Your skeptical blogger on the way in to class...
How great is it that I have my head squished back and still can't work up a decent double chin..lol. pretty great. The building is in the back ground...you can see the flower and the weight lifting bear on the sign.
It's your kick ass pit viper back from the front lines to tell you about my day of bad @ssery.
Well, I went in and signed a waiver (insert nervous giggle here)...then got into the circle on the big mat.
There were five of us students and two instructors.
Eric Lalone...Black belt, senior instructor today....
The other was a black belt named Mike...
It was very hands on.
Below I have posted some videos the defense institute has posted on youtube.
But basically this is what we did...except we were in gym clothes ,and not gi's.
We had four women and one man named...wait for it...spanky.
Spanky was about 5 ft. 3 and 300 lbs. He had a skull tattoed on the back of his head, and a grenade tattooed on his neck.
The first thing we practiced was holding our hands up...like you see the woman do in the video.
This is to put yourself in a position to strike back, without giving up your element of surprise.
If he invades your space (3 foot area)...whether to grab you or strike you, you do touch and go.
If you see the woman doing the palm to the face...that is to take away his vision.
A sequence would be fingers, palm, hammer and elbow.
You go high low. Hit in the face then knee to the groin. Then sweep the leg...
YOu never go back, only forward.
And that part down there where the dude grabs you from behind...
well, During that little gem spanky was my partner.
So I walked forward with Spanky on my back. lol.
Then I stomped his feet (not really..but to the side) head butt...butt but and then out the side.
We did that grab and slam against the wall thing. You get your hands up and talk...you say don't hurt me I will just get you my money..when they are distracted you punt...in the groin and then knee in the face or palm strike to the back of the head and sweep the knee and when they are down you stomp their head in.
It's called 'organized violence".
A few of the most important pieces of info are this:
You keep moving forward because you can move forward faster than he can backwards.
Once you begin, finish. You need to make sure that the thug is down and staying down...
They said you need a good 10 second start.
Then run like h*ll.
At the end of class we stood in the middle of the mat with our eyes closed. While a man dressed in pads did a blind attack.
He grabbed my hair and swung me to the mat...after that it was all a blur except at one point I was standing over him stomping him in the back, and kicking his padded head.
All in all, a good day. lolz
So, enjoy the videos...
Rid the streets of crime and villainy
Pit viper out...