The Water and Steel training camps have earned a reputation worldwide as energetic and motivating events. Each training session offers unique insights into concept driven techniques that adapt to the individual. No matter what style of martial arts you practice the principles contain in this action packed ‘three DVD set’ will inspire you to discover your own truth in defensive movement.

DVD # 2 -

When analyzing our individual approached to personal combat, we always hope for a clean ten second engagement where the threat is neutralized and we escape unharmed. Unfortunately because of Murphy's Law, we have to be prepared for a myriad of what ifs to come into play. Primarily we are concerned with the following: What if there are weapons involved? What if there are multiple opponents? What if it goes to the ground? We also have to be prepared for all three of these scenarios to come into play simultaneously. 

When developing your ground fighting strategy, it is very important to lay a strong foundation in basic wrestling ability. Greco Roman / American Sombo clinch work and positional hand fighting skills, combined with traditional collegiate wrestling takedown defense and positional ground control. This is an essential skill to have in order to both keep the fight standing, and to be able to dominate the battle for positional control should you end up in a scramble on the ground. As a foundation art, wrestling serves as an excellent platform for which to deploy all the additional tools in your toolbox. When you effectively connect your wrestling clinch work and positional hand fighting to your Chi Sao, and combine that with your skills from the foot trapping module, you will have a very effective platform to dominate the engagement from the point of attachment.

The next step is to connect your existing JKD and FMA striking and trapping skills to your ground game. A universal concept in all high level fighting applications is the manipulation of center-line. This is just as important on the ground as it is in other ranges. Should you find yourself in a position such as the guard, you need to realize that a boot party could be coming your way soon. It is therefore vitally important to use your hips to create space, then unleash a barrage of your striking tools with the goal of doing maximum damage and simultaneously compromising your opponents center-line leaving them off balance and open for a lock or sweep.

DVD-Water and Steel 2008 Disk 2

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  • The Water and Steel training camps have earned a reputation worldwide as energetic and motivating events. Each training session offers unique insights into concept driven techniques that adapt to the individual. No matter what style of martial arts you practice the principles contain in this action packed ‘three DVD set’ will inspire you to discover your own truth in defensive movement.

    DVD # 2 -

    When analyzing our individual approached to personal combat, we always hope for a clean ten second engagement where the threat is neutralized and we escape unharmed. Unfortunately because of Murphy's Law, we have to be prepared for a myriad of what ifs to come into play. Primarily we are concerned with the following: What if there are weapons involved? What if there are multiple opponents? What if it goes to the ground? We also have to be prepared for all three of these scenarios to come into play simultaneously. 

    When developing your ground fighting strategy, it is very important to lay a strong foundation in basic wrestling ability. Greco Roman / American Sombo clinch work and positional hand fighting skills, combined with traditional collegiate wrestling takedown defense and positional ground control. This is an essential skill to have in order to both keep the fight standing, and to be able to dominate the battle for positional control should you end up in a scramble on the ground. As a foundation art, wrestling serves as an excellent platform for which to deploy all the additional tools in your toolbox. When you effectively connect your wrestling clinch work and positional hand fighting to your Chi Sao, and combine that with your skills from the foot trapping module, you will have a very effective platform to dominate the engagement from the point of attachment.

    The next step is to connect your existing JKD and FMA striking and trapping skills to your ground game. A universal concept in all high level fighting applications is the manipulation of center-line. This is just as important on the ground as it is in other ranges. Should you find yourself in a position such as the guard, you need to realize that a boot party could be coming your way soon. It is therefore vitally important to use your hips to create space, then unleash a barrage of your striking tools with the goal of doing maximum damage and simultaneously compromising your opponents center-line leaving them off balance and open for a lock or sweep. 


    When entertaining ground combat, we need to keep the following in mind. We live in a concrete world, where broken glass and dirty syringes are common. With that in mind, it should be obvious that we do not ever want to voluntarily go to the ground. Should we however wind up there for whatever reason, we want to be competent enough in that range to advance to a position of dominance and return to our feet as quickly as possible in an effort to avoid the other aforementioned what if scenarios. We also want to punish the opponent without mercy as we advance our body position and return to our feet. All of the tools at our disposal on our feet are available to us on the ground with slight modification. There are of course limited situations where we would be using the ground range to control a person we do not wish to hurt (such as an intoxicated brother in law), or certain sporting applications, but for the sake of this discussion we are focusing on a life or death struggle that has ended up on the ground. 

     

    Silent Fighter - Have you ever wanted to train but couldn't find a partner? Possibly you should consider a training dummy---wooden or otherwise. The word "dummy", however, doesn't quite fit the bill in relation to the skills that this inanimate object can assist you in honing.The novice who is inexperienced in apparatus training, might view the individual who is slamming and striking a small telephone pole with arms as the real "dummy". Nonetheless, even the novice practitioner, after being properly introduced to the "Silent Fighter," will achieve a deeper understanding of combative movement. Feedback just from introductory techniques including bridging, entering, proper striking surface, deflection, adhesion and several other attributes that are rarely experienced during basic martial training. Enter Natural Spirit Silent Fighter dummy training; it is a "Fully Padded Power Development Training Dummy!" Built to endure the abuse of a heavy bag yet built to offer the developmental striking, trapping, and maneuverability diversity of a Mook Jong and more. The primary 18 empty hand sets reflect explosive forward-pressure, yet contain circular ricochet-hitting on multiple levels, including base-disruptions and sweeps.

    RJKD - Non Classical Gung Fu- 

    As evidenced by the vast number of military, police, and citizens successfully trained in Professor Worden’s RJKD, his expression of Bruce Lee’s art has always proven itself in effectiveness and originality while still staying true to Sijo Lee’s vision.So why is there an aura of polemic that exists around what is arguably the most efficacious evolution of Bruce Lee’s art as expressed by Kelly Worden?To answer this, we must look deeper into NSI, past the branches and trunk, and into its roots.In so doing, we shall see the parallels that can be drawn between the development of Bruce Lee’s original Jeet Kune Do and what has evolved into Professor Worden’s progression of it.

    As documented in various sources, especially Bruce Lee’s own words immortalized in his combat treatise The Tao of Jeet Kune Do, JKD was never meant to be a formal, rigid system or curriculum of techniques.While based on hypothesis that Lee found to be true (such as the 5 ways of attack), it was rather, as he expounded, meant to be a philosophy of personal growth and discovery in which each practitioner would strive to authentically express himself in combat.As such, each practitioner’s expression of Jeet Kune Do would be as unique as the individual himself; as special as each person’s thumbprint.The practitioner was not meant to be a carbon-copy or imitation of Bruce Lee.To do so, as some JKD practitioners have done, is to completely miss the point of JKD.To be yourself, to find one’s own way, to discover what works for you and build upon it from any source available; this was the path directed by Bruce.And this was the exact path taken by Professor Worden in founding both the NSI federation and RJKD.

    “Natural Spirit” is a direct reflection of Bruce Lee’s JKD philosophy.To express your own creativity and soul in what you do, to be true to yourself in martial arts, or in living your life, is the very meaning behind Natural Spirit.Like Lee, Professor Worden drew from many sources, inspired by the philosophy of JKD.Following Lee’s sentiments to be true to oneself, to be authentic, to be creative, so was Worden’s RJKD born. Lee laid the foundation for all JKD evolution when he famously espoused, “Absorb what is useful.Reject what is useless.Add that which is specifically your own.Man, the creating individual, is more important than any established style or system.”

    Non-classical Gung Fu was formulated by Jesse Glover and without question the strategies contained within his system open the door to a very refined array of inside moves. Based in wing chun, boxing, judo, and other systems, Jesse continued the evolution of Bruce Lee’s early teaching from his own personal prospective and experiences. As Jesse’ stated, “the fight doesn’t start until you touch!” From that point forward, high speed bridging skills, coupled to straight blast repetitive punching, positional control, physical attachment, sensitivity, i.e. 'Sticking/adhesion to the opponent' and properly placed pressure are isolated and honed to fine perfection.Another unique component of non-classical gung fu is the theory of barrier removal, although elements of wing chun trapping appear to be integrated into this facet of the system; according to Glover,” trapping is merely a byproduct of properly placed pressure, if you are seeking a trap, you’re going to get hit.”The ultimate goal is to hit by seeking emptiness, if a hand or arm creates a block or barrier the goal is to remove it and hit.Sensitivity stimulates reaction to pressure; soft or hard energy can easily be capitalized on depending on your own reactionary attributes.

    Still got questions? All Natural Spirit Int'l DVD's are 'Learn or Return" but bottom line, once you have the concept, 'Make it your own!' Spend more time training and less time talking and asking questions, that's the only way to 'Walk the Walk!'