or are forced to fight someone like that then either your athletic ability is up there with your opponent or else your survival strategy better be far superior to their drive to want to kick your butt. So, with this type of understanding as part of our foundation our training methods are a little different than other clubs, but we know that when you get it and understand what you are doing your ability to protect yourself is limited only by your imagination and physical attributes.
We have a saying?
If we can't make you good, then we will have to make you strong.
So that you could be the superior athlete in the confrontation.
We teach and drill fundamentals. Fundamentals are the techniques and habits you will need to survive in all ranges of combat.
We teach Combat Sports such as MMA, Boxing, BJJ, Submission Grappling and Dutch Style Muay Thai as our sources for offensive attacks and counters and remember to fight you must develop or have some athleticism and conditioning to be successful.
I believe and know that anyone can do self-defence but not everyone can become a fighter.
We teach The B.S.R. System for self protection.
Why? because this system is based only on efficient and effective techniques and strategies for self protection that will work for the smaller, weaker and less athletic person caught up in a confrontation with a bigger, stronger more athletic opponent.
We develop Intelligent Combat Athletes.
No and Yes.
We spar lightly and safely in every class to develop habits and reactions, so when we spar it's anything goes, so with this type of training it prepares you for the street and not tournaments. Our goal is to never lose on the street winning is the by-product of your attackers mistakes because size, strength, athleticism and conditioning these are tools that matters a lot in a fight.
We train for tournaments by putting together a strategy for the rules of the tournament that the students wish to participate in so that they can compete within the man made rules of the match and not lose on points because of their no rules, no time limit, no weight divisions type training which is to prioritize defense first and wait for your opponent to make a mistake that you can take advantage of.
Funkional Martial Arts specializes in survival. We train with the understanding that we can not always get out of the bad positions.
So we train to win and to survive in bad positions and escape when our attacker over commits to an attack or counter and ends up giving us the opportunity to escape.