• James DeMile

BRUCE'S FIGHTING ATTITUDE

Bruce had a very specific attitude about a street fight...get it over as quickly as possible. He had what he called "the two second rule"......once you engaged...it should not last over two seconds. So, he focused on two phases of training......the quick take-out techniques and the backup techniques. The quick take-out techniques centered on explosive energy, a specific closing of the gap.....trapping engagement to reduce the opponents immediate offensive/defensive options....and a floating concussion punch to the head....to end the threat. His back-up techniques were extensions of his initial attack...to maintain a controlling distance...to continue his traps and to seek or create an opening for another strike. I will cover these and other primary fighting techniques and concepts in the modules from the DeMile self defense archives. I will clarify why Bruce selected certain techniques for his personal fighting tool pouch ...and what were his backup strategies.