With all the "dim-mak waveform striking" and "no touch sparring" and other utterly useless threads as of late, I've decided to start this thread in a vain attempt at some real martial arts discussion. I imagine this topic has been done countless times before, but I didn't bother using the search function because I'm hoping for some fresh non-retarded discussion.
I'm interested in hearing how those of us in "combat sports" (BJJ, MT, MMA, etc.) train specifically for self defense, besides, you know, choking people and punching them in the face.
GrappleArts.com brings up some interesting ideas in its piece Grappling for Self Defense and gives you an idea of what kind of drills I'm looking for:
Do you do anything similar at your school? What drills do you use in striking arts?Quote:
- Include finger grabbing and (gentle) finger locks
- Include hair pulling
- Simulate biting and (very gentle) eye-gouging
- Work on your headlock escapes. Skilled opponents rarely try using the headlock, but if a strong and desperate person gets hold of your noggin and squeezes it is always difficult to get out.
- Wear a gi and include striking or simulated striking. Most of the time when people practice MMA they are wearing T-shirts or spandex: having a gi to grab and pull can change things dramatically.
- Try grappling against two partners at the same time: your goal is to either submit them both or to be able to stand up and clear distance
- Grapple with a dowel, simulating a knife. This drill will really emphasize the importance of wrist control!
- Grapple with a rattan stick: you can use the stick to strike, to lock, to choke and to implicitly. The Dog Brothers are geniuses at doing this.