Last weekend I flew to Brighton to attend a Tactical Ground-Fighting course. It may seem a little strange to a lot of you, that a female such as myself would be par-taking in such a course. This is what I love to do.
I have been training in Personal Defense (S.P.E.A.R.) through Blauer Tactical Systems since July 2011, and I’m a Certified Coach. I regularly fly over to the U.K. to keep up to date and up-skill in my training.
Mr. Zeb Glover hosted the course at the weekend and his usual standard of excellence was yet again present in his teaching. We covered a lot in the theory such as, Understanding the difference between Ground-fighting and Grappling skill sets, Striking V’s Grappling principal and Understanding how a fight may end up on the ground to name a few. But, my favourite part is the Physical Skills and Drills….
Firstly, we ran through each of the Drills that are now like second nature to me. Then we moved on to Applying the S.P.E.A.R. System™ research and Principals to different positions on the ground.
These included: Preventing Takedowns, Reducing Impact when falling to the ground, Controlling the Bad Guy when they are Grounded, Tactical get up, Combat Mount, Side Mount, Combat Guard, Tactical Dis-Engagement from Ground Positions, Developing striking tools within these different Grounded positions.
I can not recommend Tony Blauer’s System to enough people. It’s what I talk about, It’s what I research as much as I have time to and it’s in one of my plans of what I am going to be teaching to the public in the very near future.
Since I attended and sat my first Certification, I have become such a confident woman. But that story is for another time.
Enjoy the rest of your day x