Self-Defense (special guest: Dave Camarillo)


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Self-Defense (special guest: Dave Camarillo)

So this is dave hello mario and we're going to teach quite a few things one of my favorite instructors off all things across all possible subjects we'll be covering a lot of ju jitsu but also trains a lot of professional fighters including ufc champions so I want to demonstrate one of the many, many things that dave can do just by having him kill me softly with with his technique so what a lot of people don't realize about davis not only is he world class on the ground and you just knew he also has a very strong background in judo uh and uh judy looks like this so judo is called the gentle art there's nothing gentle about this throw here way movies who's next way could even do like thea showed on like the air you can attack me, you attack me wrong technique. Oh, my god. Okay, I think it's enough of that. All right, so a couple things I want you to realize so dave could do this all day. The beauty of it is I could also do that for a really long time because I learned how to fall and wha...

t I'm gonna let dave do is take you guys through the entire basic curriculum will have come up demonstrate and I will let days take it from here first of all, people take more shots for many different reasons generally self defense ah lot do for sport for example brazilian jiu jitsu competitions judo competitions er and sometimes thie what I call self preservation aspect of it gets lost because they focused they get very narrow minded, narrow view of what their objective objectives are so what I'm gonna do I'm gonna show you guys a basic curriculum that I wrote for self defense I'd teach a lot of women's self defence but this is a general self defense and it starts with what he's talking about okay me who came he's the art of breaking fall and as I throw him if you notice he's taking the impact of that throat and distributing it through his body not in one specific spot so that he loses air uh damages his body and again we could do this all day he probably wake up very sore but you know he's a master of who came so I'm going to show you guys something came in. So can we get some volunteers few volunteers? Anybody all right, so let's move this matter quickly. Thank you. Yeah, no shoes please. I want to get stepped on. So this is a self defense curriculum? Er first part we're going to start with the fall breaking fall okay, this is basic became me all right? We're gonna start off with a squat so we get really close to the ground first the idea is if I'm breaking fall and I learnt it the way I just showed you with tim it's not gonna go well so we're gonna get close to the ground first we're gonna start with just a basic squat and I'm gonna put my hands on the ground to stabilize my body okay the next thing you guys just actually come a little four because you're gonna be rolling backwards so right about middle of matt there you go what I'm gonna do I'm gonna do it first I'm gonna kind of bold my back and roll backwards when I roll backwards at the extent of my fall I'm gonna slap the mat okay breaking the fall so I should hear it go ahead nice and relaxed beautiful case them back up do it again I squat position very good well you're back roll backwards excellent back up more and just fall beautiful now face me there are many ways to stand up there is one proper way in a self defense situation okay since we're sitting on the ground I want you guys kind of just mimic what I do my feet on the ground my knees are up my hands are here protecting my face I'm going to choose one side okay when I choose one side I favor one side when I do that my knee is gonna touch the ground so I'm just gonna fall and post my hand which supports my weight I didn't do that one side beautiful okay what you want is your fingers to point away from your body palm down and I'm gonna lean towards that palm putting weight on there to support my weight here just towards the paul keep your arms straight what you'll feel is your bottom leg you can relax it and I don't want you to be firm with it just relax when I want to do is post my right foot behind my hands beautiful and then I stand up with my hands up excellent now we're going to do something called who came again close to the mat what's your space who came here now we're gonna sit up she was aside protect our face I do what's called standing in base okay all my weight goes towards my palm again pull that leg behind you and stand now stand there real quick very important marshals to have a good stan it's a good base that's fundamental meaning I can't just walk over and push you over here please if he's standing just square and straight just hanging out I could easily just push him over okay? He has to take an extra step to not fall what I want you guys to do is whatever wherever your target is which is in front of you general you should be facing your adversary one foot in front of one foot back slight bend in your knees with your hands up case like a fighting stands all right, so going to practice falling down getting up right into a fighting stance okay, everybody got it watch your spacing okay, so I'm gonna do it first and then you guys go okay? You don't have to do that fast in nice and slow go ahead, go beautiful excellent go beautiful go good. Make sure that hands behind you one more time. Excellent. All right, guys look mean, all right? Let's, move on. Okay, so obviously, if we fall down in a self defense situation, you generally do not want to fight from your back even though there are techniques to defend yourself from the back. And this is where sport and self defense very you know, tremendously in prison just to competition. We do what's called like pulling guard. You know, brazilians just who is artistic? It is a self defense, but the rules that govern present just sue kind of make it desirable through systems on the ground for me to pull guard and win competitions and generally if you do that and you do that over and over again, you start to become what I what I say like deficient, so if I'm not reading tim's book, I've become deficient certain minerals in my body to make me strong I don't have enough vegetables in my body it's very similar so if I just I'm used to pulling guard and I dont reinforce the importance of staying standing or if somebody attacks me staying mobile on my feet and have the ability to you know make distance and stay on my feet and find an exit I'm reinforcing a situation that could put me in a bad situation okay so we want to do again real quick you step away always be ready that's another thing when I clap my hands you ready? Go excellent. Okay, so again I'm mourning teaching you guys the importance of just where you should be mobile in a good stance if you're attacked okay and always knowing your surroundings all right next thing I want to do is we're going to start from the ground all the way up so actually going backwards so I'ma start worse case scenario worse case scenario is being on the ground and fighting imagine somebody on top of you trying to gouge your eyes trying to hurt you and you're on your back now imagine there's two people okay? You can see that you know, things could go bad really quickly so what I want to do is get you comfortable with somebody on top of you and you guys going to work together doing this okay guys ready so we're going to get comfortable with with what's called in brazilian ju jitsu the butterfly garden okay so we're gonna get a partner and I make what's called hooks my feet arch and they hooked my opponent's body it does a couple things gives me a little bit of control of them because when you're attacked you actually want control of who's attacking you don't want them to be free to move okay so I want some type of control also my shin is going to create a barrier between me and them that's that barry where at least again they can't close the distance so easily so when I make these hooks I have this barrier we call butterfly because these are like wings so my needs air open and I'm ready to fight I'm sitting yup okay he's going to try to lunge at me kind of like a zombie okay and I want to be on the inside I want to hear the groaning ok you're grated on it all right? So I'm on the inside and I'm I'm controlling the biceps and I have a little bit of control with my elbows in my shoulders can touch my knees and I'm just controlling and he's doing his zombie thing and I'm just keeping him away from me so he doesn't bite me okay so what I want you to do is get down just be comfortable with his position we'll move forward from there so grab a partner put your hooks in butterfly guard stopped the zombie let's go beautiful that's it running okay, freeze freeze freeze! Freeze right on the biceps was in good let me hear your groaning beautiful good stone let him bite you so home intensive use your poems use your palms. Yes. Good. All right. So it's top to bottom let's go very important. Uh and uh, this is a good place to start worst case scenario just to point out something that day david indicate especially if you're a woman and you're attacked by a really large male aggressive you're going to end up on your back and chances are you find a guy who wants to punch you in the face male female different story excellent good. Are you groaning good put your weight forward like you're trying to get on there you go good. He corrected it there's a zombie spectrum some are pretty nice summer really summer slow summer fast some know judo okay standing bass everybody up fight sense okay, okay. Me base. Okay, good. All right, let's, move on. Now that we're comfortable keeping an attacker at least at bay or some type of control on and let me talk about hub's we call this a hub in my book hub is a position where you have a degree of control and options and infighting we try to find hubs and as a matter of fact we try to trap our opponent in a hub and so like if one of you were attacked me right now I would put you in one of my hubs and I would work my my systems and my options until something you know breaks exactly good we've known each other a long time he's broken me okay, so this is a hub a system where I have control so I'm in my butterfly guard and again I could be offensive if I can't get up I can attack aiken you know your fire designs I misbehave yeah that's for later all right someone turn to the side so here's what you do you're gonna get comfortable now with your opponent's weight so if he charges at me what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna get comfortable controlling the way so I want you to feel the weight my knees air still open make sure your knees they're open because that keeps them at bay I have my hooks go and put all your weight on me and I'm just gonna control him now when I put my wait here I'm gonna push him back where he was and I'm extend my legs to make space so we're going to do that over and over said he could drive away forward I'm gonna push him away and he goes forward I'm gonna push him away everybody got it watch your spacing, okay and go real slow before we do this you into an elevation to eugene just for fun of course so way lift up that's next class all right okay so with your partner take it really slow get back to that butterfly guard they're going to put your so your partner on top you have to help out so you're gonna put your weight forward okay except the wait make sure you have the biceps controlled except the weight feel the weight and then push the weight off of you everybody got let's go quick bottom don't be afraid if the person you're parting with his heavier because you're supporting them on your skeleton you're not using a lot of muscular strength is not like your bench pressing them off okay so don't be afraid as the person on top to really put the weight on it all comes on the leverage put your knees down attorneys down which years years which weight forward forward forward forward forward forward there you go look at that now push him away from you beautiful careful careful slower that was good, good, good uh slower when you push them off of you not faster or you you guys all right? Okay switched out the bottom go ahead stay relaxed no here let me try this when we get in there real quick watch me real quick butterfly garden I want my knees down on the ground and I'm putting my weight forward so I don't even walk feel my weight control my weight now now push it away that's it let my knees hit not my feet okay nice and relaxed good good let your niece it just let your knees hit against the light watch me I'm gonna do this my knees are down and I'm fighting and about my body and then I go and he pushes me yeah nice and relaxed good you guys good because good good team because good thanks if if if you are already like this when they get on top of you you're not going to have enough control so you want to keep a cz tight as possible here so you have the control to rock and push them off on dh don't use your thumbs and you want that inside control we say like balled up yet and so we look in terms of how vulnerable you are the flatter I am the worse it is yeah this is really bad because he's open he could put me on stomach he could do all kinds of things, but if I'm balled up I have some kind of defense and I could actually get my feet in there, okay? And I can kick and do all kinds of things all right? For now we're keeping it simple obviously like I said before, this is a hub there are so many options from here is ridiculous. The idea is you want control. Okay, okay, now let's move forward now we're just gonna implement the standing bass to get us on our feet again, right? So this is worst case scenario I get taken down, guy drive on top of me going on the inside someone you guys were naturally doing it, but you see what just happened? We call it a pummel so if he beats me he's on the inside, I'm bubbling here, okay? Kind of like a wrestling move, but I'm going on the inside so I'll always be on the inside so they can attack me. Okay? Keep that in mind now when I push him away he's going to stay on his knees if he goes to his feet like some of your doing, I'll start kicking him but for now, just keep it simple he's gonna stay on his nose each other yet when I kick him away I'm gonna make a frame when I make a frame it's across grip to the shoulder and notice I'm kind of arm's length away now I'm creating space and in reality jiu jitsu judo doesn't matter what it is fighting someone attacks me I need a control space, okay so I'm going to post my hand and just do my stand in base and take this slow some of you guys are doing this again and you put your hands remember I'm turning my body like I'm running away I suppose he can come at me right here and I could just keep him away ok? So one more time starting on the ground, I'm here maybe we'll do a couple pummeling push him away, make my frame and we do this at the same time watch I turn support my weight because what I'm doing I'm gradual I'm raising my level and then I'm getting to my feet dr ford here's where I want to be right in my fight stance okay then we'll talk about this position don't notice this is gradual working our way up everybody got with a partner so you want to make it I want to point something out here because I think this is part of the magic of what dave does do you see how he has a logical progression? There is a sequence. So just like we talked about the distant construction selection sequencing steaks this is like the secret sauce ah, that dave has really put together as a framework for creating extremely good fighters and that's why he's in the for our chef and he is the first page of the sequence chapter because you go to a lot of schools and I've been to a lot of judas to schools really good fighters not the best not the best teachers because their classes or intended to be easy for them to teach so it's like what we teach today uh okay technique de jure and then the students are like wow all you can eat buffet of technique I don't do I don't remember anything yeah exactly so anyone not in trouble I want to point out the commonalities between very good teachers which also tells you the approach of really good students so get out okay, butterfly guard make space standing based let's go put your weight forward mr berry coca weight forward kick him away make a frame sand base fights dance beautiful war war cry is it? Yeah awesome. Very good careful careful santa base very good push sand base excellent. Make sure you're supporting your weight by posting behind you that's really crucial okay, one more time or switched yeah, yeah let me see. Woman excellent cross grip on the shoulder beautiful that's it right there. Okay, switch now freeze closest point to you that shoulder right there post your hand and up now you're fighting okay? You move this match that was good she falls over she has to kind of regain her base to come chase you now leg back behind you posted behind you know, you're right leg so watch me watch my really watch behind now I'm here supporting my way thiss leg doesn't do anything until I posted behind me like I turned my hip and post beautiful, beautiful, excellent time. Very good, yeah question yes, sir. So quick question, ladies, how does it feel having a strange man in between your legs a little uncomfortable? No, I just want to make a point here, e I beat that one of the punch, so just a point I wanna make it. This is an issue that I sometimes have with let's say all female self defense classes you have to train realistically to react realistically and part of that means making putting yourself in a maximum position of discomfort psychologically, physically in otherwise and this is a good way to do it. All right? So just want to point that out like it's intended to be, to provide a level discomfort, otherwise you're not going to react realistically when you have to write john rambo philosopher he was right when he said the mind is the most powerful weapon everything starts right here people say, oh, it's it's I don't know ninety percent mental it's a hundred percent mental your mind gets you out of the bed in the morning you're mine, you know pushes you to do things general, you wouldn't do that discipline that all starts right here and again if you're not putting these situations when you're training it's not like I'm punching out you're going crazy way take this baby steps we go slowly ok but then you start getting used to the idea of someone on top you for example okay, so let's talk about the standing position uh the frame is the same and there's many clinches from here okay all kinds of clinches and again what do I call this position? Any position I'd try to get to a hub the position where have control and options what are my options that knee's beautiful I can throw knees aiken get his eyes I can elbow there's all kinds of things I can push him away from me. Okay, so that same frame that we used from the bottom position we will carry into the top position and again that's if you look at this that developmental stages I'm on the ground and this is one thing I gotta talk about self defense I don't like self defense. I mean, I understand people know what it means I say self defense maybe I'm selling something but really defend I'm offensive if you attack me I'm offensive, I'm not defending myself, it sounds weak I have lost the fight before it started so I get taken out someone's on top me, they're trying to do me harm I'm offensive, and I'm quick in a lot of a lot of the actions I do, I don't even think about my hubs already kind of registered. So what I want you guys to do is put this together, your body, ac lamaze to doing it in steps. So with tim, tim is gonna make a frame the same frame we're using on the ground when he pushes me, I'm just gonna okay me when I fall he's gonna come forward to my butterfly guard and then I'm just gonna go right into my my sequence, so when he goes, I can catch him, push him away, and then I push him now and then we continue everybody got it back and forth, so we're both learning kind of saving time. We're both acclimating, we're both learning it through the sequence. Everybody got a couple things guys watch the walls second thing is, do not rush, do not rush can't do slowly, you're not going to do it correctly, and I'm not use your thumbs, you'll break them, okay? You want to keep those things? You don't be like a golden retriever try to open a door enough, all right, so so let's do this in lines face each other I pushed with my left that's a good question I pushed with my left why do you think I'm right handed because a lot of times I have something here to use yeah, this is my power hand to aiken strike here I used have a flashlight always bring something with me I can use this as a weapon or I can put it put it in your eyes identify you blind you so my right hand's free generally and I travel in military if they're right handed their weapons are on that side right arm yeah yeah there you go your power arms should be infront I'm sorry your power on should be behind you yes and then you follow through the butterfly garden nice and slow beautiful now you follow through zombie push our way slowly stand up bass take it slow okay wait get your hooks you don't have okay get your arms inside on the biceps like that no thumbs yeah good. Okay. Okay, slowly yep. Got it right. All right, so what I want you to know I want you to notice you don't use a lot of effort when you're getting up. Okay, let me show you something s so you're here okay, so what you just did as you move forward like this if he's pressuring in on you it's going to very hard to dio you're blocking here so you're here to see how I want to see how easy this is you see my hips coming up yeah exactly. So you're here yeah, good do it again. Okay, slow slow okay, do it again. Good okay, fine getting used to it now just let's just do this part okay come up who came me follow through okay, now what's that foot is down doesn't move don't even move just lift your head okay okay but don't do it again but take this right foot off the ground just a little like that yeah, good. You have to be stable there again, okay no, next we're gonna do is swing it through like that right back here yes exactly good good work, kate obviously this your first time always take things slow no your surroundings be very careful. Um and mindful of the details details are obviously important. Okay and that's where when you do things slow it's like a scenic route we say this if I drive one hundred miles an hour and it's scenic it's not scenic I don't see anything if I drive the speed limit or slower than the speed limit I see everything okay, I see the beautiful trees, the deer, the everything ok, so anything time you learned something, learn it slow, do it slow last thing I want to say ass thing last thing and then we'll wrap guys always great when I talk about mindset, it starts with your walk. It doesn't start with the attack. Avoiding the attack is the most important thing you could ever learn. So knowing your surroundings. So when I tell my students, look outside in the parking lot, where are all the places that somebody could be hiding that could attack me? But also, who is it checked? People that are attacked almost call for it by the way they walk. We're talking about posture earlier on, right? Practicing better posture. If you don't have good posture, you're you're a victim. They will choose you. They will see you and see weakness. Weakness is attacked. So I do something like you need to own your walk when I walk. Okay? It's a universal language. Let me try it again. For some people, this is the way they walk. Or they're on their cell phone. Distracted there would understand the difference. If I'm on my cell phone, I get attacked. It doesn't matter what I know. Okay? It all starts with your walk. It all starts right here. Thank you, david, thank you, that was awesome.

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