The Tricky Space Between Sport and Combat
by Kris Wilder; Lawrence A. Kane
Pub Date 01 May 2013
Goals—what you are fighting for changes every element of how you fight
If you fight, you fight for a goal and you fight in an environment.
In a sport environment you want to win quickly and decisively, with solid assurances that your opponent will be able to get up and compete again tomorrow.
In a combat environment you also want to win quickly and decisively, but with solid assurances that your adversary cannot get up and re-engage.
In the tricky space between sport and combat, termed "drunkle" (a commingling of the words drunk and uncle), you may be wrangling an out-of-control friend or relative, someone you need to restrain but do not want to injure. This puts the responsibility of their safety entirely on you.
Understanding these environments is vital! Appropriate use of force is codified in law and any actions that do not accommodate these rules can have severe repercussions. Your martial art techniques must be adapted to best fit the situation at hand.
The authors analyze 30 fundamental strikes, kicks and locks, and present 12 well-known sport competition forms modified for each of the three vital environments: Sport, Drunkle, and Combat.
Be Smart. Know how to adapt.
A Note From the Publisher
Foreword by Rory Miller, author, martial artist, former Sergeant corrections officer, "In this book, Wilder and Kane talk about the other dimension: how goals, what you are fighting for, change every element of how you fight."
Foreword by Marc MacYoung, "Dirty Ground won't teach you how to deal with the police. What it will do is help you understand use of force choices and pick a response that is both better for the task at hand and more defensible. That's a pretty important thing to know."
"Honest and effective instruction on handling confrontations that become a physical grapple. First class!"-Al Peasland, author, self-protection instructor, founder of Complete Self Protection Ltd.
"Fills a void in martial arts training. The critically important place between sport grappling and combat grappling."-Loren W. Christensen, 8th dan, author, police officer (ret.)
"Kane and Wilder provide a guide to understanding and adapting your fighting techniques appropriately to the situation at hand, be it sport, control, or combat."-Alain Burrese, J.D., former U. S. Army 2nd Infantry Division Scout Sniper School instructor, author
"You can never be too prepared. At the end of the day, what matters is that you go home safely. This book will allow the greatest opportunity to meet that challenge."-Mike McGinnis, jail administrative officer, member of ALERT team
"This book should be on the shelf of any martial artist who is concerned about responsible self-defense along with its moral and legal consequence!"-Linda Yiannakis, M.S. 5th dan (USA Judo/USJJF), member of National Board of Advisors, Institute of Traditional Martial Arts at UNM
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