Immi Sde Or (Lichtenfeld) -Extensive training in Circus, Jujitsu, Boxing, Fairbairn Knife, Bayonet and Pistol Tactics, British Military Disciplines, and he extracted the Circus out of all realizing the essence of hand to hand combat lies in the split second engagement and must be universal. “I don’t want to fight said Immi – the moment you get rid of your opponent you do not need to fight!".

If someone comes to kill you, rise and kill him first – If you think someone has the intention or the action to come and kill you – kill him first! You don’t fight! You Kill! Extract the Circus Out! Killing should not be entertainment.

Many Martial Arts and Fighting Sports incorporate the entertainment factor. Hard training involves any possible performance to achieve the sports winning goals under its rules which also contribute to the need to excel. Being able to move your body fast over many planes and deliver impact and push and pull leverage navigating quickly around your training partner withstanding long endurance makes you feel good and relaxed and somewhat confident.

But it is the split second prior to entering the hotzone (the distance where whoever attempts to reach his opponent’s pressure points first with sufficient control power gets an advantage over the other) with the most prioritized approach out of many that determines victory! So the difference between Circus training and hand to hand combat training lies in the essence of self defense.

Once the opponent enters the hotzone you reach foil his reach to your pressure point and control his pressure point whichever is feasible first.  The hotzone is the breakeven distance where one can lunge and reach the other’s pressure points without the other having sufficient time to command his limbs to foil the attack! Therefore you must initiate your block and counter as the attacker crosses the hotzone or as you enter the hotzone!

Attacking and blocking before or after the entry to the hotzone

When two opponents are paying attention to this principle and are adhering to it real things are happening. When they don’t – it becomes a Circus! People are reverting to enjoyment of the Circus without learning the boundaries of self defense!

Realistic: Maximizing the efficiency of attacks generating maximum force in minimum time for feasible reach!  Maximizing the efficiency of blocks and escapes.  Maximizing the Tactical Efficiency of realistic Probability.  Adhering to the above principle.

Circus: Both opponents take turns in adhering to the above principles and not resulting in a mish mash demonstration of inefficient attempt to control pressure points, missed opportunities and faked survival. Training partners or sports match athletes are hurting and getting hurt endlessly from stupidity of not understanding the principle above until there is a sufficient control of the opponent through his pressure points! The fact of victory or loss in training or a sports match would have no effect in predicting the outcome of a well trained hand to hand combat opponent!

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