Sunday, July 26, 2009

Edged Weapons Seminar - 30 August 2009

This is a big one. 4 Hours of expert weapons defence instruction.

On Sunday 30 August 2009, Juggernaut MMA is hosting the World Renowned Ray Floro for a 2 hour seminar. He will be teaching from his flexible and improvised weapons syllabus. This is the stuff that will be in his next DVD, so see it first and learn why he is in demand the world over. Special forces from around the world use Rays stuff because it works and because it is easy to learn.

THEN, we have Rob Halijian. Rob is a 6th degree black belt in the filipino art of Doce Pares. He is a legend in the world of filipino martial arts and and expert instuctor. Rob H is going to be teaching us from the Doce Pares system, a system that is recognised as one of the best weapons systems in the world.

Finally, I will be doing a presentation on using a single defensive structure, in this case, what we call the "A" Frame (looks a lot like a basic cover). I will be showing how to use this basic structure against empty hand attacks, edged weapons and multiple attackers.

This will be 4 hours of martial arts instruction, focused on weapons defence. Opportunities to train in these systems at the one place, for a very cheap price, come rarely, so any one interested in learning to defend against weapons should do whatever it takes to get there.

Where: The function Room at the Marina Motel, Hastings Vic.
When: 10 am - 2 pm Sunday 30 August.

If you are interested, and who wouldnt be interested in learning to defend against weapons attacks, enquiries can be made by email or phone;


Phone: 0421 146 952

Oh and as it is at a pub,we can retire after the event to discuss things over a cold beverage.

Cost: $50 Early Bird (prior to August 21)
or $60 on the Day.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Knife defence drill

Heres a short clip that helps to develop a number of skills, including;
  • picking up someone reaching for a weapon within a grapple situation
  • dealing with the sudden appearance of a blade/ edged weapon after a confrontation has started
  • taking the back

I find this is a really usefull drill, that ends as do most of our SD drills and scenario's with our guys taking the back and using 'head control' to take the attacker to the ground.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Knife Defence - FFS Variation

Ok, this video is a basic knife defence against one of the two most likely knife (edged weapon)attacks, being either a stab to the stomach or a slash to the face. The video shows Darren (JSD Instructor) being attacked with a typical body stab, by Sam.

The defence he is using is a variation of the Floro Fighting Systems (FFS) knife defence for this situation. In this case he is using the Universal Shield to block/ stop the strike, deflecting or pushing the energy of the strike to the right, attacking the body (because its big, hard to miss and slower moving, as opposed to trying to catch a fast moving arm), then climbing the body to our head control position.

This technique comes from our level one syllabus.

Using the head control he takes Sam down to the ground, and controls the weapon bearing limb.
This defence blends elements from FFS and grappling as do many of our self defence concepts.

Next week I will try and put up a variation of this same attack and defence but in a multiple attacker situation. How will we do this? You will have to wait and see.

We have standing instructions that the attacker must continue to attack if he or she has the opportunity. In fact we believe this is a fundamental part of any real training and testing process.

The filming location is my home training gym.

We are back / New Training Location

Its been a while since I last posted, for which I apologise to the people who do take the time to read this blog.

I had planned to put up a bit of video, till the camera went kaput. But its back and working so will get into putting up a few clips in the future.

Keeping that in mind, if any one wants to see how we deal with a particular self defence situation, please contact me via email or leave a message on the blog and I will put something down on video. Please keep it real, we havent quite figured out howto deal with alien abductionsyet, but we areworking on it.

Our first video will be a basic knife defence concept/ technique.

On another matter we have just moved location.

Our new training location is, 13 Latham St, Mornington. This is a fantastic full time set up, run by Sifu Joe Sayeh of Wing Chun Kung Fu. Sifu Joe has made us feel welcome and I thank him for that. There is a heap of space for our BJJ and MMA classes, and he even has a cage for us to train in. There are obviously a heap of Wing Chun classes run by Sifu Joe Sayeh as well.

So feel free to come and do a couple of free classes, or if you are just in the area, come by, say hello and join in if you have the time.