Friends, it’s been a while, but something has recently come to my attention that there seems to be 2 main misconceptions about the SDTS in pretty much EVERYONE who I’ve personally talked to about the SDTS.
People watch clips of the training, but never really train at all or not LONG and HARD enough to realize what the SDTS is REALLY about. The first misconception is that it’s a tough guy “I’m gonna kick your ass” type “bar-fighting” system and the second is that it’s overly aggressive and isn’t morally, ethically, legally justified to be training in or using. Now I wonder who’s spreading this type of nonsense and misinformation…
Martial artists, specifically the TFT fanboys that live in the world of THEORIES AND IDEALS and peace-loving hippies…
Case in point, this guy…
I wonder why that video keeps showing in my youtube suggestions, must probably have something to do with this 😉
Ok, in all seriousness, TFT uses the same logic of specific pin-point like accuracy with its targeting that the all-knowing peace-loving left uses whenever a police officer kills an attacking criminal.
“Why didn’t he just shoot him in the leg?” just like “Why didn’t you just take the eye out of his skull and caused an injury?”
TFT positions the whole anti-social vs. asocial thing as a pathetic marketing ploy to appeal to the “intellectually-superior” pacifists who have been scared sh#tless by the media horror stories of predatory and sociopathic violence.
Just take a look at this comment I got recently on one of my youtube videos…
Josh Gouker 2 weeks ago
This video brings to mind something that happened to me when I was working a factory job after I got out of high school. So this guy that was hell of a lot larger than me at the time well over 6 feet tall and 300 pounds started jacking with me because he ate his lunch and wanted the rest of mine too. I wouldn’t give it to him so he got all up in my face and started callin me darky and nigger and demanded I fork my shit over now. Well things got physical and he grabbed me and got me in a bearhug.
Josh Gouker 2 weeks ago
The hold had my arms pinned and I could feel his grip beginning to crush my rips and I couldn’t do jack shit except do what I did next and that was I bit his goddamn nose or at least a good portion of it off. He dropped me stood there screaming and blood gushing out the hole where his nose was with me spitting out the remainder and after a few seconds hit the floor like a sack of potatoes in shock. Really shit nasty I know but I did the only thing I could to survive.
Exactly, WTF??!!! That’s how real life scenarios unfold, completely and utterly random. Who could possibly guess that an argument over sharing LUNCH with a CO-WORKER or over a spilled drink at a BAR could lead to a fight to the DEATH?
Ridiculous? Yes. STUPID? YES. Potentially DEADLY? MOST DEFINITELY.
So if our friend Josh had CONSCIOUSLY CHOSEN TO DO NOTHING aka turned his back and “walked away” as TFT and most mainstream self defense instructors will advise because the cause was “stupid”, he’s now in a FAR WORST scenario where instead of getting bear hugged from the front, he’s now getting bear hugged and tackled OR WORST from BEHIND. This is why in the SDTS, we train you to NEVER ignore any possible threat by,
1) Always establishing distance
2) Always maintaining visual contact with the threat EVEN as you/he walks away.
Don’t confuse the message with the marketing, you STILL have to treat everyone as a threat and this is what all those moronic liberal ass clowns who mock the Self Defense Co as being overly aggressive FAIL to REALIZE…
1) You don’t need to be hit first to hit first
2) You don’t need to see a gun or a knife to hit first
1) What if that 1st “punch” he throws is the one that knocks you out and kills you, do you really want to wait? If they attempt to close the reactionary gap that YOU WERE TAUGHT TO CREATE, you simply let your training take over.
2) Note, “punch,” in the dark, where most attacks occur, under low light conditions, who knows if that punch isn’t a stab, a push dagger, an ice pick, and who knows he isn’t grabbing you so he can pull out his gun and pin you in like a mugging situation.
And oh, why don’t you just give him your wallet?
Because you don’t want to find out if that’s really all he wanted since you’ve already made the mistake of letting him get close enough to pin you in the first place. If there was enough space and time for you to RECOGNIZE the threat and draw your wallet, there was enough space and time for you to RUN like hell. Fight(Module 8) or Flight(Module 7, yes, I know it’s a difficult concept to wrap your head around but the better shape your in, the FASTER you’re going to be able to RUN away and the LESS likely you’re going to pull or twist a bad “something.”)
Again, I find it hard to believe that anyone in their right mind who trains in TFT doesn’t have at least SOME DOUBT at least in the way-back of their minds as to whether or not these techniques would ALL work in REALITY. I know I sure did, and I never had anyone point out EXACTLY what was wrong and fell for the hype of all the positive reviews of TFT’s ability to cause maximal trauma to multiple targets.
Looks great IN THEORY and demonstrates excellent efficiency of motion but in REALITY, who the f#ck is going to stand STILL with their feet spread square to you INITIALLY that would allow you the TIME to STEP IN without grabbing or hitting you first to get that solid of a kick in the groin like that to “rupture the testicles” other than someone with a traditional martial arts background. If his legs were spread any wider, he’d be in a Kiba-dachi/Shika-dachi horse stance, no criminal would EVER CHOOSE to take a stance like that. And even if he ends up there you would use the saddle kick or the bottom of your shin above your foot from Module 2, not the point of your shoe with your foot locked at a 90 degree angle especially if you aren’t wearing steel toe boots and are wearing tennis shoes, for God’s sake, like the guys in the video.
The TFT guys, Chris Rahnk-Buhr specifically mentions in Justified Lethal Force, have the audacity to criticize our “time-tested” and “battle-field proven” front whip kick with the foot pointed as leaving us vulnerable to an ankle injury without taking into consideration the fact that not only do we…
1)Wear steel toe boots and not tennis shoes when we’re out in public most of the time which allows us to
2) Swing it quickly WITHOUT a lot of power or wind up, (lead with speed, follow with power), to get a reaction since it’s more likely to end up hitting his thigh, knee, or shin anyways.
And WHY would you ever WILLINGLY go to the ground and do a wrestling style monkey roll onto your back in a street fight. This throw is presented as Tome Nage/Circle throw as a last resort OPTION in Module 10 of the SDTS IF AND ONLY IF you SCREW UP and find yourself with one of your legs grabbed for a single leg takedown and you’re going down REGARDLESS.
Hell, even Bas Rutten made emphatically clear in his viral street fighting video all over youtube to NEVER choose to go to the ground because that’s where you get killed, KICKED and STOMPED by his FRIENDS and when you roll over some BROKEN GLASS.
90% of street fights go to the ground anyways?
OK, but you want your ATTACKER to be the one that’s getting knocked down to the ground as YOU remain on your FEET. And even if you pulled this throw off, chances are that both of you would/should be scrambling to get to your feet, how can you ASSUME that he’s going to suffer a skull fracture and be unconscious in which case WHY would you STAY on the ground to hammer-fist him in the throat that’s NOT GONNA BE THERE if he’s scrambling to get up.
Even if he is unconscious, legal and ethical issues aside, from a tactical perspective WHY would you TRAIN to KEEP yourself in a more VULNERABLE position and not finish him with your feet?! This whole “getting up is a waste of energy/inefficient” thing is complete and utter bullsh#t theory that’s going to get guys seriously hurt/killed and is a huge disservice to guys who are serious about learning to defend themselves and their loved ones.
Overall, IGNORE the criticisms about the SDTS as being overly aggressive in the wrong scenarios. The next time you come across this BS, just take a moment to stop and think about the KIND of person who’s voicing this criticism and you will see how full of SH#T their arguments are.
3 months ago
I must say this is good stuff from a tactical perspective and definetely will work, however I also must say I don’t like it one bit. The only way society will become less violent is if we begin conveying a message of nonviolence and peace and being in touch with ourselves and one with mother earth and giving respect to all living things from the highest level as we humans to the lowest life forms like insects.
3 months ago
You also must also keep in mind that not everyone who sees this and other free public videos of this nature will use what they learn in purely self defense situations and treat it with the respect it deserves. There are so many immature kids out there or psycho adults who will abuse this knowledge and seriously injure or kill an innocent person. This information is no different than firearms and should be very carefully controlled and regulated from the general public.
Seriously WTF… you trolls ask me how I expect anyone to take ME seriously when youtube is FILLED with “Hippie Bongodude”s
And let’s not forget, “George Zimmerman”
2 months ago
By the way you’re pretty bad ass for an asian, I thought most of you guys sit around playing video games or solving complex calculus equations and eating rice cakes all day. Anyways my only criticism with the SDTS is the fitness/conditioning regimen because I fucking hate exercise with a passion(we always hate things we really need) but the beauty is with this system you can still do a lot of damage to an attacker even if you aren’t jacked or in great shape.
2 months ago
Just wanted to give a big shout out and word of thanks to the Self Defense Company for supporting and standing by me during this whole ordeal and not being brainwashed like so many others by the liberal media. I spent months training mma trying to learn practical self defense and guess what when it came down to the wire didn’t help me a damn bit and if not for the grace of God and my kel tec I wouldn’t even be here now, wished I could have discovered this system a lot sooner.
Glad to be of help, “George,” glad to be of help.
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