Thursday, 19 July 2007
Marcus demonstrating defending attack!
The purpose of the above drill is to get the student used to some of the KM principles when faced with multiple attackers. Essentially, you want to move to the flank and try and keep the attackers in a line (like birds on a wire) so that you are only having to deal with one attacker at a time. The drill last night saw us being attacked by people who were only trying to grab us as there was a real mix of levels at the class. As I explained in the class last night see the DRILL for what it is. It allows you to understand the principle of where you want to align yourself, gives you some sensory overload and a lot of CV. At no point in a real situation would I personally abdicate running around continuously trying to keep people in a line. At the very outset, yes, but then look to exit immediately or look to bring one of the attackers to what my Tactical Edge instructor Mark Davies calls a position of negotiation i.e a position where we have attacked a attacker and have them under our control. By using techniques that can cause pain and distress we can discourage the other attackers and also use the guy as a shield. I hope that Mr Davies might comment further on this at some point on his site or a short response under this post.