Self Defence Applications
There is a huge difference between practising a technique against a compliant training partner and been involved in a real life self defence situation.
Practising against a compliant partner is important as it allows students to learn the mechanics of techniques and practise variants of the technique in a safe controlled manner.
But as students progress and become more proficient at the techniques they have to learn how to adapt their techniques to more realistic situations and be able to do them against an non-cooperative attacker that is fighting back.
We think it is important to try to simulate the conditions you are likely to face in a real situation, which is why we incorporate this type in training into some of our lessons. This type of training is often practised with the attacker wearing protective equipment so the defender can do their techniques without having to worry abut hurting their training partner.