Indiana Jones and Situational v. Technique Timing



On my last blog, I shared some insights on what to do if you run up against someone who has you at the business end of a weapon... and you either don't have your 'equalizer' at the ready, or... *gasp* don't have one on you!

If you haven't read that one (complete w/video link to a knife disarm)... Go check it out.


Timing is Everything...

One thing we didn't talk about is an important concept I call...

Technique v. Situational Timing.


Slow is Smooth...Smooth is Fast

Technique timing is 'the' how you execute your technique... 

Techniques have a rhythm and sequence to them. The more fluid you are, the more fast you can be...

If you work your techniques enough to be smooth and fluid, when you add adrenaline and intent, you will find yourself to be faster and more powerful than you may have thought.

Technique timing is how well those things come together for you. 

Practice so that you can perform your techniques effortlessly w/o thinking.

It takes not only learning and applying those techniques, but maintaining and sustaining them as well...

It never ends!


Right Place, Wrong Time...


Just like that old Dr. John song, "Right Place, Wrong Time," perfect technique timing w/o perfect situational timing can be disastrous! 

You can have the perfect technique, but if you apply that perfect technique at the wrong time, things likely won't go your way.

If you take the situation we are talking about regarding defending yourself from a gun or knife threat...

The time to choose to go physical w/someone welding a weapon isn't when they are expecting it or waiting for you to twitch so they can blow you away...

It's better if you can initiate your technique/action when the person is distracted in some way.

When?

There are many things, but here is a short list for you:

  • When they look away to make sure no one is watching. 
  • When they are thinking about a question you just asked them.
  • When someone says something that they are responding too.
  • They are multi tasking, doing something else as they hold you up. (getting keys, unbuckling your or their pants, shaking you down, etc.)
  • They move you, push or pull you, mobilize you, or change position.
  • You see a lapse in their attention or confidence.

If you see/feel that opportunity sometimes, when you have to, You Just Take It!


Here's the Problem...


The problem w/situational timing...

It's hard to train!

I can point it out, but it's not something you can really teach someone. You can use examples, but because its based on distraction, opportunity and a certain amount of serendipity it's not like learning math where one and one equals two... 

It's more like learning how to do improvise a blues solo...

When we are talking about the strategies, this is what's called the 'Void'...

It's that "Indiana Jones" moment... 

That can't be taught... 

Sorry, but you'll have to Steal that Sauce! Even if I wanted to I can't give to you! Youz gotsta take it!! =)


You Know What I'm 
Going to Say Next!!!


If you're going to start stealing it, you'll need...

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Keep going,
~Craig 

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