Tuesday, February 7, 2017

THE MARTIALIST: KEEPING IT REAL

The martial arts world is full of those who do not "keep it real" they live in their own little fantasy world, they practice in their own little schools, or dare I say their "safe place". In the safety of their own schools they set their own "rules" of attack and defense.

 The instructor tells the obedient student to throw a left or right punch and he counters with a ton of flashy complex skilled techniques on his willing and compliant student.

 Problem is that the large majority of these little training scenarios/exhibitions just don't work in actual situations. Your attacker doesnt follow rules or observe etiquette and they damn sure are not compliant and you almost never know when or how you will get attacked.

These "instructors" give themselves fancy titles and doctorates in martial arts. They claim to be enlightened warriors and spout flowery lines quoting Quai Chan Cain from the old Kung fu TV series. The esoteric mumbo jumbo they spout is so out of touch with reality it isn't even funny. They pose with certificate filled walls and strike fighting postures in fancy uniforms trying to look cool.....this however gets you dead.

The problem is titles, fancy moves on coperative students and all the certificates on the wall in the world doesn't mean anything. The Internet world has become a breeding ground for fantasy, self promoted, self taught martial arts instruction that will get you killed. Martial arts is supposed to be about fighting but with these types of people out there nothing could be further from the truth.

 From the beginning of its conception The Martialist didn't fall into the above category. It set itself apart by simply "keeping it real".  No elaborate claims, no fancy titles, no Qaui Chang Cain spouting nonsense, just down and dirty real life self defense for those who fight unfairly. In other words for those who wish to fight to survive, fight to win. No posturing, no bullshit, just reliable, practical and real methods of protecting yourself in the real world and not some "climate controlled" dojo.

 The Martialist as it turns out is an invaluable resource with its many reviews of knives, tactical weapons and tools. Phil Elmore has managed to keep it real and grounded unlike the flighty fabrications of "ner do wells" in the martial arts.

The aspects and commentary relayed by the Martialist has remained a refreshing escape from the droning diatribes of the keyboard self serving grandmasters". Knowledgeable, practical and realistic, the views and opinions of the martialist remain fresh, grounded and most importantly relevant in our world today.

Check out The Martialist here http://themartialist.net/

Saturday, January 28, 2017

PROFESSIONAL EDGE COMBATIVES: NEW FRONTIERS

Professional Edge combatives has had great turnouts for our level one core combatives classes so much so that we are starting another one. I have had to free up some time so I can work another class into my schedule.

Also we have come up with a very cool looking logo. It will be up on the website soon.  We have even gone so far as to create Professional combative logo designs and slogans for Tee shirts and other merchandise. These will be posted on the website as well for purchase. I am happy that my students, friends colleages and others will have availability to our stuff.

Building a program like Professional Edge Combatives in all honesty came out of necessity. Some trolls out there quite frankly lie and claim to be something that that they are not. Empty insults and threats coming from fat gutless warriors on the internet who claim to be bad asses but arent should happily take credit for the formation of Professional Edge Combatives.

Almost on a daily basis I see news articles from so called martial arts instructors abusing and sexually assaulting students. What is even worse is that the sick bastards try to justify themselves. The Professional Edge Combatives motto is.......NO VICTIMS!

Unfortunately, I recently heard from a parent of a girl who almost found herself in a bad situation with a adult male who was trying to slip her alcohol and drugs a obvious attempt to get into the pants of a girl who at the time was 13 years old. It was heart wrenching reading the mother's email. The perpetrator was arrested and served time for his crime but upon being released continued to attempt to victimize the girl and the family.  


The purpose of PROFESSIONAL EDGE COMBATIVES is to make every person whether they be military, law enforcement, first responder or just average citizens safer, to reduce the possibility of  becoming a victim, to reduce the possibility of a person lying on the ground, looking up into the barrel of a gun, and relying on a assailant’s mercy for survival.

This purpose in the future will extend to cyber crimes as well. A new member of the Professional Edge Combatives program is a detective who heads up cyber crimes in a local police dept. Why is this important? Well such as in the case of the mother mentioned above, part of their being victimized by a low life scum ball took place thru the internet. Our Motto will resonate self defense on all fronts and on new frontiers.... NO VICTIMS!!!

 So the scum bag like the one who victimized a poor 13 year old girl and her family may fully take credit for the formation of PROFESSIONAL EDGE COMBATIVES. 

 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

PROFESSIONAL EDGE COMBATIVES LEVEL ONE TACTICAL GUN DISARM COURSE

Professional Edge Combatives Level One Tactical Gun disarm course teaches you simple, practical, no nonsense gun disarming skills that can be applied under the stress of real world combat situations. This course emphasizes the principles of gun disarming.

 There is no escaping the fact that America is a gun culture and gun disarming techniques are an extremely valuable skill. Simply knowing how to take a weapon away from an attacker may very well end the encounter. In some situations disarming an attacker is safer more efficient and quicker than pulling your own weapon.

 Professional Edge Combatives Level One Tactical Gun disarm course teaches gun disarming as a science by studying the principles that make a disarm work while under the stress of a real situation.  Gun disarm training can't impose a doctrine in all circumstances without regard to practical consideration.

 Even if you carry a gun or a knife for self protection you may need the skills of disarming techniques to allow you to draw your weapon. Hand to hand unarmed combat techniques are invaluable because you are not walking around with your weapon at the ready.

 In some extreme close quarter situations gun disarms are your quickest most direct response. Things happen so quickly and at such a close range that you're faster to put hands on an attacker to disarm him than to try to take the time to go for your own firearm.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

PROFESSIONAL EDGE COMBATIVES 2017 SCHEDULE

2017 is starting off well. Classes are going great and now my schedule has become fuller with private and semi private classes as well.  The classes are getting great responses and alot of great students.

We kicked off the year with promotions in the judo program so congratulations to all who passed.

The combatives classes have grown and continue to grow. Everyone has taken quite well to the program. It is quite pleasing to see hard work and dedication pay off. 

Below is information and our website address for more info about Professional Edge Combatives and the judo programs. 

Violence is something that hits hard and fast. It nails you from out of nowhere like being broad sided by a car. Most street assaults and violent one on one robberies are won, lost, or over, one way or the other in less time than it took you to read this paragraph......Which means 3 to 10 seconds. The harsh reality is that violence has to be dealt with in real terms.

                                 THERE ARE NO EASY METHODS OR SHORT CUTS.

No book no matter how well illustrated or explained can, alone, teach someone to fight or defend themselves. Closely supervised intensive training is the ONLY path to practical knowledge. Practice must be intensive enough to render the mechanics of each technique automatic. There is normally no time to think when the pressure of combat is on. Being able to throw a man is much different from knowing how.

Combatives arent supposed to be fancy martial arts moves that take a long period of time to get proficient at.

                                                  KEEP IT SIMPLE AND SAVAGE

Ruthlessness is what one has to seek to achieve. This is best defined in two words: speed and brutality.Combatives are not pretty, it's quick, brutal, effective and violent...COVER, CLOSE THE DISTANCE, ATTACK

Our Level One CORE COMBATIVES program teaches the most practical and effective self defense techniques.

The CHIN JAB is utilized to the chin, with the heel of the palm. It's a quick thrust with whatever power you have up and in at the chin. The strike comes from underneath in a close quarters range driving up and thru an assailant’s centerline.

 The chin jab is most devastating when the chin is protruding ahead, and when the strike is utilized extra instantly beneath the chin.

CHIN JAB/PALM HEEL
 To execute the chin jab bend the right wrist back at about a 90-degree angle with the palm facing the opponent and the fingers pointing up. Keep the right arm bent and close to the body.

Extend the hand into a concave position with the fingers slightly spread apart.  Step forward with the left foot toward the opponent, keeping the feet approximately shoulder-width apart and the knees bent. This is done to close with the opponent.

 Keep the right arm bent and close to the side. Thrust the palm of the hand directly up under the opponent’s chin striking with the heel of your palm.

At the same time, rotate the right hip forward to drive the body weight into the attack to increase the power of the strike. The attack should travel up the centerline of the opponent’s chest to his chin.

 To me the chin jab is one close quarter stirke out of many. Use it at the right time and place. I personally teach the chin jab with a arm trap or wrap and follow it with Osoto-Gari or major outside reap.
"C" CLAMP
The old "C" CLAMP or web hand to the throat is another basic and the one technique that makes ALL my training partners cringe. It obviously is not well received and is extremely uncomfortable when getting hit in and grabbed by the throat.


It has a great psychological effect on my training partners even though I am being quite gentle with it. The pic illustrate very well how I really disrupt my attacker's centerline.

HITTING 2017 HARD AND FAST!!!!!!  HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM PROFESSIONAL EDGE COMBATIVES AND THE WINTER HAVEN JUDO CLUB!!!!!!

2017 Class Schedule

Judo and CORE COMBATIVES LEVEL ONE class are open to anyone. LEVEL TWO CORE COMBATIVES are for those who have taken the LEVEL ONE course.

Our CORE COMBATIVES course is based upon explosive high percentage gross motor skill techniques to strike the vital targets seeking primarily to disable an attacker as quickly as possible.

PROFESSIONAL EDGE COMBATIVES is a joint collaboration of professionals in the field comprised of former and current law enforcement who also have military experience.



      FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR CLASSES
                            CLICK LINK BELOW





                                                
                               Get the edge on the bad guys, get a Professional Edge          
                           PROFESSIONAL EDGE COMBATIVES

Monday, January 2, 2017

WHERE'S THE COMPETITION?

Well, for the past month some guy has been writing about me incessently and obsessively everyday sometimes several times a day. I guess the guy feels he has to save face. He lives for attention. Good or bad. He needs, wants, and craves to be noticed.

An ego run rampant he doesn't realize in making up falsehoods about my own personal background, which is 100 percent undeniably verifible, he has left the door open to litigation. I have no reason to pad my resume or make exaggerated claims about my background.

 In his mind he and I are in some sort of competition, business wise I guess. But this is in his own mind. In reality there is no competition. I am certified, trained and a professional. He isnt. I teach a successful judo and combatives programs. I make a living teaching. He doesn't even have a school. I can verify every aspect of my training and experience. He cannot.
We are also not in the same town, city or state as a matter of fact we are several states from one another. So how is the guy competition? He has no school, no students and even if he did we are NOT in close proximity of one another.
Lets not mention that I have been teaching longer than he has been alive and was certified to train law enforcement officers while he was still quite literally sucking the bottle and still wearing diapers.
So where's the competition? Common sense dictates that there just simply isn't any. He isnt a business competitor in any shape of form. He has to believe there is to have and feel relevancy. This "competiton" exists only in the recesses of one person's delusional malignant narcissistic mind. Why? Just so this guy can make himself feel important. He needs to feel he matters even if it is all fantasy.
He has become so obsessed with writing about me so much everyday that it doesn't even dawn on him that instead of paying him any mind that I have, in just the past month alone, managed to write an extensive introduction for a book, design and get a website up and running, not to mention work and teach my programs an most recently approached to write an article in a prestigious martial art publication.
He obviously has nothing else in his life than to spew lies and falsehoods, as he puts it, for his own entertainment. He loathes people who have real qualifications. He has a seething hatred for those who are legitimate. Certifications and credentials are cruel reminders that he lacks the will and the character to obtain them.

Living vicariously blogging tall tales on the web, his mind cannot grasp that I have moved on and left him to his own irrational grandiosity. His own narcissism won't let him accept the fact that I find him irrelevant.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

PROFESSIONAL EDGE COMBATIVES

Violence is something that hits hard and fast. It nails you from out of nowhere like being broad sided by a car. Most street assaults and violent one on one robberies are won, lost, or over, one way or the other in less time than it took you to read this paragraph......Which means 3 to 10 seconds. The harsh reality is that violence has to be dealt with in real terms.

                                 THERE ARE NO EASY METHODS OR SHORT CUTS.

No book no matter how well illustrated or explained can, alone, teach someone to fight or defend themselves. Closely supervised intensive training is the ONLY path to practical knowledge. Practice must be intensive enough to render the mechanics of each technique automatic. There is normally no time to think when the pressure of combat is on. Being able to throw a man is much different from knowing how.

Combatives arent supposed to be fancy martial arts moves that take a long period of time to get proficient at.

                                                  KEEP IT SIMPLE AND SAVAGE

Ruthlessness is what one has to seek to achieve. This is best defined in two words: speed and brutality.Combatives are not pretty, it's quick, brutal, effective and violent...COVER, CLOSE THE DISTANCE, ATTACK

Our Level One CORE COMBATIVES program teaches the most practical and effective self defense techniques.

The CHIN JAB is utilized to the chin, with the heel of the palm. It's a quick thrust with whatever power you have up and in at the chin. The strike comes from underneath in a close quarters range driving up and thru an assailant’s centerline.

 The chin jab is most devastating when the chin is protruding ahead, and when the strike is utilized extra instantly beneath the chin.

CHIN JAB/PALM HEEL
 To execute the chin jab bend the right wrist back at about a 90-degree angle with the palm facing the opponent and the fingers pointing up. Keep the right arm bent and close to the body.

Extend the hand into a concave position with the fingers slightly spread apart.  Step forward with the left foot toward the opponent, keeping the feet approximately shoulder-width apart and the knees bent. This is done to close with the opponent.

 Keep the right arm bent and close to the side. Thrust the palm of the hand directly up under the opponent’s chin striking with the heel of your palm.

At the same time, rotate the right hip forward to drive the body weight into the attack to increase the power of the strike. The attack should travel up the centerline of the opponent’s chest to his chin.

 To me the chin jab is one close quarter stirke out of many. Use it at the right time and place. I personally teach the chin jab with a arm trap or wrap and follow it with Osoto-Gari or major outside reap.
"C" CLAMP
The old "C" CLAMP or web hand to the throat is another basic and the one technique that makes ALL my training partners cringe. It obviously is not well received and is extremely uncomfortable when getting hit in and grabbed by the throat.


It has a great psychological effect on my training partners even though I am being quite gentle with it. The pic illustrate very well how I really disrupt my attacker's centerline.

HITTING 2017 HARD AND FAST!!!!!!  HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM PROFESSIONAL EDGE COMBATIVES AND THE WINTER HAVEN JUDO CLUB!!!!!!

2017 Class Schedule

Judo and CORE COMBATIVES LEVEL ONE class are open to anyone. LEVEL TWO CORE COMBATIVES are for those who have taken the LEVEL ONE course.

Our CORE COMBATIVES course is based upon explosive high percentage gross motor skill techniques to strike the vital targets seeking primarily to disable an attacker as quickly as possible.

PROFESSIONAL EDGE COMBATIVES is a joint collaboration of professionals in the field comprised of former and current law enforcement who also have military experience.



      FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR CLASSES
                            CLICK LINK BELOW





                                                
                               Get the edge on the bad guys, get a Professional Edge          
                           PROFESSIONAL EDGE COMBATIVES

Friday, December 30, 2016

PROFESSIONAL EDGE COMBATIVES: GOOD SELF DEFENSE

Good self defense is about preparedness and knowledge. Anyone who is interested in self defense should be prepared to spend time improving their general fitness. Ideally one should take self defense classes, go to a gym, exercise etc.

 Increased fitness and physical skills will boost your self confidence, help you to think clearly and quickly, stay aware of potential dangers and focus if and when a violent situation ever arises.

 The more you study, understand and practice self defense as a whole the more resources you have at your disposal if a violent confrontation occurs. The trained person brings fitness, speed, strength and skill. The alert person has a knowledge of not only the physical environment but insight into the mentality and ability of potential attackers.