Sunday, December 06, 2009

Hey everybody here is another reason why you need to learn how to punch bareknuckled, cause you never know...


Iowa man ordering food at a restaurant
called a zombie, then punched twice
Associated Press: Last update: October 25, 2009

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa City police are investigating an early morning assault in which a man accused another of being a zombie, then punched him twice. Police said the assault occurred at 1:17 a.m. Sunday at an Iowa City restaurant south of the University of Iowa campus.

A man was ordering food when he was approached by another man who called him a zombie, then hit him in the eye. When the victim tried to call police on his cell phone, the man punched him again, breaking his nose.

The man then ran out a back door.

The victim was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

Now what can we learn from this incident so it doesn't happen to you...

What Was The Guy Ordering?
What else "brains", yeah, obvious Zombie. No question.

Anywhere, Any place
"Doesn't matter where it happened. Zombies can attack at a restaurant, mall, home, anywhere. Thank goodness this citizen was there to stop him."

Bad Zombie Hunter
"This guy has no idea how to destroy a zombie. Severe head trauma, people!
A punch to the eye is only going to make the zombie mad."
That's the trouble...
...with Iowa City. All the friggin' zombies.

Out Break Tip
"You have to be careful when evaluating a potantial zombie outbreak."

Zombie Tip
Physical contact with a zombie is never a good idea.

The Bottom Line
The only thing that works permanently is REMOVING THE HEAD!

So be careful, alert, and aware at all times and above all learn how to knock out the zombies that get in your space.
Take care
Daniel Sambrano

Friday, December 04, 2009

Adaptation is important in fighting and online videos

Last week I shot a quick video to throw up on YouTube that covered basic defense and counters to a hay maker punch. The key take away from this is not so much about technique, but more about developing the ability to recognize targets and exploit those opportunities on the fly.

Shooting a YouTube video with an experienced partner is completely different, and less realistic than doing that video with junior students or individuals who have no martial arts training. Experienced training partners know what is expected from them, and they react exactly as you want them to. That's how the technique on some of those martial arts guru videos appear so clean. But if you try and shoot an unrehearsed video with a newbie you'll get a reaction that is true to what you'll see in a real street fighting situation.

This video, I think, proves the point. I did the shot with a newer student who had not yet learned the techniques I was demonstrating. His reactions forced me to adapt to the situation in real time in order to eliminate his threat. This is especially true against multiple opponents.

I highly suggest that you add "playing" to your training regimen. Playing, as I call it is having a partner throw a specific technique (punch, elbow, knee, kick, knife attack, etc.) and as you counter you play with various counters. Look for targets, and use angles & footwork to move around your opponent. And drill this over and over, It really helps develop quick thinking and situational awareness.

Remember, there's more than one way to skin a cat, especially if you happen have a karambit!