Jiu Jitsu, Weapons
Contrary to popular belief, many hand-to-hand fights as well as fights involving weapons, end up with opponents on the ground. Unfortunately, ignoring this simple fact may create a difficult situation with disastrous consequences. Immediate Action Jiu Jitsu (IAJJ) combines a real-world application of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with a weapon-based environment designed to provide a realistic and functional set of concepts, techniques, methodologies, training drills and experiences that will prepare you for a worst case ground-fight scenario. All techniques and concepts are high percentile applications which span a wide spectrum of confrontations.
Training consists of two eight-hour days with focus on presentation, drilling and force-on-force evolutions providing attendees with immediate feedback regarding the efficacy of the skills learned. The goal of this course is not to create a ground fighter or grappler. The objective is to provide attendees who have limited training time and resources with solid ground survival and escape fundamentals geared toward the increasingly violent weapon based environments they may live, work and/or travel within. All techniques and concepts are built from a foundation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and are combat proven over the past 80 years by thousands of practitioners, including the U.S. Army.
The course is divided into modules that address specific situations, including:
Surviving, defending and escaping when you are on the ground underneath an attacker
Surviving, defending and escaping when you are on the ground and your opponent is standing
Functional methods of getting back to your feet
Countering takedowns and remaining on your feet
In-Fight Weapon Access (IFWA)
Denying your opponent’s weapon access; understanding technique, positional hierarchy and timing
Multiple opponents – realistically maximizing your chances
Surviving inside the guard
Proper usage of the guard to escape technique
Defending against punches, elbow strikes, stomps, kicks, etc.
Proper role of dirty tactics
Essential training principles, methods, and drills
How these concepts & techniques remain true with or without weapon involvement
Learning to deal with the most common MMA attacks and holds
Recognizing and defending against common submissions: guillotine, rear naked choke, triangle, arm bar, etc.
Structuring and balancing your training and integrating it into a busy real world lifestyle
These methods are for everyone regardless of physical condition – young, old, male, female, athlete or not – you do not have to be a professional fighter to perform at a functional level. This will be a class about physical training, but it is not boot camp. Participants may go at the pace that is comfortable for them, while trying to push the envelope of their own individual performance.
Class Requirements : Loose, comfortable, and durable clothing, mouthpiece, cup, notebook, and pen or pencil.
Recommended Equipment: Boxing gloves, training weapon such as a red or blue dummy gun and/or trainer blade. NO LIVE WEAPONS ARE PERMITTED IN THE TRAINING ENVIRONMENT.