Training for a real, life altering inicident is the basis for an asymmetrical approach vs a symmetrical one. Competition, sport and range work may help one survive a life altering incident, but it is very unlikely one will win the incident leaving the combatant injured beyond repair. Examples of these realities are competition shooters repeatedly shooting perfect small sized groups instead of a wider, diverse impact area which creates more stopping power to incapacitate an assailant. Competition grappling and Jiu-Jitsu also creates a mindset of what is allowed and not allowed as it is a sport. Eye gouges, throat and groin strikes may immediately save a persons life in a self-defense or combat situation, but are grounds for disqualificaiton on the mat during competition. The scenarios you train for matter and your adversary will generally have an objective to do harm, your goal is that they are unsuccessful. In a life threatening incident the damage you cause to your opponent is the means to the end, disabling their ability to harm you, instead of the end itself winning the submission or increasing your rank and belt. Do not misunderstand our intentions, a ground game is imperative and BJJ is the best starting point. Think Gracie Combatives vs competition Jit. Unconventional strategies wears down the opponent over time by requiring them to use a disproportionate amount of resources creating the perception of “the improbability of victory or the unacceptable cost” of continuing operations.
The definition of asymmetrical warfare that is between opposing forces which differ greatly in military power and that typically involves the use of unconventional weapons and tactics (such as those associated with guerrilla warfare and terrorist attacks). Adversary seek to find vulnerabilities in their victims whether that be individuals, families, businesses, platoons or Nation State. Training to respond to every situation uniquely is the end result of asymmetrical self-defense training.
Code 217 trains clients holistically with real world approaches vs the range only mentality of safety over practicality. Example: If you cannot point a firearm up on a range how can you practice the most effect reloads or entry techniques? One cannot.
"Every battle is won before it’s ever fought" Sun Tzu is correct, preperation is of the up most importance in war and self-defense is a war. Train in ways others are not. Train to win. Train asymmetrically with Code 217.
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