Self defence classes at GIANT are encompassed by the Black Tip phase of the syllabus. You will learn a series of blending, flowing, redirecting force and circular movements leading to effective striking, joint locking, throwing, small joint manipulation and vital point attacks to get the better of the enemy in various real self defence situations.The following 6 step G.I.A.N.T.S formula comprises the ideas behind the self defence training @ GIANT. This is only listed as a guide and is used as required in various order, example, the threat may end after step 3, therefore steps 4,5 and 6 are not required. To comprehend the formula, you are best to train the situation and awareness during class.
Self Defence Classes
Gage the situation
Who and what is around? (how many attackers? any helpers? escape routes?)
Any weapons at my disposal, what objects can I use to defend or help attack?
Be in a state of readiness (palms up, live hand)
I need to manage the distance
If you manage the distance, you manage the damage
Three foot rule (the distance where harm can be done)
I can move faster forward than they can move back, be on the ball of your front foot
Start from a non-threatening manner
Be humble, I don't want any trouble, I have a family
Maintain eye contact, do not look away
Negotiate or Neutralize
Strike with the element of surprise (at an offbeat moment)
Be in a state of explosion
Strike a vital area from the closest point
Unleash like a Tornado and attack Vision - Breathing - Balance
Motion causes motion, change the opponents focus
High low high striking concept
Pin the attacker with joint lock or choke and request pain compliance
The Hapkido Mixed Martial Art classes at GIANT are broken down into five main areas known by Conditioning (Yellow Tip), Grappling (Green Tip), Throwing (Blue Tip), Striking (Red Tip) and Self Defence (Black Tip).
Developing skills in all these areas will help you well round your abilities in empty hand combat and keep you SAFE!