Earlier this week, our fellow training partner Adam Choi sent me a news article on Facebook about an attack in Quincy, MA. A man attacked a woman leaving the North Quincy T Station. From police reports, it was concerning that the attacker could have easily stole the woman’s purse, but he did not and continued to attack the woman. Luckily the woman was able to get away, but the attacker is still out there. This post received a lot of attention, and it raised concerns about safety for women.
In response to this attack that took place in Quincy, MA, the Institute of Combative Arts is offering a free women’s self-defense seminar. This special 1-hour seminar is designed for first-time self-defense students and will teach participants three critical techniques to address the following scenarios:
– How to break free from an attacker who grabs you without warning.
– How to avoid being taken to the ground by a determined attacker.
– How to escape from underneath an attacker pinning you to the ground.
Institute of Combative Arts
28 Chestnut St., Upstairs
Quincy, MA 02169
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
6pm – 7pm
Details: Absolutely no experience is necessary. This seminar is designed for first-time students and is suitable for ages 13 and up (Note: girls under 18 must be accompanied by an adult). Please wear comfortable workout attire.
Instructors: David Chan & Susie Melchionda
Cost: FREE but you must RSVP in advance to save your spot! E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (617) 657-4418.
After a couple of years of having Jiu-Jitsu classes only on Wednesdays, we are now expanding. There will be beginner Jiu-Jitsu classes:
Tuesdays: 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Wednesdays: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fridays: 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
If you live in or around Quincy, MA. Please let your friends and family members know about our Beginner Jiu-Jitsu program for adults. In this program, you will learn the 36 core techniques of Jiu-Jitsu in a fun, safe, and cooperative environment. Each one-hour lesson addresses one standing and one ground self-defense technique. You can start the program at any time and participate in any class without previous experience and, since safety is our number one concern, there is no competitive sparring in this program.
Although Jiu-Jitsu consists of over 600 techniques, studies of real fights conducted by members of the Gracie Family (founders of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) have shown that 36 techniques have been used more often and with greater success than all the other techniques combined. Originally developed for the U.S. Army, our Beginner Jiu-Jitsu Program is entirely dedicated to the mastery of these 36 essential techniques. You need absolutely no experience to start this program. Our instructor conduct all classes in a cooperative training environment and are committed to ensuring that every new student has an informative, enjoyable experience regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability.
“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: email@example.com
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?