What We Teach

YOUR BRAIN IS YOUR PRIMARY WEAPON.  THEREFORE, YOU ARE ALWAYS ARMED!  TRAIN YOUR BRAIN!

Learn quickly to deliver the 30 something injuries disallowed in martial arts and sports.  

Learning self protection is as much mental as physical.   We get that: such intentional violence is a moral leap — not for the psychopath, but certainly for the rest of us.  We work it out on the mats.

DESD —  teaches strikes, joint breaks, and throws.  Attempting pressure points, locks, and containment will get you killed.  These subjects are not in the curriculum.  It’s pivotal to know why.

DESD — teaches functional bodyweight strength conditioning, cardio drills and combat-dedicated buddy drills  — to hard wire muscle groups delivering your attack.  

 

Edge One

           DESD is not about sparring, competition, or belt promotions.    Don’t spend years kicking and punching.

Edge Two:

Chalk talk helps us catch our breath.

Chalk talk helps us catch our breath.

  • De-escalation is  paramount.  Recognize obnoxious, bullying behavior for what it is — the need for dominance.  Fighting for dominance is silly let alone dangerous. Leave that  to the monkeys.   DESD practices sucking it up —  walking away from insults.
  • DESD teaches the thirty-plus attacks disallowed in competitive sports and martial arts, including the MMA systems. Pretty simple approach. You start with the high value targets then plow your weight-driven intent into those targets. “ONE INCH OF YOU ON ONE INCH OF THE BAD GUY.” (TFT). IT’S THAT SIMPLE.
  • Inflict debilitating injury immediately, like now. As soon as possible, you want to be the one doing the injury. 
  • De-mystifying attacker’s weapons: guns, knives, and blunt objects. DESD assumes the attacker is armed, dedicated, and feels no pain. Very scary. Very possible. This assumption is the most realistic way to train.
  • Principles trump technique – meaning DESD does not teach a myriad of techniques or weapon disarms (i.e., a counter move matching each possible weapon).
  • Diffusing the adrenalin dump. Violence is all about chaos, short for disorientation, fear, and panic. DESD thoroughly examines the 3 Fs — fight/flight/freeze.
  •  Do you have to be super fit to deliver injury to a predator?  Basically, no.  Can you be more effective and powerful?  Probably.  The main point is  Fitness is more about health and overall personal presentation:  feeling good begets looking good begets heads-up empowerment. 

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