- Technique is where it all starts.
- To be an effective fighter or martial artist from any level, you need to know the technique.
- Without it, you will not know what to do in a fight or self-defense situation.
- Thankfully, technique is one of the easier things to learn and it only gets better over time.
- What is the point of good technique if you cannot hit the target you are trying to hit?
- Just like firing a gun at a target, you become more competent with a firearm the closer and more consistent you are on the bull’s eye.
- This is also very true when fighting.
- To perfect your accuracy, you should aim for smaller targets just like shooting the bull’s eye.
- Use focus mitts or a heavy bag to perform this drill.
- There are other resources out there that are built for improving accuracy, but for the sake of saving you money, there are cheaper methods you can use.
- The more you develop and perfect your technique and accuracy the more power you are able to generate.
- Some level of power will come naturally when you first start out, but for most, not enough to actually do any damage.
- Devastating power comes over time.
- Speed is the last part of the fundamental training.
- The faster you are in reflexes, shot execution, movement, and footwork, the harder it will be to hit you, block, or evade your shots.
- Speed is a lot like power; the more you train on speed, the faster you will become.
- You will not be fast overnight.
- It takes dedication and a lot of hours to become faster.
WHAT ARE THE COMPONENTS OF POWER?
Power can not be conjured up by simply wishing it to be so.
Each officer — regardless of age, size, or sex — is capable of developing the ability to use the components of power to their advantage to win every undesirable, but inevitable street confrontation.
- Power is defined as the ability to generate as much force as fast as possible.
- Strength is the amount of force a muscle, or group of muscles, can exert against an external load.
Power is generated through the combination of seven forces.
- Simplicity of Technique
1 – Balance
- The most basic component of power is balance
- It must be automatic, Instantly Fluid and Present During Continuous Movement and Capable of Being Maintained As Momentum Increases
- Balance is linked with timing and is improved by working with moving targets.
2 – Endurance
Primarily of a cardiovascular nature.
Endurance is improved through aerobic exercises such as running, swimming, or bicycling.
3 – Flexibility
- Rigidity presents tremendous problems during a confrontation. \
- It is tied to Tension, Fear, Nervousness, and Lack of Confidence.
4 – Focus
- A Result of Proper Mind and Body Coordination.
- Total Concentration must be directed to a Specific Technique.
5 – Speed
- Generated through continuous repetition.
- Can make up for lack of strength.
6 – STRENGTH
- Works in conjunction with the other components of power.
- The strongest officer possesses little power when off balance or exhausted.
7 – Simplicity
Keep it short & simple!