is a set of separate components with their own specific purpose,
that – when put together – make the process greater
than each individual part.
A COMBAT SYSTEM is a formal training program consisting of:
– an overall strategy to combat
– specific tactics for short term objectives in combat
– tools and weapons (techniques)
– a platform for developping body mechanics and structures
– methods to develop distance awareness and reactions
– internal and moral cultivation
A TECHNIQUE is a motion with a clear purpose,
supported by body structure and applied with tactics.
The foundations of any formal learning are the textbooks
(standardized texts). They contain a progression from general information
in the earlier chapters to specific information in latter chapters.
FORMS serve as textbooks in combat systems,
detailing the principles, techniques, body mechanics,
fundamental attributes, concepts, and providing guidelines
for the application of techniques in each stage of training.
Phisically, the use of forms introduces techniques (motions)
and develops body structure.
DRILLS with partner are used to strengthen the body structure
and to develop attributes using consistent or inconsistent contact,
various ranges or relatively the same range.
When practising forms, the student has no truly clear concept
of how the developed structures are put into application.
Once introduced to contact training, he/she is given a platform
where the body structure can be tested.
Once that experiene has been gained, the student takes on
a new understanding, a new depth and meaning to the forms.
The use of contact with another person
under less controlled circumstances (free sparring, ”talking hads”)
serves to develop the tactical and technical ability
of the student and will bring a deeper understanding
of the forms and of the exercises with partner.
TACTICS AND STRATEGY are used with the purpose
of removing from the enemy the ability and/or will
to continue to fight.
A strategy is the overall plan, the clear roadmap
from the start of the conflict until the finish.
A tactic is a specific action plan to support the strategy.
It deals with short-term goals.