“The one that controls the distance, controls the fight”
In a combative situation, both you and the enemy are at blows with each other. Whether it is hundreds of meters away from each other on the battlefield or within the confines of a MMA cage, the principle remains the same, ”The one that controls the distance, controls the fight.”
This basic yet simple principle has been taught by martial artists for thousands of years, from ancient martial artists to Bruce Lee to Rener Gracie. In the striking arts you have to utilize footwork to close the distance on an opponent to land your strikes and use your footwork to evade theirs. In grappling arts you have to close the distance on the enemy to prevent their strikes being effective, or to break distance far enough away.
The control of the distances during the fight is constantly in flux, one moment the distance is closed and the other moment the distance is too far away. Understanding distance control can be more important than the techniques to injure. If you are a serious martial artist, this specific principle can not go untrained.
Today people are recognizing the effectiveness of Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Everyone from the U.S. Army to Professional Fighters has added it to their arsenal, and now you can add it to yours.
The Institute of Okinawan Karate-Do will soon host Gracie Garage Jiu-Jitsu meet-ups.
Institute of Okinawan Karate Do
28 Chestnut St.
Quincy, MA 02169
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
For more information about Jiu-Jitsu meet-ups, contact David Chan by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Gracie Garage go to:
What does a not-so-picture-perfect knife-attack scenario look like? Combat Focus Shooting expert Rob Pincus talks about that in his latest video, shot exclusively for Black Belt Magazine.
As a practitioner of shooting and knife fighting. I tend to criticize many so called self-defense experts demonstrating anything with guns and knives. I will give this article and video a thumb up.
I particularly like the duck under move used by Pincus, it provides some control in a better position.
Click the link below to read the full article and watch the video from Black Belt Magazine.
What should a modern martial artist know about knife fighting? With modern day violence and crimes, there may be possibilities of knife threats. I wonder what is the percentage of people getting hurt or killed by a knife from all the hand to hand combats that has occurred all over the world?