May 19th, 2018
Real World Application of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a Weapon-Based-Environment
Contrary to popular belief, many empty hand fights and those involving weapons, end up on the ground. No amount of pontificating or self-proclaimed “expert“posturing will change this simple fact. If you ignore this reality, you may very well find yourself in a situation you cannot handle with disastrous consequences. This course is designed to give the layman a realistic and functional set of concepts, techniques, methodologies, training drills and experiences that will prepare them for a worst case “ground-fight” scenario. All techniques and concepts are high percentile applications which span a wide spectrum of confrontations. Training consists of presentation, drilling and Force-On-Force evolutions providing attendees with immediate feedback regarding the efficacy of the skills learned. The goal of this course is not to create a “ground fighter” or grappler.
The objective is to provide attendees who have limited training time and resources with solid ground survival and escape fundamentals geared toward the increasingly violent weapon based environments they may live, work and/or travel within. And all techniques/concepts are from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and are combat proven over the past 80 years by thousands of practitioners, including the U.S. Army.
- These methods are for everyone regardless of physical condition – young, old, male, female, athlete or not – You DO NOT have to be a professional fighter to perform at a functional level. This will be a class about physical training, but it is NOT boot camp. Participants may go at the pace that is comfortable for them, while trying to push the envelope of their own individual performance.
- Requirements : Loose, comfortable but durable clothes, mouthpiece, cup, notebook, and an open mind
The course is divided into modules that address specific situations. Seminars/training can be customized to fit your needs by arranging for the appropriate modules to be covered. Among the topics covered by the modules include:
- Surviving/defending/escaping when you are on the ground underneath an attacker
- Surviving/defending/escaping when you are on the ground and your opponent is standing
- Functional methods of getting back to your feet
- Countering takedowns and remaining on your feet
- IFWA (in-fight weapon access)
- Denying your opponent’s weapon access – understanding technique, positional hierarchy AND timing
- Multiple opponents – realistically maximizing your chances
- Surviving inside the guard
- Proper usage of the guard to win/escape
- Defending against punches, elbow strikes, stomps, kicks, etc…
- Proper role of “dirty tactics”
- Essential training principles, methods, & drills
- How these concepts & techniques remain true with or without weapon involvement
- Learning to deal with the most common MMA attacks and holds
- Recognizing and defending against common submissions (guillotine, rear naked choke, triangle, arm bar, etc.)
- Structuring and balancing your training and integrating it into a busy real world lifestyle
“Just Enough Jits is the first three hours of this course work is dedicated to surviving a sudden attack and can be taken as a stand alone module. To select this option please select the three and a half hour block of instruction.
About Cecil Burch:
Cecil Burch has been pursuing his passion for functional Martial Arts and self-defense for over 36 years. He has trained and held instructor certifications in many arts, ranging from Jeet Kune Do and the Filipino Martial Arts, Savate, Muay Thai and multiple Pentjak Silat systems, as well as Western Boxing. Cecil is currently a 1st degree black belt under Megaton Dias in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has competed extensively, including winning multiple American National championships and others. He has also been a firearms enthusiast all his life, including going through the General Pistol class at Gunsite under Jeff Cooper and Louis Awerbuck. He has trained extensively with SouthNarc in multiple classes, pistol coursework with Larry Vickers, Mike Pannone and Tom Givens (including the Pistol Instructor course), and carbine and pistol work with Pat McNamara, Chuck Taylor and extensive personal training with Chris Lapre, LEO (Pinal County Sherriff’s Office) and former Vickers certified instructor. He has also competed in varied shooting competitions. Cecil has conducted seminars across the U.S. as well as internationally in places like England and Singapore. He has been a featured presenter at the Mid-Atlantic Training Conference (2010), NE Shooter’s Summit (2013, 2014, 2016), Rangemaster Polite Society Conference (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) and has worked extensively with Law Enforcement officers, Federal Air Marshals, military special operation troops, and private citizens on the functional utilization of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, boxing, and clinch fighting in close quarters combat.
For more information on Mr. Burch please check out his website at http://www.iacombatives.com/