I don't think you want to just know it: you want to be able to actually do it. That's my big problem with Gracie Combatives. There is no sparring before blue belt (and I assume this guy is only certified to teach the white belt program, given he's only a blue one stripe himself), so the knowledge is theoretical rather than practical, and therefore not particularly useful for its stated aim of efficacy in a physical confrontation.Quote:
It's next to useless against even a n00b in a real grappling system, but it's definitely stuff you want to know for rolling around in teh lava with untrained people.
Having said that, it is probably better than nothing at all, though it certainly is FAR less useful than what can be learned at any of the numerous other more established schools, run by vastly more qualified and experienced teachers. Still, I have heard Harding is only charging £30 a month, which depending on the number of classes wouldn't be that terrible a price.