Sometimes, in order to defend ourselves and our loved ones, the only tool we might have to rely on is our own body. Even if you have external weapons, you might not be able to access them. Your safety may come down to how well you can survive a hand-to-hand confrontation. The Immediate Action Pugilism course is designed to give the layman a realistic and functional set of concepts, techniques, methodologies, training drills and experiences that will prepare them for a worst case H2H scenario. All techniques and concepts are high percentile applications which span a wide spectrum of confrontations. Training consists of 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 professional boxer or MMA competitor. The objective is to provide attendees who have limited training time and resources with solid fundamentals geared toward the increasingly violent weapon based environments they may live, work and/or travel within. All the techniques presented are based time tested and proven Boxing and MMA Striking methodologies and are the best, most functional and high percentage moves and tactics available.
Immediate Action Pugilism is divided into modules that address specific situations. Seminars/training can be customized to fit your needs by arranging for the appropriate modules to be covered. Among the topics covered by the modules include:
Why should we think about Striking in a Self-defense context?
Underlying Concepts and Mindset for use
Dealing with the Sucker Punch / Ambush
The Default Cover
Transitioning to and Regaining the Initiative
1st stage of defense – the fighting platform
2nd stage of defense – arm motion, footwork, level change
1st stages of offense - tight jab & cross; proper method of delivering impact safely
Secondary Striking Tools (Eye Jab, Elbow, Knee, Slap )
Fundamentals of the Clinch/Safely Entering
Controlling the Entanglement
Individual & Partner Drills
Gradual introduction and immersion into sparring
Fighting at Close Quarters; attached and unattached
Disengaging from the clinch
Safely gaining distance for escape, weapons access, or orientation reset
Keeping the Fight standing, realistically defending the takedown
Performance Coaching and Troubleshooting
Insights and Suggestions for Solo Training
Tips and pointers on how to train the material with the limitations of a 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.
Student Equipment List
Loose, comfortable but durable clothes
Mouthpiece and cup
An open mind
Boxing gloves (at least 12oz or bigger unless pre-authorized by the instructor) are strongly encouraged, but are not mandatory
MMA gloves are strongly encouraged, but are not mandatory
This class is part of our Cecil Burch Immediate Action Weekend, and is preceded by Immediate Action Jiu-Jitsu 101. You must register for each class separately!