Today Sam Coffman has a great discussion about realism in self-defense training with Mark Hatmaker.
Mark and Sam discuss topics include:
- Mark's journey across the different aspects of fighting in western martial arts
- How Historical boxing and old-school pugulism and catch-wrestling fit into fighting styles
- How much of the boxing and wrestling base gets thrown out of the window when it comes down to real adrenaline training
- What are the "Outer Limits" drills and how does disorientation fit into adrenaline and real street fighting drills?
- When is the "Outer Limits" DVD coming out (on Paladin Press)?
- How can people train to take away their comfort zone to constantly learn and "stress-inoculize" themselves for a street encounter?
- Randomness in a fight, and the book "The Black Swan" by Nassim Taleb
- The Mixed Martial Arts continuum of "Conditioning, Positioning, Striking and Submission" and how those apply to a street fight?
- How does submission and grappling training fit into the concept of realistic self-defense practice?
- What do mud/obstacle races like "The Spartan Race" calculate into this kind of training?
The second part of this podcast will be released tomorrow. Don't miss it!