you found that most 'grappling' videos teach
techniques that are so complicated that you cannot possibly
learn them, never mind actually use them if you had to?
you purchased DVDs and videos that claim to
teach ground fighting for the street, only to find out
they are really for sport jiu-jitsu.
your martial arts school ignore (leave out)
ground fighting completely?
you a beginner at self defense training and wish there
was an easy way to learn how to defend yourself on the
arts schools leave it out of their curriculum. Most videos
claim to teach it but fail to give you simple and effective
techniques that will really work. Is there a way for the
average person to learn how to defend themselves on the
I was recently
talking to a fellow martial arts instructor whose art
did not include any ground fighting skills. He did not
buy the claims that "90% of all fights (or self defense
situations) end up on the ground" (and neither do
He did admit
that some percentage of them do, however, and felt he
needed to add something to his program that would help
his students know what to do, if they were either knocked
or pushed down or taken to the ground.
He told me
he purchased over a dozen ground fighting and grappling
videos looking for a simple system that he could learn
and then teach his students.
Not one of
them gave him simple and effective techniques that he
could learn from a video and that would be simple enough
to work under an adrenal rush.
Over a period
of time, he enrolled in a couple of martial art schools
that taught grappling. Before enrolling, he asked the
instructors if what they would teach him, would be good
for the street. He was told in both cases, "absolutely
yes". He said, while the instructors were very talented
and were excellent grapplers, he found the same problem.
What they taught was far too complicated, did not include
much, if any striking and was focused on competition training
rather than street self defense.
what is the answer?
invited my friend to meet me one morning at my school.
Since we both teach later in the day, we have the luxury
of cross training in other systems if we choose.
spent several hours that first morning sharing our techniques
and ideas on defending yourself from the ground. He liked
the simplicity of what I was teaching as well as the striking
we were doing from the various ground positions. He
was especially impressed of how we defend against a standing
opponent if we are pushed or knocked down.
just a few weeks he had my system down and began teaching
it in his school. Some time later he told me, that while
he modified a few techniques to his liking, he was teaching
my system to his students, just as I had shown him. He
was confident that his students could defend themselves
if they had to on the ground.
Let me tell
you how this all came about.
For many years
my training was mostly confined to stand up fighting (self
defense). I figured that if I honed my skills in stand
up fighting that I would not have to deal with grappling
or fighting on the ground.
Then came the
If you are
not familiar with the UFC it is the Ultimate Fighting
Challenge. The UFC is a professional arena where two opponents
use mixed martial arts skills to fight to a knockout,
tap out or decision.
claim there are "no rules" there are certain
illegal or disallowed strikes and techniques which are
mostly kept secret.
I will never
forget UFC #1. There where some really tough stand up
fighters in that match. Full contact kick boxers, Muay
tai fighters, experienced karate, kung fu and tae kwon
do fighters. If you didn't see it, all of these guys lost
to good grapplers and ground fighters.
It was a real
eye opener for many martial arts instructors, black belt
competitors and I think the general public as well. How
could these experienced stand up fighting experts be taken
down so easily? Why was it so easy for the grapplers to
beat the strikers?
shown us. The stand up fighters knew nothing about fighting
from the ground while the grapplers had at least some
good basic stand up skills. Today of course, this has
all changed, as the current UFC participants are well
rounded fighters who can fight standing as well as on
Look, you are
not apt to having to face a skilled UFC fighter on the
street, nor do you probably have the time or inclination
to train that long or hard. You need some good basic skills
to stop the mugger, rapist or street thug.
So, being a
martial arts innovator, I set out to learn how I could
improve my ground fighting skills in a way that was 'street'
focused, was easy to learn and execute, and would work
in most realistic street situations.
It had to be
simple. It had to include striking. It had to be quick
and easy to learn. I set this criteria because I know
that without those qualities most of my students probably
wouldn't 'get it' or if they did, it would never work
on the street anyway.
The most often
overlooked obstacle to effective street self defense is
dealing with the adrenaline rush which is the natural
effect of real aggression. Loss of fine motor coordination,
the shakes, tunnel vision, auditory exclusion (you can't
hear much) and loss of most of your cognitive thinking
are the main negative effects of the "adrenal dump"
as we like to call it.
What this means
is simplicity and directness are key. Complication is
the enemy. Stick with things that are simple to learn,
easy to execute and very effective.
years of trial and error, looking for simple solutions
and effective street self defense techniques on the ground,
we developed what has become:
Self Defense 101 Volume III
is what I it contains:
fall if you are pushed or knocked to the ground. Simple
enough, but the ground can "hit" harder
than most men. Knowing how to go down without cracking
your head or damaging your spine is critical to prevent
permanantly damaging your body but also to winning
the fight or escaping the attack.
ground positions. The best and easiest ways to position
your body if you find yourself on the ground.
kick from the ground against a standing opponent.
Your legs are your primary weapons in this situation.
do if your opponent grabs one or both of your primary
weapons (your legs or ankles) while you are down.
Knowing these techniques is vital to prevent your
attacker from mounting you.
and leg takedowns.
against a 'side attack'. What to do if your first
line of attack is breached.
execute the tactical or combat 'stand up'. Knowing
how and just as importantly when to get to your feet,
when the opportunity arrises.
against the worst possible position, the rear attack
when on the ground.
drills from the ground against a standing opponent.
How to move, kick and position yourself.
against chokes and punching attacks when your opponent
has mounted you.
the side mounted headlock (several escapes).
against a single or double leg takedown.
from the guard and the mounted positions (and what
against the side mount in various positions.
against a body smother or any similar position where
your opponent is on top and using their weight to
try and crush or smother you.
against a mounted opponent that has you 'pinned' to
up grappling. How to control the attack while still
standing the instant before it goes to the ground.
This is important so that you position yourself to
be in the superior position when you hit the deck!
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trained with other instructors, even in the military,
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S. Christensen, Hamburg, NJ
trained over 20 years in Uechi Ryu karate before coming
to Mr. Pace, I had an extensive background in self defense.
I've learned more about street fighting tactics in the
last two years than in my 20 years of prior training."
J. Burka, Wantage, NJ
a women, learning to defend from the ground can not only
save your life, but save your dignity as well. The techniques
are simple and easy to learn."
Dr. Laurie LaSorsa, Chester, NJ
Pace's method of teaching self defense is awesome. None
of the fluff you get from most videos I've seen. Just
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G. Tizzano, Franklin, NJ
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C. Manzione, Vernon, NJ
a technique I learned from Shihan Pace, I dropped a would
be attacker with one well placed blow. This guy was twice
T. Akos, Oak Ridge, NJ
Pace is the real thing. His self defense system is quick,
effective and powerful. I will only teach his techniques
at my dojo."
T. Joseph, 4th Degree Black Belt, Fairfield,
Pace's video on Ground Fighting is excellent and extremely
effective. This video really provides the necessary techniques
to effectively deal with an aggressive opponent when you
are on the ground."
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