Advanced Protective Skills I – (A.P.S. I)

Advanced Protective Skills I (A.P.S. I) is Reality Defense Training’s first course that rank can be achieved. It is our “Black Belt” equivalent where truly advanced concepts are taught and developed. More advanced Body Evasion is also introduced at this point. Spinning techniques are also addressed, not for their combat effectiveness but for the skill set involved. Most people cannot spin around and strike without falling completely off balance or out of position.   The main thrust of A.P.S. I is the introduction to the “Combat Strategies.” This section teaches the student how to fight adversaries from an understanding of the four types of fighters. Basically there are only four “General” types of fighters. A “Charger”, a “Blocker”, a “Runner” and a “Slugger”. This represents a person’s nature and how their tendencies will lead them to fight. Some very aggressive, some counter offensive, some evasive, and others power oriented. Each of these types of fighters has advantages and disadvantages. The student is taught how to recognize these advantages and disadvantages, accentuate them to gain an edge. This is “Smart Fighting”.   The student is introduced to “Angular Reaction Training” which enables them to deal with a surprise attack that does not come directly from the front. Unarmed weapons defenses and takeaways are taught and drilled, giving the student the skills to survive and disarm an armed assailant.   Basic Blade Combat is the last section taught in A.P.S. I. The Basic Blade Combat program is an 8-session introduction to the use of a knife, in a knife against knife environment. Knife selection, griping, stance and blade familiarity are stressed in the first phases of this program. Developing accuracy and vital targeting are drilled heavily. The student is taught how to counter cut and counter attack with precision and accuracy while controlling the attackers knife limb. Legal issues are also discussed as to when a knife can and cannot be used. Lastly, concealed carry options and stealthy blade access are taught.   (Rank is not required, not all students are interested in achieving rank. Certificates of completion are given for all who complete each course. If a student chooses to achieve rank and written test of concepts and terminology will be given as well and a physical skills evaluation administered by Troy Coe, Jeff Barto, and your instructor)

– Intermediate Body Evasion

– Introduction To Spinning Concepts

– Introduction To The Fighting Strategies

– Introduction To The Application Of The 8 Ways Of Attack

– More Advanced Reaction Training

– Introduction To Tactical Trapping

– Introduction To Basic Offensive Grappling

– Introduction To Flow Sparring

– Introduction To Weapon Reaction Training And Defense

– Blitz Concepts

– Basic Blade Combat