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    Goju Ryu Karate

    Has anyone ever heard of this?

    When you log to his site in there is a news clip from a Fox News Channel; is this guy a fraud or is he on the level?


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    Feb 2008
    BJJ, JKD concepts
    "The UGLY Truth
    About Martial Arts
    And Self Defense"

    Facts, comments, predictions and an unheard of
    "Test Drive" from the world leader in self defense...

    Captain Chris Teaching
    Close Combat To U.S. & U.K.
    Special Operation Soldiers.
    From: Captain Chris Pizzo
    World Leader In Self Defense
    CEO, The Close Combat Company

    Dear Friend,

    I have to warn you...

    What you are about to read is either going to teach and help you, or its really going to tick you off.

    If you're here to learn, great. By the time you finish reading what I've got to say to you, you'll be more of an expert on the subjects of martial arts and self defense than anyone else you've ever met.

    But if what I have to say does make you frothing mad, than I promise to make it worth your while by the end. Let me explain.

    The truth about martial arts is that it is a complete scam when it comes to self defense.

    A long time ago, knowing martial arts meant learning how to defend yourself on the street or on the battlefield. But not any more.

    Nowadays learning martial arts seems to mean jumping around like an idiot with a bunch of bratty kids, rolling around on the floor with half-naked dudes, or listening to some weirdo in funny pajamas who's never even seen a real fight.

    So what the hell happened? Where did all the real self defense go?

    I'll tell you where it went. And if you've read this far, I'm sure you'll agree;

    Over the past few decades, society as a whole has transformed into a bunch whiney, pansy-asses who would rather bitch, moan, and complain than actually learn what actually works in combat.

    And because of this piss-poor attitude, over the past 60 years, martial arts have been victim of the kids' game of "telephone". Where once the message and the method was pure, simple, and effective, we've now somehow arrived at untested, puzzling, and downright silly.

    Methods that were originally developed to kill your enemy before they killed you have been watered down into either unproven nonsense, daycare centers, or into sports that are fun to play.

    Don't believe me? Fine, I'll prove it to you...And our first step is to explain the different categories of martial arts.

    Martial arts can be divided into 3 separate categories to accommodate every individual's wants, needs, abilities, and interests.

    The problem lie in that thanks to movies, TV, the internet, and the simple fact that post World War II there is no actual proof of any one method of fighting being completely dominant in all situations, that these once common knowledge divisions of martial arts have blurred to the point of non-existence.

    So while all have many overlapping elements, it is important for you to understand that each category is distinctively different.


    The first category, cultural fighting arts, contains every style from traditional karate, to Hapkido, to Kenpo, to Escrima, to Aikido, to kung fu, to the countless other cultural...fighting...arts that have been developed throughout history by almost every civilization.

    All are fun to do, all are very interesting, and all provide a very well rounded education in world culture and martial theory. However, no cultural fighting art has any proof of dominant effectiveness in the modern world.

    That means that Aikido, Karate, Kung Fu, and even Israel's "Krav Maga" is not proven, effective self defense. Nor does it classify as proven, effective combative sport.

    Therefore without an abundance of proof, it is only martial theory, not fact. Cultural Fighting Arts are wonderful for exploring a method of self perfection, but has no place in self protection.


    Combative Sports include Olympic judo, Tae Kwon Do, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai kickboxing, all forms of wrestling, western boxing, and most recently MMA (mixed martial arts) which has been popularized by events such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

    In combative sport you are forced to prove the effectiveness of your methods and skill in live combat. There is no guesswork, no debate. It either works and you win, or it doesn't work and you lose. Everybody in the world saw Combat Sport Brazilian Jiu-jitsu stylist Royce Gracie easily pick apart the cultural fighting art practitioners in the first few Ultimate Fighting pay-per-views.

    Search the internet for Muay Thai knockouts and you'll see some talented and hard working combative athletes blasting each other until unconsciousness. If you watch Olympic Judo, you'll see the highest caliber athletes in the world competing in a sport that is symbolic of combat in that the entire basis is to establish a dominant position.

    And while Combative Sport is a very, very important component of testing the validity and effectiveness of a martial art, it too is not self defense. It is only a training and conditioning method for self defense. Combative sport is what you use to train yourself to make sure that your self defense works under battle stress conditions. Do you understand?

    A great example is how the ancient Greeks used wrestling, boxing, and other Olympic events as training for war. NOT as the actual techniques used on the battlefield. But even a more simplistic explanation is simply that that the rules, regulations, and referees that are required in combative sport are NOT going to be there when someone is trying to kill you in a dark alley.

    So no, even today's most popular training methods: Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Judo, Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, etc. are not methods of self defense either. (Training for self defense application yes, self defense no.)


    Self Defense defined is protecting yourself from attack. Sounds simple right? Well it is.

    The real issue is that there are a million-and-one different ways you can be attacked. Everything from a drunk tackling you at the local bar, to an armed mugging on your way home from work, to a carjacking, to being caught in the middle of a military or terrorist operation.

    Therefore, Self Defense has one purpose, and one purpose only; To survive.

    What I mean is that no sane person, even soldiers, professional fighters, or trained martial artists truly want to hurt or kill another human being. But when it comes to that kill or be killed moment, your natural survival instinct WILL take over and do whatever it can to save your life.

    So learning to properly defend yourself is much more than just avoiding injury, humiliation, or even death.

    It’s a way of confident living on all levels by harnessing those natural survival instincts to combat our greatest enemy of all: Fear.

    But like most things in nature, there in no 100% answer to anything. So when it comes to matters of life and death, the smart thing to do is stack the odds in your favor.

    And based on that logic, there is only ONE method of self-defense that has been documented and statistically proven effective under any circumstances, for any individual. And that method is the system of WWII Close Combat.


    Many years ago, there was a meeting within the House Of Lords in London. In attendance were some of the most powerful men in the world at the time.

    In preparation for war against the greatest threat the world has ever seen, the Nazis, the British funded an effort to discover what really worked in both armed and unarmed Close Combat in the 1920's and 30's. In other words; Was this exotic martial arts stuff really self defense or was it just a lot of smoke and mirrors?

    William Fairbairn was the man that they trusted with this project.

    Fairbairn was not only an expert in the Cultural Fighting Arts of Jujutsu, Savate, and Kung Fu, but also in the Combat Sports of Judo, Boxing, and Wrestling.

    Applying all Eastern and Western martial arts methods, Fairbairn and his team used the most violent city in recoded history, Opium gang-ridden 1920's Shanghai, as a testing ground to see what actually worked under combat stress and what didn't.

    While the Cultural Fighting Arts and Combative Sports certainly had methods and techniques that proved effective, there was not one complete system of "Self Defense" that was simple, east to use, and effective under all circumstances regardless of age, strength, or physical ability.
    "Nothing Fancy,
    Just What Works"

    "Close Combat is nothing fancy, just what works. It clears my mind of all thoughts and anxieties. I found that I could focus both on defenses as well as counter attacks just after watching the videos one time! Amazing, thanks."

    Jorge Garcia
    Mendocia, CA

    Thus Close Combat was born, taken back to England, and proven by US, British, and Canadian commandos, spies, and special forces as they took on and neutralized the Nazi threat.


    To understand this statement fully you have to understand what actually happens to your body during a true self defense situation.

    Depending on your physical fitness level, your heart typically beats at 60-80 beats per minute.

    This is known as a resting heart rate and everything in your sympathetic nervous system is performing normally.

    But when frightened to 115 beats per minute, your fine motor skills deteriorate. The ability to put a key in a car door or even tie your shoes becomes increasingly difficult.

    Interestingly enough this 115 until 145 beats per minute is the optimal survival and combat performance level for complex motor skills, visual reaction time, and cognitive thinking.

    Complex motor skills are multi-muscle involved movements as found in all martial arts. Reverse punch, front kick, wrist lock, arm bar, hip throw, etc. This is the target heart rate of most professional athletes and fighters.

    They are able to stay at this rate because they know that no one is trying to kill them. If you are able to train your body to respond appropriately to fear induced stress under competitive conditions, you will be better able to survive during battle.

    At 145 beats per minute, your complex motor skills immediately begin to deteriorate.

    And at 175 you can't think straight, you lose peripheral vision, your hearing excludes everything not in that tunnel vision, and vasoconstriction sets in as a natural way to reduce bleeding from any wounds you're about to suffer.
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    Finally, above 175 is where irrational fight or flight sets in, as well as natural submissive behavior, combat freezing, and the emptying of your bladder and bowels.

    At this point the ONLY movement ability you have left is gross-motor skills. Running, charging, and the wide arcing of your limbs.

    But this is exactly where Close Combat techniques operate.

    At the gross-motor movement level. And therefore can still be performed perfectly and effectively under any level of fear induced combat stress.

    What this all means is that; You can be frightened for your very life, faced with a gun, being held at knife point, or being attacked by someone bigger, stronger, and meaner than you, and you will still be able to save the save your life using Close Combat every single time.

    Plain and simple. No other martial art or self-defense method can say this. (Even a gun can't be used effectively at 175 beats per minute! You'd miss the broad side of a barn at that heart rate)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyRyu1
    is this guy a fraud or is he on the level?
    He's already been covered in this thread



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