RBSD is nonsense.
It is almost exactly the same thing as TMA.
The only difference is they don't do forms, they wear fatigues and they train to fight with switchblades instead of kama's.
Oh, and most TMA guys don't kid themselves about being street lethal hardcases like the RBSD chumps do.
And the idea of training for selfdefense is outdated anyways.
Jigoro Kano kinda advanced the idea of training for physical and mental health ahead of training for combat.
BECAUSE IT IS EASY TO AVOID VIOLENCE IF YOU CHOOSE!
Also you just gotta buy a handgun and 99% of situations are easily taken care of.
How often are people taken by surprise by attackers in the real world?
At least in the civilized world it is very rare.As in I'd guess that the vast majority of people are never attacked by surprise in their lives.
The RBSD crowd is a weird collection of social misfits who never grew up, who DEEPLY fear black people, and who desperatly want to be Batman.
The guys on Francos site have the emotional maturity of 13 year olds,and the wit of 10 year olds.
They are little boys sitting in a circle saying "Yeah, sammy could take Vandelei!".
They are terrified children living vicariously through a man they percieve as the alpha male.
In truth, Franco is just a wise capitalist who found his niche.... spending the money of socially retarded addballs who secretly find Sammys muscles to be sexy.
Anywhere you see hero worship, you know that the crowd is more cult than a society of individuals with a similar hobby.
There is no idiotic idoltry in most MMA/sport type training.
I really couldnt care less to spend a minute with a MMA great.Unless we are training together.I respect him only for his abilities in that narrow feild.
And I sure dont expect my students to idolize me.Most of em make alot more than me(or will) and I got nothing on them except maybe I can tap them more than the reverse, which in the end, means very little beyond that I have devoted more time to our mutual hobby.
I've never once had a student ask me anything like "Should I marry Sally and go to work at the power plant? Or should I go to college in new york city and live with uncle ernie?"
Franco is a god on his site
"Sammy could you take silva?"
"Sammy...how should I lift?"
"Sammy,how good is hick hocheims knife course?"
"Sammy, will you kiss me afterwards?"