FASD Street Fighting Strategy

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  1. Street Warrior

    Street Warrior New Member

    This is a direct excerpt from the book 'How To Street Fight'. First Action Self Defense Manual One.


    The key to fighting, like most things in life, is simplicity. You want to win the fight in the simplest possible way. Even strategy is not complicated. In a fight you do not want, or need to think hard about strategy. If you have been training for realism then it will be second nature, that is, you want your strategies to be instinctive so you don't lose time with thought.

    1.301 Adopt The Correct Mindset

    Know in yourself that you are going to win. Having the correct winners mindset is often enough on its own to win a fight, however, you need to keep it balanced. Never under or overestimate your opponent or yourself. Fight as best you can every time.

    Treat every fight as if you're fighting for your life. Never give up and expect to be hit. It is the mindset of a warrior, or soldier at war. You can cultivate this mindset in training firstly by channelling your anger when Sparring. If you find it hard to channel your anger, or you're generally not an angry person, try repeating the mantra 'KILL KILL KILL' in your head as you attack. Some people don’t like doing this because they feel it will change them internally and they do not wish to have a killer mindset. This is not true. In fact, I have found that by releasing your anger in this way, you are more calm in your normal course of life. It is in fact a healthy release of emotion.

    In the midst of all this, you must also keep calm. Your personal calmness can infect those around you which may be enough to make your attacker(s) leave you alone. More importantly, being calm makes you less likely to make poor decisions and enhances your awareness. Calmness and awareness can be instilled through meditation. Meditation is covered in the FASD Survival Fitness Manual.

    1.302 Your Ultimate Aim In A Street Fight

    To incapacitate your opponent in the fastest possible way, while incurring the least possible damage to yourself.

    Note: Incurring the least damage to yourself is not limited to personal physical well-being. It also covers your emotional damage, damage to loved ones, property etc. and entails any legal ramifications that may follow. The amount of damage you inflict on your opponent should be 'capped' at what is needed to stop him/her/them from being a threat.

    To incapacitate your opponent basically means to leave him on the ground for long enough for you to escape. This is achieved by using one or more of four basic strategies. They are presented in order of preference, which means that you should always think to apply strategy one first. If that is not possible, then move onto strategy two and so on. Moving through these strategies can happen extremly fast, and resorting back to any of them when the opporunity presents itself is what will give you the best chance of victory.

    Basic Strategy One: Disable with a weapon

    Basic Strategy Two: Disable from behind

    Basic Strategy Three: Disable from the front

    Basic Strategy Four: Disable on the ground

    Whilst adapting these strategies you use what is known in FASD (First Action Self Defense) as Position and Disable. Position refers to adopting and keeping advantages positions in order to Disable. Once in Position, Disable techniques are used to incapacitate your enemy. Disable techniques are grouped into the following categories:

    Choke. Choke your opponent until he's unconscious

    KO (Knock Out). Strike your opponent to the point where he can't get up

    Break. Incapacitate your opponent by breaking one or more of his bones

    Eyes. Take out your opponents' vision either directly or indirectly

    Ground And Finish. Put him to the ground and then incapacitate him there. The best way to finish is to KO him by stomping since you wont have to crouch over him, unless you take him down using a lock in which case you may as well take him out with a break. There are others ways also. To prevent being Taken Down, if he is on the ground and you want to attack, its best to come in from the side.

    There any many different ways to Position, the preference of which is different depending on which strategy you are using. Likewise, the preference of which Disable you use is dependant on the Position you are using.

    1.303 Go Hard And Don't Let Up

    When you strike, hit hard, every time, and never let up or give him time to recover. Always be on the attack, and attack hard. Go 100% from your first strike until he is disabled. The fight should be finished in under 10 seconds, preferably in 3. Any more than this and your either on the floor grappling or you must use longer fighting strategies.

    There is no room for compassion until after he has been disabled. It is true that if you give him 'time to breathe' and room to escape he may do so, but if he chooses not to then you have just allowed him time to recover. Also, it gives him the chance to escalate the situation eg pulling out a weapon, getting friends etc. People, like animals, are most dangerous when they feel cornered, so do not give him the chance to get more dangerous than you. Compassion is a wonderful thing in life, but there is no room for it in a life threatening situation. The risk is not worth it. Once you have disabled him you can show your compassion by calling him an ambulance or rendering him first aid.

    Note: This does not mean that you are attacking your opponent until his life is threatened. In reality, you should not need to render him first aid or call him an ambulance. The word disabled in this context is to the point where he can not harm you. It is not to mean that you are actually beating him until he is disabled. He only need be disabled for a length of time for you to be able to get away safely. However, different situations will require different outcomes so it is up to you to make the decision of 'how far you go'.

    1.304 The Element Of Surprise

    Whenever possible, use the element of surprise. This is more commonly done at the very start of a fight, but can also be utilised during a fight. The most obvious form of this is to attack when he is not ready. This may mean attacking from behind or distracting your opponent the moment before you attack. The distraction can be caused by you e.g. screaming, spitting in his face, throwing something at him etc. or by taking advantage of situational distractions i.e. as soon as he shifts his attention to something other than you, even for a split second, attack. Taking opportunity to make the first effective attack will increase your chance of winning at multitude.

    Methods of surprise while fighting are more indirect and can include things like getting behind him (be sure to protect your own back at all times) or altering his vision. You could drop under his line of sight, attack his blind spots, manoeuvre so objects and/or the sun blocks his sight, strike his nose (which will make his eyes water), throw something in his eyes eg sand (if throwing sand or similar, be aware of wind direction, you don't want it to blow back into you), knocking his glassed off, physically forcing his head down so he cant see, using his arm to block his view (trapping) etc. In contrast, you must discipline yourself not to get distracted. Never look away from him and always be mindful and alert.

    All strategies, positions, disablers etc. are intertwined. You will use any number of them in an infinite number of combinations in order to achieve your ultimate aim during any single fight.

    Training in how to do this is what the rest of this manual is focused on.
  2. mattt

    mattt Valued Member

    Very cool. Is levitation covered at all in later chapters?
  3. Kurtka Jerker

    Kurtka Jerker Valued Member

    Anyone know where to pick up a booster pack?
    Or is it all pre-constructed decks at this point?
  4. Constant Flux

    Constant Flux Valued Member

    I tried this but I was afraid I'd forget so I wrote KILL KILL KILL on a piece of paper, that way I wouldn't have to memorize it. Just before a recent fight I quickly took the paper out of my pocket but unfortunately I realized I had left my reading glasses at home so I asked the guy I was gonna fight if he minded reading the note out loud to me. I didn't realize that my opponent was a method actor so he read the note and shouted "KILL KILL KILL" in an impressively dramatic rendition. No doubt had I let him live he would've become one of the all time greatest actors in the business.
  5. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Words fail me, but I did laugh my ass off at the responses so far!
  6. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Does the "kill, kill,kill" shout get better if you shout "Faster Pussycat" first?
  7. Dean Winchester

    Dean Winchester Valued Member

    Sounds like a good way to end up in jail.
  8. Late for dinner

    Late for dinner Valued Member

    kill kill kill!

    This all sounds so like the following vid ;' )

    DO NOT GO HERE IF YOU FIND PROFANITY OFFENSIVE. Check out the girl singing at 2:20 :' D

    Video removed as unsuitable for MAP

    Ahh it's amazing what people put up on the internet :' P


    Apologies.. I bow to the mods even judgement!
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2013
  9. Alansmurf

    Alansmurf Aspire to Inspire before you Expire Supporter

    LFD.....NO ....... that vid is vile ...
  10. Street Warrior

    Street Warrior New Member

    I dont get it...
  11. Simon

    Simon Administrator Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    It seems that much of what you've written has been poorly recieved here.

    I think there is some very poor advice given, so my question is, "what is your experience in the field of self defence"?
  12. mattt

    mattt Valued Member

    It comes across as fiction to me, covering every possible situation without a realistic view.

    I presume the sales are thinning now and this is a little booster for that? It would be interesting to explore your concepts further.

    What was the reason for writing the book?
    Who are is the target audience, how much training do they have?
    Is the audiences ability to engage in violent altercations more proficiently a goal of this book, is it something you would encourage?
    When considering the goals from the book at what level of priority is developing a source of Passive Income to support your travel hobby?

  13. Saz

    Saz Nerd Admin

    Does FASD stand for Forget About Self Defence?
  14. Simon

    Simon Administrator Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

  15. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Thread won! (And so early on too)
  16. mattt

    mattt Valued Member

    I thought it was Free Advertising (for my made up) Self Defense.
  17. Kave

    Kave Lunatic

  18. mattt

    mattt Valued Member

  19. Dave76

    Dave76 Valued Member

    Are you actually making money on this book!? Man I need to start writing!
  20. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Egad!!! Those videos were simply horrible!!!!!
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