Favourite drills/Scenario work.

Discussion in 'Self Defence' started by Tommy-2guns..., Sep 2, 2007.

  1. Tommy-2guns...

    Tommy-2guns... southpaw glassjaw

    Right if i see that Hatsumi grapples multiple attackers thread heading up the Self defence forum one more time i shall implode :p

    So as it is, i pose a question - List your favourite five scenario drills you like to take part in and/or teach with listing particpants,enviroment,weapons and anything else you deem appropriate.

    1)The cash machine drill - Defender(D) facing wall,going through the motions of a cash machine transaction and agressor(A) calls out either 1)a suspcious but innocuous question 2) A clear agressive statement,(D) then responds how he/she deems appropriate either with a controlled run,a practised verbal response to quick and effecient leaving,fencework andr use verbal skills or a pre emptive if the range is right and it is deemed needed.

    2)Train/Bus assualt - Using a bench or chair D sits down and is appraoched by 1 or 2 A's (or more if appropriate to the drill), it either starts out as strong verbal agression or more often the attack is usally two pronged with one A often sitting next to the D in a friendly manner,and then proceeding to intimidate and attack with acomplis A, an agressive push or strike usually starts the physcial confrontation, if the D hasnt already proceeded with doing so already.Mostly unarmed.

    3)Pub assualt, usually set up with a large group of neutral particpants in a group, the D can sometimes have aid,but often not,sometimes the friends try and hold back the D (similar to what you have may seen in Jwtitchens demo at the mapmeet),starts off with often a push or shoulder knock from a priorly disclosed A,often improv. weapons are used and are placed there,such as simulator bottles and ashtrays and sometimes the chairs themselves come into play. if the assualt isnt started by a push it is often done with an eye contact challenger reuslting in either physical confrontation,or the proper use of verbal control and a swift exit.

    4)Mugging scenario - As stated,the attack begins as a demand for money/personal items or indeed a demand for the D to follow the A to a location of his choosing,the attacker is often armed with either a knife/screwdriver type weapon,and the method of mugging varies between drills but often with a close threat to the eyes/throat with as much verbal realism as possible as outlined by case studies from geoff thompson and other sources.often his scenario requires that the D comply with said demands in an appropriate way,by handing over what is needed but still keeping a fence of sorts in ready defence,but confrontation does happen often in the drill,and if a chance of escape or pre empting occurs then it is often taken,drill is also done with some people acting as family of D,ie - wife/children etc,this varies the drill somewhat as often running is now a no-go.

    5)Gang assualt whilst walking with simulated friend/significant other,group of five usually issues a verbal assault from a distance,how the group of A responds to the D's response will determine ( to the A's discretion) what happens next,usually an exchange of verbal before an approach, then we usually have 3 men go around the one (usually the simulated man) and 2 around the simulated girlfriend,thus cutting off and splitting up the group,then it can either go straight to physcial,a threat can be issued whilst an assult is made on the simulated girlfriend or further verbal confrontation ensues,often a bottle or two is involved,although simulated bladed weapons do feature sometimes,this drill really measure how you can control the direction of members of a group whilst maintaining a fence,to A) get to the simulated partner and thus no longer be cut B)fight through a group and C) get a clean path to run away,all 3 are very difficult but not impossible, it is a very grim situation for a drill!

    Obviously the drills never follow those to the letter,but they always follow a general theme,whilst having a life of themselves,it all depends on how well the students get into it,and what they put in they get out.

    Looking forward to hearing what scenario's you all use.



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