We study the principles of hand-to-hand fighting, not the holds. The understanding of Russian martial art and the work itself are built on the basis of conscience of these principles. Being aware of some principles you can create lots of variants to force your partner (or an enemy).
- The dislocation of enemy’s center of mass from the area of bearing;
- The impact at an angle of 45 degrees (the angle of stalling);
- The work in a number of ways;
- The using a pair of forces;
- Leverage: the whole body is made up of leverages, etc.
- The economy of your own efforts by using the enemy’s strength.
The imitation of a real situation is also important during the training. As a result of the fact that while training we don’t strike (at first), we must imitate the real attack, but it shouldn’t be just a simple straightening of an arm. Besides, the attack (or another action) must have an emotion coloring (the intention). All of that will help the partner to defend more precise and competent. Therefore, during the training there are two people who study.
We pay much attention to the psychology of a real fight. Through the special methodology and work with real weapons we prepare human psychic during the trainings.
The basic principles of hand-to-hand fight.
- The main movement direction of the mass of your opponent. It may not agree with the direction of its blows, and it is possible that you, even astray from your enemy’s attack, but remain in place, will be knocked out of the moving mass of the opponent. If there is the difference in weight in 30 kilograms you should avoid such collisions. You will be just trampled out. Therefore, while keeping yourself protected from attacks or shocks, you should always shift to the side, at least to avoid a direct impact.
- From any position – any attack. Your opponent shouldn’t feel calm in the area of accessibility of your strokes. There shouldn’t be just powerful “armor” attacks. You may not have the opportunity to hit. But you can almost always overwhelm the enemy by easy, but unexpected attacks, which won’t lead to the defeat of the enemy, but will greatly complicate his actions.
- Convenient location. Because of it every of your actions will be done faster. There should be no crossing of arms and feet! It leads to a limited degree of mobility. (“The left hand has nothing to do in the right pocket!”)
- Constant removing your partner’s balance. The opponent, who doesn’t stand steadily on his feet, cannot hit you hard or knock you down.
- The muscles are relaxed. Remember, relaxation is speed!
- The attention. No outside thoughts, doubts, wishes.
- Work depending on the situation. Do not program your actions! The situation may change and the program will have to be changed, and that is time… Use the features of the terrain.
- The economy of motions. No silly jumps or waving of arms! Each movement is thought of thoroughly. You don’t know how long the fight will last and what will happen after.
- Save power.
- Do not prolong the fight. For the same reasons.
- Constant approach with the enemy. The approach and the leaving the line of attack allow you not to miss the hard and unexpected hit. Touching the opponent, you get the additional information about his intentions, which is especially important in the dark or during the temporary blindness.
If there are several opponents, the main principles remain the same. But, besides that:
- Do not retreat. You are the owner of the territory. Chase your opponents, do not run from them.
- Human shield. Make the cover from the injured, but standing enemy and turn the way where he would stand between you and other strikers.
- Manage your human shield through the pain.
- If there are two opponents, put them into the line. If there are many of them, they, as a rule, do not line up.
- Knock one down to the others` feet.
- Tread on the defeated enemies.
- Do not get carried away by one enemy, frequently switch.
- Use the whole arsenal. Using only blows usually isn’t enough to beat several enemies.
- Do not stand, always move.
- Do not count opponents. If there are more than three of them, then it doesn’t matter how many! More than three people cannot attack you at the same time.
- If you have fallen – rise, hitting and defending. Bring your enemies down, attacking from the ground. Remember, that the opponent, while falling, can help you to rise up, if you hold him (“counterbalance”).
The laws of hand-to-hand fighting:
- Always move, do not stand. When feet walk – head works!
- We search for the spots of support and, as we find them, – the body starts to bind automatically.
- The mental involvement into the work of body only distorts and perverts your moves. Further you’ll understand that the skill “not to think” is better than the ability to think!
- It’s enough to move for a millimeter, and the attack will go by.
- Managing and control are the basis which allows us to work.
- We make the enemy do the move, which gives them an uncontrolled acceleration.
- When the opponent acquires an uncontrolled acceleration, you take control of him. In a firth there is always one who controls…
- The examination: it’s important not only to recollect, but to be “there and then”.
- The mental repeating of everything that was on the trainings, tracing the positive and negative moments, etc. plays a great role while studying. Gradually the recollecting projects on the everyday life and also on the dreaming. These exercises greatly develop memory, help to trace and to remove mistakes while the situation is developing.
- The main quality of simple mechanics is the transmission of energy. The point is that in one-on-one fight a person basically uses such quality of simple mechanics as the benefit in power. In a “solid” fight, when the attacks are leading from different sides, it’s important to know how to move. This skill is based on the fact that the energy which is flowing in a “solid” space, while hitting a fighter, would not destroy him, but through the system of levers (human is a system of levers) and via the rebound from an inclined plane would be transmitted to other directions, hitting the enemy. For example, if you hit a person to the shoulder, he can transmit the energy through the system of leverages the way that an aggressor or an enemy, who is standing near, will blow a reciprocal stroke.
- While moving in the space of a “solid” fight a fighter uses his enemies not just as an additional source of energy, but as the additional spots of support, which give new opportunities while moving, holding the balance, checking the space.