Progressive Fighting Systems

Eric Wnek is a certified Full Instructor under Paul Vunak of Progressive Fighting Systems (PFS), which is an organization dedicated to teaching realistic self-defense and promotes the expansion of Jeet Kune Do and the Filipino Martial Arts.

Progressive Fighting Systems was founded over 30 years ago by Paul Vunak, Paul was trained by Dan Inosanto, Bruce Lee's top student.  It was Dan's encouragement that led Paul to form PFS.

"I owe everything to Dan.  To this day I consider it an honor to count myself among his students." -Paul Vunak

Paul''s goal is to provide his students a means to develop and grow physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  By pursuing these ambitions, Paul hopes to ensure that Bruce Lee's contributions to the martial arts and to humanity will never be forgotten.  

PFS Programs

R.A.T. Rapid Assault Tactics


The "first choice" program for SELAS, SWAT cops, FBI and CIA agents - has finally taken ALL the bullshit out of learning how to fight.

It took Paul Vunak over 30 years of trial and error... but after using combat soldiers, streetfighters and front-line cops as "guinea pigs," he's finally taken three lifetimes worth of fighting skills (his own, Dan Inosanto's and Bruce Lee's)...

And condensed it all down to just a SINGLE "work every time" fight-ending strategy that requires just THREE simple skills!

Even better... we know exactly to viscerally implant these skills into your mind and body in the shortest time humanly possible.  It's an amazing advantage only a handful of student-fighters have ever enjoyed before.

This R.A.T. fighting system was designed for "hot duty" professionals who had zero time to practice, often had no previous fighting skills, but whose lives depended on learning a simple "end the fight right NOW" set of skills.

This is all-new stuff, never before seen in the civilian sector.  And there isn't an ounce of fat in this system.

It's ALL "Meat!!"

Yes, it's incredibly easy to learn... but more important, its absolutely deadly effective to use.

How simple is the R.A.T. system, really?  The ease in which you will learn these skills will stagger you.  For example:

There are no "defensive" moves at all.  You don't need them, and they're a waste of time to learn.  Each move Eric shows you will instantly instill horrible, blinding pain in your opponent and destroy his weapons as he attempts to fight back.

And... there are just 3 simple "tools" to master in your fighting arsenal.  That's all you need.  These three "tools" are the only moves real fighters use in the clutch.  This reduces your learning time immeasurably... and removes 99% of the bullshit from learning to fight to win.  What's more, you don't need to be quick... or strong... or have any previously-learned skills to "get" this training right away.  Even better, you don't need to spend a lot of time training - this system was developed to be learned fast (and be "retained" forever!).


In this program you will learn not only how to street fight, but also how to control your emotions. You will learn how to turn on your killer instinct and learn what goes on in the body when we are in a real confrontation. You will learn what fights are really like, not everyone’s little neat package (their perception of what they think a fight is). You are going to learn how to develop killer instinct and how to develop relaxation and how to have them both in the middle of a fight at the same time (they are not mutually exclusive). These are very personal things that I am going to talk to you about, which is going to mean we have to be friends. In the beginning let them go for about 5 minutes then talk and go over things on the board. The more questions they ask the more they will learn/get out of it. (1st hour) As they are progressing let them go for about 15 minutes then go over the concepts/philosophy on the board (let them take notes).   Topic 1:   You must understand the concepts before we get started, otherwise if you do not understand it you will just be out there arbitrarily doing things. I want to make you grow.   We are going to break up the Martial Arts into two areas:   1.) Self-Perfection 2.) Self-Preservation   Self-Preservation is about winning a fight. When we talk about a fight I am talking about a few things that are slightly distasteful. Therefore you have to understand that the scenario that I am speaking of have to do with only one thing, someone is attacking you (for your life) with five on one where you have to survive or they are attacking your family. This is not about fights that start because someone gave someone else the finger in the car. I am talking about gouging someone’s eyes or biting their cheek off; the things we are going to be doing it just wouldn’t be justified. We are getting into that small percentage of fights where you are fighting someone six foot five and three hundred pounds on PCP. We are going to talk about the different types of fights, so as I see the Martial Arts world right now (in addition to all the politics) is that people do not have a clear and concise concept of the difference between Self-Perfection and Self-Preservation. Therefore they get confused. At most seminars there is too much information (99.9% Self-Perfection training) and if you think that those are the things that those are the things you are going to fight with the Martial Arts is going to be very difficult for you. In reality fighting is not rocket science, it is very simple. The training for fighting can be seen as slightly more advanced.. Anything we do that falls outside the boundary of what we would do in a street fight is self-perfection. Lets say weightlifting (it develops strength, an attribute) are you lifting so that some day you might be able to smash someone in the face with a dumbbell? No, it is merely a drill to develop an attribute; if you are doing stick fighting and practicing your figure eights you are working your body mechanics, if you are working sumbrada you are working you body mechanics, if you are working disarms you are working your flow and sensitivity; but these are not things we would do in a street fight. You must know what we would do in a street fight and the different scenarios of a street fight. First of all we are going to go over a one on one. In anything you do in life there is a hundred different ways to do it. There is one best way, one worst way and ninety eight different ways in between. If you are in a fight, were not particularly concerned with the other 99 ways to do it, we just concern ourselves with the best way. This program derives from information taught by Bruce Lee, Dan Inosanto, and the Gracie Brothers and we have put it into a format that can be taught rapidly. You have to understand that we are taking a River and turning it into a hose so to speak.   Self-Preservation:   If someone throws a punch at you one can do a slip, duck, block, parry, etc. or you can do the two best things which are intercepting and Filipino Destructions. This is a one on one fight, how many ranges are there? Some say there are three and others like to break it up a little more and say there are up to five. But we like to say that there are four ranges to keep it pretty simple for teaching purposes: Kicking range, Punching range, Trapping Range, and Grappling Range. The whole world knows how to kick and punch, trading blows. Any time people get into clinch range they are separated (the referee in Boxing and Karate/Kickboxing comes in and separates them). The clinch range is trapping range Blasting, Traps, H.K.E. and we call this R.A.T. (Rapid Assault Tactics). This is the way Bruce would and did fight, Dan has said “any time I have seen Bruce in a fight this is what he has done.” Intercept , and Bruce would intercept and Blast, nothing else and nothing fancy. Dan would always Destroy and Blast. These are Bruce’s, Dan’s and the Gracies’ moves. This is going to be a streamlined version of JKD.   One Vs. One:   First and foremost we have to enter (through Kicking and Punching Ranges) There are two ways to enter (Interceptions and Destructions)      Bruce Lee could intercept anything with anything, in fact he used to say “Larry what is the worst technique in the world?” and Larry would say “Uh, I don’t know maybe a double spinning reverse crescent kick” and Bruce would say “Okay you use your JKD and I will use that” and Bruce would intercept him with a double spinning reverse crescent kick. Bruce could intercept anything with anything. For us mortals, that is why Dan added in destructions. Now there are many types of fighters, but we are going to categorize them into two types:   1.) Stupid - get right in your face sticking their chest out - we intercept them before they come into our space. We can hear them give them one chance say “I can hear you from there please stay away from me” Second time he is going to get hit. The other way he has his hands up and is trying to encroach on you - we intercept them too.   2.) Intelligent - someone who has been trained (they have some stance and throw blows at you). Have good punches/kicks we use destructions (waist up we use our elbow/hands - anything from the waist down we use our knees to destroy) It is an airtight defense - a destruction puts someone in pain.   Entry   Intercept (A finger jab, a kick to groin/thigh)   or    Destroy (Elbows or knee)   We start from here (ground zero) First we deal with the adversary through an interception or a destruction because our goal is to enter, to get out of the range everyone else knows and get into the range that we like. The next thing that you want to apply is pressure, this is the single most important thing. Make them backpeddle, they are trying to stay on their feet. When they are off balance from the straight blast they are rendered harmless (they cannot H.K.E. or do anything harmful). Bruce used to say “Put them in the wounded Crane.”   Straight Blast   Traditional vs. Modified   Traditional has you step with one foot forward which is wise if you entered through a passive move   Bruce modified it so you are running (stepping through the groin is open), but if you are trying to apply pressure and one person can run and the other can only put one foot forward the runner will win. We are Wing Chun from the waist up and track and field from the waist down.   Entry - Fencing/Kali Pressure - Wing Chun/Track & Field   Straight Blast - the least used/most effective technique in Martial Arts. It is the almighty equalizer, it doesn’t matter how big or strong or fast you are when you are backpeddling. It turns veteran Martial Artists into pedestrians. Every art has to have one of two things a base (to throw) or balance (to strike). For someone to hurt you they have to have base and balance, when they do not they cannot effectively hit you, so we take that away from them through the straight blast. This will end most fights, but there is always that man who doesn’t go down (a giant, someone on drugs, or a psycho). For these guys you must use H.K.E. or arm wrenches to terminate the fight. Why these? Look at our morphology (2 hands 2 feet, etc.) punching and kicking does not do as much damage as head butts, knees, elbows, or arm wrenches. If I am close to someone and I can either hook punch or elbow and I choose to hook punch it is like if I had a gun and instead of shooting him I turned it around and hit him with the butt of the gun that is the difference in the damage that you do. When we talk about head butting we are pulling his face into our head. When we get into trapping range we gouge the eyes, and H.K.E. while keeping him off balance. When you get to the terminate stage of the game he is just a piece of meat flopping while you take him out.   How do we screw up an H.K.E.   If you do a spinning kick can you envision yourself missing? If you throw a punch? How can I miss his groin with a knee - size aside? A head butt? If you can get into trapping range how we have dictated it is very hard to miss your terminating hits. How do we get there? A straight blast - If we just enter and try to grab him he can hit you, if you just come running in with the blast because he can do a hook punch or a double leg takedown (there is a whole myriad of things he could do) - Therefore we must enter with pain first - That is the idea. Enter - Straight Blast - H.K.E. that is what we do that is the program. Now there are other things we do (trapping techniques if a hand comes up, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ground fighting we mix with Kina Mutai - an art of pinching and biting - in case we have to get back up to our feet - If it is a mass attack we have to grab an equalizer as a weapon, a possibility of weapons fighting where we have to defang the snake) there are many possibilities.      Phase I:   One on One - bring your hands up higher so we can use the elbow destruction. Start out where he needs to encroach we intercept or destroy, if he comes in a little closer we H.K.E., if he backs up slightly we intercept. We will not let him encroach uninterrupted.   One person throws a jab and the other side practices a destruction. Keep the hands high and make a minute movement to connect.   If he just keeps creeping in without punching throw a shuffle and hook kick to the groin. Then he needs to throw the punch so remind him that we do not start the fight from Kickboxing Range. Make sure that you are a little further away and remind him with that shuffle kick to the groin.   2 Kicks we respect   Low line kicks 1.) Shuffle & Hook kick to the groin 2.) Thai Kick Destroy these kicks with your knee (Not the shin) it is good to pin point it. To practice you don’t have to make contact, just show him the line of attack. We use the knee to pin point. For the shuffle & hook kick to the groin we use our rear knee, and for the Thai kick we use the front knee and point it out. Always make sure your hands are still high for punches and high kicks.   If you are both mad at each other then you’re in there trading blows your heart will race a mile a minute. You need to be relaxed/calm, you need a cool head in case someone grabs your friend/wife/child. Too much rage isn’t good you need to learn how to control your killer instinct. You aren’t afraid of their hits so you are calm/relaxed their strikes are targets, then turn it on for the Straight Blast & H.K.E. and if we go to the ground we need to kick back into the calmness again. You will learn the nuances of the emotional content/switches. Always keep them at bay with the shuffle kick.   Will the leg destructions hurt your knee? If someone loads up with a powerful thai shot will it hurt your knee - It is a ratio thing (20 to 1) the ratio is in our favor, it might hurt a little but it always hurts them more than it hurts us; if you watch Boxing one out of every three punches that land would break each others’ hand. You must be precise which is why we use our Head Butts, Knees, & Elbows. You will learn how to deal with pain and fear (which everyone has and how to get rid of it(control it)) instead of just talking about techniques. In the fight there are only certain inmuteable points and it doesn’t matter who you are your adrenaline will be pumping you will be afraid you have to breathe into it and suck it up and have the wherewithall and just focus on one thing while someone is taking your family. You need to learn how to fight with a weapon and the concepts of the weapon and the concepts of a mass attack and we will touch on every one of them.   High Kicks: If your hands are up the kick will be already up as soon as he throws a kick do a straight kick (upward) to his groin. But, maybe he fakes low and then goes high - use your elbow lean away from the kick and rake your elbow up (his right kick use your Left Elbow and move toward him to break his balance -Anything from the waist up use your elbows   The Wild Swings: We haven’t discussed the good boxers inclose swings - because we aren’t letting him get there. We are intercepting and destroying before that point, and if we get in that close we are putting in our head butts, knees, and elbows.. You have the advantage if someone is giving you body shots while you are doin your H.K.E. and eye rakes that is your goal. The only hooks that are the close torquing ones, but since you are keeping him at bay he will get frustrated and start to swing wildly. Practice using the finger jab to intercept his hooks, he must stop right when the eye is hit - it is a universal reaction you do not need a defensive hand up his body will automatically stop when his eye is hit, there are certain reactions that the body has and these are guaranteed, that is why Bruce put so much emphasis on the eye jab.   Movement: You have to constantly be up on your toes like Sugar Ray Leonard. If you don’t have the room - I am celebrating you don’t have to enter just straight blast - If you are sitting at the bar (having a protein shake) at he is right next to you then just grab him and H.K.E. that is even easier - We are giving you the toughest scenario first, this guy is up on his toes you have a parking lot full of room and you have to use your footwork/entry to enter, that is by far the toughest scenario. Anything less is easy. It doesn’t take long to realize what you are dealing with (preliminary analysis) then you start potshotting and intercepting and destroying till you have inflicted enough pain then you borrow that moment - when he is flinching/holding his groin/covering his head - and you start the straight blast (imaging punching a brickwall/kicking an oak tree with your best shot and then turning around to fight someone) Once you destroy their hand it is very hard for them to continue and you are already doing the straight blast and they are being hit five times a second as someone is running a 50 yard dash down their centerline, and then it gets worse because you grab the back of their neck and you get them in the Thai Boxers’ clinch and they are being H.K.E. and eye raked - it gets exponentially worse for the opponent.        Phase II:   The Straight Blast Have everyone line up and have them race - find the fastest guy in the room - no punches for 20 feet (the furthest you would ever straight blast Now have them race the same distance only putting one leg forward - isn’t it a lot slower and much less athletic -If you want to chase someone down and apply pressure you run - The hands we are not looking for power, think of it like an automatic BB-Gun, and don’t change the way you run - just let your hands roll naturally - the empasis is on the pressure and the run and not on how many punches you get - aim for right in front of your nose. In a fight you will probably get about three to five punches in.   Imagine trying to do phase 2 without hurting the guy - the Wrestler will take you down the Boxer will hook you, and the Karate guy might even sidekick you (which is really demoralizing) - the straight blast is a very powerful weapon, but without pain preceding it, it just isn’t that potent. They don’t do it in Boxing because you can’t do a groin kick (illegal)/destroy (they have gloves on and so do you(/Thai kick the thigh/etc. so there is no pain preceding it to make it work. This is the hub of the wheel, the spokes of the wheel are all these training drills that are in the world of self-perfection that teach you qualities that are (godgiven) dormant in your body (your footwork, timing, speed. Coordination) they won’t come out if you have a pigeon toed stance. But someone has to shake you and tell you this is not how you fight it is just to teach you the qualities - it is not in the techniques which is something noone understands; this is why we have created a way that is simple, direct, barbaric, and surgical - which is what this is all about. What it does is about 5 different things at one time; it takes anyone off of his game, if this guy is a better puncher and kicker than you and he is a better Boxer, etc. You didn’t BOX HIM, YOU DIDN’T FIGHT THE GUY. Lets say he throws a punch at you and you destroy it, straight blast, then head butt, knee, and elbow and you are on the ground and you look down and say “Oh shit that was Mike Tyson!” It can happen because you never had to go toe to toe with him. If you did he might kick your butt, don’t give them the opportunity. Then run, because you don’t want him to get up. It’s like cheating. There is always a bigger guy.   Legal system - it isn’t coming from a moral perspective but more a practical and legal perspective - keeping you out of the old grey bar motel. In the US there is something called force continuum, meaning if you push me I don’t bite a hole in your face. If you flick me off I can’t pull out a knife, but yet if you attack me with a knife I can use a knife. Unless you have ever head butted someone, thumbed their eyes, kneed them, or elbowed them in the head a few times, This is pretend stuff unless you have done it. The first time you will be scared at how much damage it does, after a head butt the face doesn’t look the same surgery needs to be done.  If you are a martial arts instructor, oh that is great for the judge. It doesn’t fly well. Most street fights you can end after the straight blast is completed, you don’t need to go to the H.K.E. But, if it is your life, protecting your family then you do.   Phase III:   Grab the neck and watch my body, my chin is down and head butt. Use more body, hip, and leg. When you have the back of the neck you are going to go from one thing to another to another. You are moving him around don’t interlace your fingers but cup them. Always grab. Horizontal elbows - alternate Vertical elbows - alternate Diagonal Elbows - alternate Head Butts Mix them up - elbow - elbow - head butt Thumb the eyes - mix it in Knees - once the femur is horizontal go in - MIX IT IN   jkd means the way of intercepting, not the way of kickboxing. It is like this is a JKD school and they are practicing volleyball. It isn’t the same. When you trade blows there is kickboxing, this is the whole concept that Bruce was against, he did not want to trade blows. He wanted to get in there and end the fight as soon as possible. The key to being able to intercept and destroy a punch, the key to be able to really successfully straight blast someone in a fight, and the key to be able to apply your Head butt, Knee and Elbow someone in a fight is to train it that way. Number one: when you see that your friend has completed a successful interception or destruction, you need to start running backwards. You run backwards because he is giving forward pressure. You are the trainer and you are training him. A straight blast without forward pressure is nothing. Now you can either let him really straight blast you (which gets old fast) or you have to know the concept of how to train it. First: We do single direct attacks, we are going to know what line comes in, we aren’t going to have gloves on persay, but as you get better at this you can spar! Next: You can try to hit him, or you can fake and then connect with a shot, then move around again and you connect with a shot, then you move around and he intercepts you and goes through the motions. Then: You can make this as real as you want to. You can actually spar and try to hit him. Phase I: Sparring - if he gets it you need to move backwards. When he grabs your neck don’t put you head forward, you will catch something and/or aren’t giving him any energy, most people pull back; move around. Throw your blow, run backwards, then hold your head back and struggle a little bit. When he lands the destruction put you hands down, it is broken and it would come down. If you put your hands up there would be a trap or a knee to the groin, which would bring down the hands.      Phase II: Straight blast Phase III: Give him a struggle to H.K.E.   Trapping   So when we talk about trapping range, we are talking about straight Blasting and H.K.E., when we say trapping range I am not thinking about pak saos and lop saos. Then if you get screwed up and he blocks you then you use a trap; it is a back up for a back up. Then we have a whole program of traps, intricate traps that involve half beats and self-perfection, Lateral motions, going high and low, praying mantis going to Tai Chi going to Savate, there are all kinds of beautiful traps, but that is going into self-perfection. And that is not to be misconstrued with self-preservation. Trapping Sequence: He throws a jab: you do a bicep nerve destruction > oblique kick (half beat > backfist (he blocks) > (he backs up a little bit) Savate kick to the groin > Thai kick to the thigh > Straight Blast > (he blocks) Pak sao > (he blocks) Lop sao > Elbow the forearm > Arm Wrench > Groin Slap > Tai Chi push > Throw a rear low cross (he blocks with front hand) > Hand Check with High backfist (he blocks) > Right Cross to the solarplexus > Hand Check with left High Backfist > Head Butt This is a trapping sequence, it is not how we would fight persay, it is a drill, it is like lifting weights, it teaches us economy of motion. So then when we come back to the way we fight it becomes easy. Throw Punches (Jab or cross) and go through the program   Trapping   Phase 2.5   When you are straight blasting someone in the face, their Knee jerk response is to put a hand up. When that hand comes up depending on the energy of that hand, if its really tight, you don’t trap it, you just knee him in the groin. If the hand gives in a little bit or pushes a little bit you use a trap (what trap depends on the energy). This is for the once in a while time when your punches aren’t hurting him, or he is athletic, or you missed your mark, etc. The reference point for traps does not come off a punch that is blocked like many like to claim. When it is two Wing Chun men battling it is different. But, off of a jab it is impossible, you aren’t going to get that cohesion. Unless you are coming in with a Straight blast you won’t be able to pull off a trap anyway. If he turns and pushes away with his hand. Pak sao - pulling energy Lop sao - pushing energy Tai Chi - when he pushes away get underneath and push - if a car is going by - I don’t have a weapon in my arsenal better than an SUV doing 70 mph. Maybe he shuffles away quickly and you need a kick to bridge the gap again. Maybe you are blasting him and five cops walk in the room, so you decide that it’s a good time to go into armlocks! You might want to Tai Chi him into a car if it is Life or death, you might want to blast him in the chest - take him down and choke him out, handcuff him. There could be a million different ways where you deviate from the normal . When trapping:   Start from the reference point. There are three things you need to do to have a successful pak sao: 1.) You shuffle 2.) You trap their hand 3.) You punch and then retract your hand -you want all three things to be happening at the simultaneously. Be fanatical, and have your partner block it.   Double Pak Sao - if he holds centerline and takes a half step backwards   Pak Sao Lop Sao - if he crosses centerline we don’t fight it to get the trap, we just let it roll   -We need to be able to read the energy/pressure - and it sets it up for the H.K.E.   Sometimes he may put both hands up - the knee is ideal. If he pikes and his groin isn’t close. Sometimes a trap is better, and other times just a knee is better.   Arm Wrenches   When you wrench the arm the body goes into shock, 99% of people will stop fighting.      Intercept/Destroy > Straight Blast > Pak Sao > Lop sao > Elbow the nerve > arm wrench > Groin Hit   Pak Sao > rear Cross > Hand Check with Backfist > Knee > Head Butt (Be outside of his arm) (same energy as a Pak sao > Pak sao   -Now we will add one element to the equation to add in traps. This is regimented (which is not how it will be in a fight, and since I have so many people it has to be regimented). He is going to throw three punches and on the third one I will raise my front arm and he does any trap he wants to. So you have to throw a punch, run backwards, and then put up your hand.   Ground Fighting: (Passing the Guard)   When he is on his back the first thing he wants to do is grab the neck. When he does this we want to move our head in little notches until we can fit our hand in there then get your posture (your base and your posture), then one leg (Knee) hits the tail bone and secures his body and the other leg separates out the other way. Now you stretch until you hear his Guard break. Now your hand goes under his leg and put his calf on your shoulder, come up off your knee and put all your weight forward and move to his side. -This is the sport way.   The guard in and of itself pails over being on the bottom cross-side. When in the guard 1.) armlock (scoop under and twist to the side while extending legs, 2.) a choke (guillotine). 3.) I could do a sweep. 4.) If he tries to pass the guard I can do a triangle choke. -There are so many attacks from the guard 5.) and then there is Kina Mutai.   If he has you in the cross-side: there is very little I can do (he has all his weight on your chest) 1.) you can bite and there are things he can do to prevent that.   The Guard is really the place to be if you are going to be on your back!   The Street Fighting Way:   What was my first problem when he had me in the guard - He had my head - slowly pull my head out (that can take anywhere from 5 seconds to 5 minutes depending on the strength of this man. While you are trying to pass the guard this way he can be punching you in the face, which is why I do not reccommend it.   I have a better way! - Bite his chest/nipples > pin his biceps to the floor (he can’t punch you - do it before you lift your head up) > head Butt him > jump to your feet (make sure it is tight) and pummel his groin > pass his guard (put one knee on his body to secure him > now you can disengage or engage and hit him   There are many different positions in the cross side:   Both hands over - you are susceptible to the bite (lats) If I have one hand under his neck and the other under his hamstring I will sprawl lioke a wrestler to keep him pinned to the ground (both feet on toes - extended), but you are possibly susceptible to a bite to the neck unless you can pin his chin with your shoulder, but you have to let go of his leg -You must prevent him from getting you in the guard - use your knee to secure his hip and hold your hands together. If both my legs are against his body he can grab my leg by his head and sweep me over - make sure your leg is extended, in this position he can’t do anything - so you can bite the face if you don’t like him, then lift up your knee and slide into the mount.   In Kali Dan invented a method to teach the average American to flow quickly. Otherwise it takes many years of training with the stick, he came up with sumbrada - an expedient way of learning how to flow. It teaches you how to flow. While you do it you can put in any weapon/disarm you want. When you learn Jiu-Jitsu you for the first year you learn positions, and then after 1-2 years you learn how to flow. To where you go to one position and he goes to another - you are countering him and he is countering you. We have a better way - a way to flow right away to teach you how to flow using the Kali method. This is a pattern:        Bite his chest/nipples > pin his biceps to the floor (he can’t punch you - do it before you lift your head up) > head Butt him > jump to your feet (make sure it is tight) and pummel his groin > pass his guard (put one knee on his body to secure him and hit him with one hand > get into the mount > now person 2 umpahs him and the flow starts over (Bite his chest/nipples > pin his biceps to the floor (he can’t punch you - do it before you lift your head up) > head Butt him > jump to your feet (make sure it is tight) and pummel his groin > pass his guard (put one knee on his body to secure him and hit him with one hand > get into the mount)  -What we are doing is giving you a years worth of Jiu-Jitsu lessons in an hour you are learning how to flow right away - I would like to go over each position for a week and work the nuances with you, but in my opinion when you blend this with Kina Mutai it gives you something viable. If you end up on the ground you don’t have to be an expert to survive, instead of walking into a school and starting from ground zero first how to strap on a white belt and learn 15 different chokes on the neck and this way verses that way - here we have you street fighting in an hour biting, punching, gouging the eyes, hitting the balls, head butting, and getting rid of the weakness of the sport. BJJ is fun to train - it makes jogging seem like nothing, it is a gentleman’s art. The zenith is biting and eye gouging. Since the Gracies came to America the whole world started growing, because there is stand up and ground fighting (In Brazil it is just ground). Low and behold everyone starts doing what Bruce was in the 1960's, peoplke are just starting to get ht idea, being eclectic - being able to fight in all 4 ranges. To get out of the mount there is the elbow escape or the upah   Upah:   If he tries to upah you you can use your hand to stop him by stretching it forward and you stop him with your weight - so you pin his hand   Now if he pins your hand you can use your leg to upah, but he can stretch his leg out to stop you, but then you need to pin his leg by putting it inside his leg   Now he can roll you over to the side because there is no where to go (just make sure you hold onto his head)   -You have to pin the hand and pin the leg - the point is now we can start from the cross-side   Cross-Side:   give him an upah (push up with your hips, grab around him and move your body) and go into the guard > Now he breaks your guard (puts his hands on your chest, puts one knee on your tail bone and pushes away) > Then he puts his hand under your leg and passes the guard to get into the cross-side -This is the sport way   We want to go with the street fighting end of it   2 Vs. 1 On the Ground   You never want this to happen to you! Be a complete fighter - Stand up and the ground - but it is almost never 1 on 1 - there could be a shot that you never see. You need to bite, eye gouge, grab a weapon.   We have this program which is:   Intercept/Destroy > Straight Blast > H.K.E. > BJJ > Kina Mutai   There are two other aspects of fighting that we need:   1.) The Stick (tire iron, fender, pipe, any blunt instrument, etc.) 2.) The Knife (a piece of glass, tin, something sharp, an edged weapon)   If you are in a stick tournamet there are Rattan Sticks - it is a training weapon (a real weapon is a pipe) - They have helmets on and wack each other and count them and if you out wack him you win. The first one is the one that counts.   There is only one way to fight with weapons - any angle he comes in with we hit the hand - once I hit the hand I back up - I want to stay in Largo Mano range - If he comes in and I miss the hand he can hit me - so I want to be in Largo Mano where he can’t hit me, but I can hit his hand. It is a major advantage to defang the snake (like kina Mutai vs. BJJ) we circumvent the art and cheat (like the R.A.T. System vs. Other martial arts)   Stand up we cheat with R.A.T.      Ground we cheat with Kina Mutai Weapons we cheat with defanging the snake   Then we have all of these training methods to develop attributes, but in actual combat it isn’t rocket science!   When stick fighting think of it as a pipe and not a piece of rattan - any time the hand IS HIT IT IS THE END OF ONE FIGHT - IF YOUR HAND IS SMASHED EVERY BONE IS BROKEN   2 Knives:   worse than every bone smashed is getting every tendon cut - you can’t hold onto everything, it has nothing to do with pain tolerance - respect the knife, it shouldn’t look like a kickboxing match. There is no winner or loser, you are working your attributes   The 3 Attributes:   1.) Footwork 2.) Timing 3.) Sense of distance   If you watch there is no stance, they are up on their toes, if he isn’t up on his toes (a regular person not trying to defang) he will cut you all up in a second. All other stick drills are self-perfection, which is still important to develop attributes. Some people just practice what they would do in a fight (he will look and be clumbsey/ponderous/awkward), and then there are those people who know 1,000 disarms (he will not have the attributes to pull them off) - these are people too far to the right (they have no idea what they are doing) and to far to the left (all they want to do is go ballistic/sloppy/no finness/no body mechanics/you will burn out). For real situations we do self-preservation, how we train is another story, self-perfection.   Just try to hit the hand at first.   Summary:   When The Martial Arts were very traditional before they became “eclectic” people never knew where there level was, until they could get in there with a boxer, today there are many schools who are eclectic, which is not a bad thing, but there is a way to do it even better. If you have a school and you teach 5 classes BJJ, Savate, Silat, Thaiboxing, and Stick fighting. Lets say they are all separated how are your students ever going to know how to go from one to another. They won’t know how to put it together. You can separate them, but for the last 10 minutes tell them to put it all together. Otherwise you will be a jack of all trades, and a master of none, you will freak. Instead of your Straight Blast helping your Tai Chi or your BJJ helping your Kina Mutai - where there is a synergy - it will be the opposite. One art helping the other is the heart of JKD, keeping it compartmentalized you will never learn how to flow. You need to learn how to flow.   Our Graduation Round:   Teaching you this attribute. You have an agenda. Stick Fighting - Hit the hand Knife Fighting - cut the hand Stand Up - Intercept/Destroy > Straight Blast > H.K.E. Ground Fighting - Positioning and Kina Mutai   We train the way the fight would really be, we flow!   Stick Fighting > Knife Fighting > R.A.T (one person is designated for this). > Ground > the bite > Get up and start over again with the R.A.T.!   You are in a bar and need to adapt and flow like a cameleon as this fight mutates.   RAT (Rapid Assault Tactics)      1. Rapid Assault Tactics or "The R.A.T." System, made famous by Paul Vunak, can best be described as a way of bringing forth the most violence, using the most barbaric weapons, to effectively defend ones' life in the most efficient and safest manner possible. The RAT enables average men and women to quickly defend themselves against a larger aggressor bent on your destruction.This system of brutal combat has been taught to members of the D.E.A., S.W.A.T., Army Rangers, Police, F.B.I., and other elite units whose lives are in danger in many instances. The RAT System is about survival or self-preservation, and is ideal when a situation has escalated where your life is threatened and the only option is to use the most lethal tools to preserve your life. The central core of this program involves knowing how and when to use head butts, knees and elbows (HKE).  The curriculum is as follows: - Training the lethal tools: HKE or head butts, knees and elbows- Drilling HKE, how to tie it all together to achieve the desired result- Functionalizing HKE, training the tools in an alive manner against full resistance through the use of impact gear It has three basic concepts:  1. Entry2. Pressure3. Resolution/Termination of conflict RAT isn't really so much a fighting technique, though, as it is an understanding of the phases of the fight. Most people enter into a fight with no plan. They just fight until someone runs away, wins, or drops. That's leaving too much up to chance. If you go into a fight with a set plan (entry, pressure, termination) your chances of success goes up greatly. The scope of the training conducted usually includes but is not limited to: 1. Training Methodologies - numerous drills designed to develop the attributes necessary to execute the techniques learned; as well as to control ones emotions when the fight-or-flight mechanism is triggered 2. Weapons - training in the use and defense of the knife and stick; the same streamlined approach as taught to the US Navy SEALs and other elite government agencies a) Stick fighting is one more aspect to our weapons program and is essentially the same curriculum that is taught to the SEAL's, DEA, FBI, etc. Curriculum for this weapon is as follows: - Learning the fundamental angles of attack- Learning fundamental drills- Functionalizing the techniques learned against:a. One Aggressorb. Multiple Aggressorsc. Against a Knife wielderd. Against a Stick wielder  The emphasis of this weapon's program is to be able to pick up a similar weapon and adapt it in a self-preservation moment. The student will be introduced to the sparring aspects of stick fighting in progressions. This is the only way that one can test and measure the extent of their familiarization with the stick. b) Knife fighting. Our knife program is continually evolving to the degree that the focus is less on "Knife fighting" per say and more on dealing with common "Knife assaults." It is essentially the same curriculum that is taught to the SEAL's, DEA, FBI, etc, except with some groundbreaking differences where Knife vs. Empty hands from the close quarter is emphasized.A Knife assault is probably the single most dangerous threat that one can encounter, which is why the curriculum is comprised of sound principles relating to defending against this weapon. We strongly feel that our approach is unique to that of other existing knife programs because we continue to address this area with realistic goals and expectations. Make no mistake, the single best option when confronted is to always run and avoid the confrontation! Curriculum for this weapon is as follows:     - Learning the fundamental angles of attack- Learning fundamental drills- Functionalizing the techniques learned against:a. One Aggressorb. Multiple Aggressorsc. Against a Knife wielderd. Against a Stick wielder- Real Close Quarter Knife Self-Preservationa. Fighting from the Clinch Range One of the emphasis of this weapon's program is to be able to pick up a similar weapon and adapt it in a self-preservation moment. The student will be introduced to some the sparring aspects of knife fighting in progressions. Again, we will be emphasizing defending against rather than sparring the knife attack. This is the only way that one can test and measure the extent of their familiarization with the knife. c) Improvised Weapons (IW), can be taught as a stand alone skill or it can be integrated within the RAT (Rapid Assault Tactics) matrix.  The curriculum is as follows: - IW within a home environment - IW outside environment- IW in a public place, ex: restaurant, convenient store, etc. - Functionalizing IW, training the IW in an alive manner against full resistance through the use of impact gear 3. Mass Attacks - life saving principles and important concepts relating to this area of assault involving multiple aggressors. Mass Attacks is an area of self-preservation that one should never hope to fall victim to. In this most dangerous attack, the options are few and the best tactical response is mobility. The violence in today's streets have changed and one of the most preferred forms of violence by street punks is to attack in numbers. It is a sure fire way to gain the upper hand when the intentions are to seriously hurt someone. Unfortunately, many traditional martial arts approach this area unrealistically and the results are predictable: you will get seriously hurt, possibly killed. At the Academy of Jeet Kune Do Fighting Technology, we give this area of Self-preservation serious attention because of the nature of these types of personal attacks.The curriculum is based on one of mobility, using the most lethal tools, improvised weapons and other means. 4. HKE or “Head butts, Knees & Elbows”- the core of the RAT; tools employed when a person is engaged in a life threatening situation and self-preservation becomes necessary 5. Ground grappling and Ground fighting - positional control, submissions and reversals; Concepts of disengaging from grappling situations to maintain control, mobility and balance. Grappling skills are taught to deal with any type of grappling that may arise in a street fighting situation. We develop skills that can be utilized in standup or ground grappling. The Grappling Arts contain a myriad of training drills which enhance or develop physical attributes such as speed, sensitivity, power, coordination, timing, endurance, footwork, evasiveness, etc. We use the art of grappling to develop skill in applying arm, foot, wrist, head, neck locks, etc. There are two ways we teach the ground game. One is strictly from a self-perfection perspective which is sportive in nature. Meaning, that students have elected to learn the various locks, submissions, positioning, reversals, etc, for pure enjoyment and conditioning.  The other way is the Rapid Assault Tactics ground fighting approach. This involves a different sort of dedication, where everything taught is meant for self-preservation only. The aim here is to disengage a grappling confrontation before it proceeds further, but not before initiating all the brutality that may be necessary for one's escape.  Training with gear is the usual norm and is the only way to fully apply and functionalize all the skills that will ensure one's survival. Remember, if you are simulating this aspect of martial arts training, be prepared to suffer the consequences of such ill-preparedness. Train like you fight and you will no doubt fight like you train.  Some training methods and techniques, from various grappling arts, have their way into our curriculum, such as: Gracie Jujitsu, Dumog, Catch-as-Catch Can, Greco, Judo, Shoot Wrestling, etc. It is unfortunate that some martial artists believe that it is unlikely a street fight will end up going to the ground, but in the words of Paul Vunak, "Fights mutate...", and we have to be prepared to survive in that range just in case we end up there. Train realistically and increase your chances of surviving. 


Phase I:   R.A.T. stands for two seperate things:   1. There is the animal which has great attributes 2. It is an acronym for Rapid Assault Tactics   We are getting in we are ending the altercation and we are doing it in a surgical and barbaric way. In a street fight it is important to survive, that is the number one thing. A lot of Martial Arts out there use different animals to duplicate or imitate (Dragon, Tiger, Crane, Monket, etc.). We (JKD stylists) would rather use the rat. The rat is a survivor, they can survive a nuclear holocaust, you can throw it off of a two story building or flush it down the toilet and it will survive. This is whatg we want to do, we want to be a survivor.    The R.A.T. system was developed for the military. What this system teaches you is to functionalize your techniques, it turns you into a street fighter. The process by which most Martial Artists learn and internalize techniques it takes 5 phases (learn, practice, master, functionalize, and maintain).   Learn Practicing Master - finally after practicing a technique for years one masters it, Mastering a technique does not mean you know how to fight, it simply means that you know how to do the technique. Functionalizing - the most difficult part, that is what this program is about. We are building your attributes, giving you a foundation from which to use these techniques. Maintain - you have to get off your butt, put down the bon bons and train once in a while, or you lose your edge!   We have done all the thinking for you, we have taken out all the guess work. We have taken an enormous floodlight of information and condensed it into a laser beam and that is what this system is.   R.A.T.   We have taken only the applicable moves for street fighting, all of the drills, and tactics.   First we have to understand that we have to enter. If we do not enter then we cannot get into the most lethal range to terminate the fight which is head butts, knees and elbows. Everything starts from an entry; most Martial Arts kick, punch and/or grapple. When they are out in long range they are ntrying to trade bombs with us, we cannot trade bombs with people. This will not work, it does not matter what style, hard/soft/linear/circular, we cannot do this. In order to enter we have to either intercept or destroy. An interception and a destruction have the same thing in common, they inflict pain, instantaneous pain, now once the opponent has received the instantaneous pain we go into pressure. Pressure is the single most important aspect of this program. It is taken from the art of Wing Chun and it is borrowed from a technique called the "jik chung chuie." The straight blast, this was one of Bruce Lee's greatest revelations. Once the opponent feels the pressure, a 50 yard dash straight down his centerline, then we terminate the fight. In order to terminate the fight we use the three most barbaric tools on the body (head butts, knees, and elbows). This program is a microcosm of 30 years of work, and this is the way that we train the military personnel who do not have the time to spend training day after day, Rapid Assault Tactics, we are assaulting the opponent in the most rapid way and the tactics are: Entry, Pressure and Termination.   The students need to learn the attributes, you need attributes to pull of the techniques. We start off with punches and then move on to kicks.   You can use different stimulai to train, using boxing matches on tv, etc.   The form we use and the distance that we keep. The boxers keep their hands just below their clooar bone, for this program we like to keep our hands a little higher, like the Thaiboxers because we predicate most things on elbow destructions. Keep the same range back and forth, just practice maintaining this range at first. If you don't keep that form while moving, or your hands drop down, it will be very difficult to land that destruction.   Now with everything that we do we always start it off of the jab. When the jab comes in just parry and every third time practice the elbow destruction. From this movement, I am just rocking back and letting it run right into my elbow.      Now for the next move we are reacting off the cross. Now again we are not blocking, You never see us do anything passive. Off the cross, we want to get out of the way a little more when compared to the jab. The jab is more like a pest, a fly, the cross deserves a little more fear, you have to keep your eye out for it. Now we are going to do the same move persay, but we are going to roll over that shoulder a little bit more a little bit more instead of rocking back. I don't want you to expose your ribs, I want you to roll and let the fist run right into your elbow. It is a simple move without defensive maneuvers, never passive.   Now we are going to defend against the hook. Now is a good time to reiterate that we do not defend according to what weapon/tool is being thrown at us, There are thousands of arts out there and they all have their own weapons. You should not care what technique is being thrown, but at what angle is coming in. If we tried to equate against every art out there it would be impossible, so we try to equate against the angle. The angles can be straight, hooking, upercut, or an overhand. Every Martial Arts technique has to fit in to the confines of one of those angles. We are going to intercept by destroying or intercepting off of one of those angles, so you only have two things to think about, not 200. Now when they come in with the swing I am not looking for which hand it is coming from, as soon as I see him cock his hand back I am going to immediately nail him with my finger jab. All 4 fingers directed to one eye ball, it is an interception. I am not waiting for him to swing let the swing come two me and block it, then counter. As soon as I see it I am intercepting, this was one of Bruce's biggest revelations.   Now we have the uppercut line and the overhand. A good boxer is not going to try to throw an uppercut, overhand, or even a hook from a wide range. But a lot of street fighters will. Boxers like to cover their body because they like to trade blows. In this range we aren't so worried about covering our body because in-close we use head butts, knees, and elbows. If he attacks from wild angles you do the same thing as you do against hook, a finger jab. Now remember this is only an entry, you do not make this move and expect to win the fight, it is a move to help you move on to the next part of the fight. You do not have to differentiate the angle, intercept before it comes in. It doesn't matter if it is an uppercut, overhand hook, or a low hook, etc. Just finger jab!   Now that we have reduced every single martial arts hand technique into two moves (finger jab or destruction), we can move into the low line angles. Now with kicks it can either come from the inside or the outside. We never take out hand down and block it. We raise our knee up and destry it. Destructions are our primary goal because we want to enter, we want to get into our staright blast, and once we get there we want to get into the head butts, knees, and elbows. That is our program, you have to go through a before you go through b and c. Every single kick has been reduced to two angles (inside or outside), just raise your knee outside or point it inside. If you can picture trying to kick an oak tree with your shin that is what this move does.   The first kicks we are going tol introduce are the shuffle kick to the groin and the low thigh kick. Remember to raise your knee for both angles.   The last attack on the low line is a straight attack, 99 out of 100 Martial Artists do not use a front kick if you are in a stance, they do it when you are squared off and your front is open. When a person is in a stance and your knee is in front the only real attack you can do is a side kick on the knee. And if you are up and moving around it is much more difficult to land than they would have you believe. Again we are just raising the knee (the only ways are inside, outside, or straight up). If we can see the kick coming from a mile away we use a jeet tek to intercept the kick. Otherwise we raise the knee straight up. From your waist up you should have hands high and be completely relaxed.   Now for the next two angles we have the middle side kick and the high side kick. When the hands are up already and the middle looks like it is open they might be more prone to throwing that side kick in. For this kick we just back up slightly and use our elbow to destroy the kick.   When the high side kick comes in we have to get our head out of the way. It is not too difficult to do because it is not as fast as a jab. As you get the head out of the way just raise the foot to kick them in the groin, it is an interception.   No matter what response our opponent gives us our response inflicts instantaneous pain on the very next beat. This gives us our opportunity to blast and then head butt, knee, and elbow.    We use perpetual foot work, we are on our toes, our hands are up, and we look at each one of their blows not as a weapon, but a perpetual target.   The spin kick, it is the most telegraphed move one can do. The head moves first, then the shoulder, then the kick comes in. When you see that coming so many things have to go first. If I try to wait and block or just try to get out of the way I am not doing myself any good, I am just outting a band-aid on the problem. If I block which is worse, then we will be in a fight. If I just wait to see him move and then intercept, that is the safest/best way to do it, just come straight in with the front push kick shot. In reality I can use a knee to his coccyx or intercept with a jab to the back of the head. When you see hi loading up, that is when you intercept it. Now it doesn't matter if it is a spin kick, a spinning crescent kick, or a spinning heel hook, etc. just the fact that he is spinning he is turning his back on you, once you see his back execute your interception.       Now for the high round house kick, our hands are already high and in position. As the kick comes in just lean one way or the other. It does not matter if you block the right kick with your right or left elbow, but generallytry to stay on the same side. Once you have done your destruction you will go into your blast and then head butt, knee and elbow to finish the fight. The moment you are destroying the kick and your elbow is raking up on their shin bone then when the opponent puts pressure on the leg and is unable to walk this is a perfect time for the straight blast. This last kick comes to the face, just angle the direction of the kick and use an elbow destruction on the shin.   Faking Drill   One of the most importasnt principles you can have as a fighter is the ability to differentiate betweena fake and the real thing. When you move around with a great fighter, one of the most common denominators is that they have a greast fake. Once they can fake you out and get you to flinch they can use their combinations and the fight is over. So being able to differentiate between what is real and fake is one of the most important points and this drill will show you how to do that. Now put the fake in with the other angles. Just back up if it is fake, destroy/intercept if it is real.   When we are learning to differentiate between a real strike and a fake, the most important part is repitition. The only attribute to know the difference is repitition. You gaze at the opponent's chest, you move around and have him throw tools at you. The more different types of tools you have had come at you the better your line familiarization will be and the more able you will be to differentiate.   Now it is time to put it all together and spar. We start off slow and you must train the proper reaction to each one of the tools.   Now in the next round we will pick up the speed a little bit, if you miss one keep going and try to pick up the next one, remember to try to get the right reaction.   In every other Martial Art out there they either kick, punch and/or grapple. No one addresses the trapping range. You can't compete in trapping range, no one can trade shots. What we have done is shown you how to safely get into this range in a fight. To do this you need to land a proper entry. When you land that entry you are taking out that limb, destroying the nerves, once this is done you can enter into the next phase which is pressure. When you straight blast with a tremendous amount of pressure they are flailing backwards. This was Bruce Lee's biggest revelation. To fight someone and take them out of their element. Once you have them flying backwards they are not a threat, then we apply the final Phase, phase III: head butts, knees, and elbows.   

Phase II

Street Safe


Street Safe Program

Learn to fight in all ranges, learn the 8 simple tools and our "pain-pressure-terminate" formula which has made Jeet Kune Do the most effective most sought-after, and most feared Martial Art on the planet!  Learn this easy to use "system" which will teach you to come out on top against almost any opponent.  This is a course which I have developed for people who don't have a lifetime to devote to the art of Jeet Kune Do.
This program makes you a formidable foe no matter what training your opponent has.
Fight in all ranges!!
5 Ranges:JKD Range: when the opponent can't hit you with any tools and must MOVE to you first.Kicking Range: the extension of the footPunching Range: the extension of the jabTrapping Range: all the deadly tools: head butts, knees, elbows and arm wrenches.Grappling Range: fighting on the ground, locking, flipping, throws, chokes, wrestling, etc. (most fights end up here)
The Most Important Tools!
8 Tools:Eye JabOblique KickScoop KickEar SLapKneeElbowHead ButtBiting
You may not know much about this course, but the SEALS, FBI and CIA and a dozen police department SWAT teams do.
Now, with the release of this incredible elite military fighting system, you can easily "take down" trained boxers, Karate masters and street thugs much bigger than you... even if you've never been in a real fight before in your life!  This "simplified" hand-to-hand system is so treasured by the soldiers and police and federal agents who need to rely on it.
There are no complicated moves! In fact, in this "basic" system, there are only 8 moves total! You don't have to be quick, or coordinated, or even in decent shape!  All the deadly power comes from extensions of the way your body naturally moves.  You don't need to train constantly to become a master of this system!  The SEALS, the cops, the agents... none of them have time to waste in training.  Plus, just as importantly, there is no formality, no religious nonsense or bowing or wearing odd uniforms in this system!  It is not martial arts - it is a simplified fighting system that goes beyond the street smarts any martial art could ever offer you!
In this course Eric reveals the "unfair" fighting secrets that can defeat even the "top 10%" of world-class streetfighters!  If you would like to learn fighting secrets hat give you an "unfair" advantage over even the most elite streetfighters in the world, then this intensive training will absolutely change your life forever!  Just knowing these secrets wil put you in an entirely new category of fighter, no matter what your previous experience is, mastering them can make you virtually undefeatable in hand to hand combat!  This program will help you to "bee line" straight for the most vulnerable part of your opponent... how to quickly force any violent attacker (even someone twice your size) into complete and utter submission... the 8 most brutal and devastating - yet utterly simple to master - "human appendage" tools any fighter could hope for! And the secret way to "combo" yourself into a machine-like force that cannot be stopped... the one basic secret of winning street fights that almost no street fighter knows about!... and TONS more!
Even better, Eric will ALSO reveal the secrets of fighting against an armed attacker.  This stuff will really separate you from the "wanna be" fighters out there! 

Law Enforcement Programs

Designed for all Law Officials, Special Forces, SWAT teams, & Warrant Teams, etc.
Completing our Police Tactics Certification Program, which is a 30 hour course will certify you as a qualified instructor to teach this course and recruit (Novice) to Advanced Instructor levels.  Our seminars include such topics as:
Control & Restraint-Joint Manipulations/Take-downs-Trapping and Disarming techniques-Handcuffing
Confrontation Manaagement-Risk Assessment-Survival Instinct-Stress Management
This is a program for Law Officials, but it is applicable for civilians as well.  It is important to be able to injure to degree.  We have broken our techniques into 3 levels:
Level 1:If they are not imposing any physical harm/threat upon you, but they are not cooperating - they might be drunk, cantankerous, not going into the Police Car or into their cell, etc.  For this level we employ locking and controlling - it doesn't only hurt, but it inflicts enough pain to move someone from point A to point B.
Level 2:If someone is throwing punches/kicks at you, but you are not afraid for your life; you need to defend yourself, so we employ techniques which are not excessively brutal but they do apply damage to the opponent to stop them from attacking.
Level 3:If you are worried for your life (a serious situation)For over a decade we have offered state of the art specialized training programs for law enforcement personnel.  DUe to the tactical application and positive field tested results of our training methods, Elite Jeet Kune Do has been chosen by many police departments to be their primary supplemental training instructors.  Our organization has also been involved in hand-to-hand combat training for several US Government Agencies.  We realize that when an Officer's attempts to control a suspect becomes "Officer Survival" both for the Officer and the Suspect lose.  The Suspect loses at the scene and the Officer loses in Civil Court.  Our training is specifically designed for all Law Enforcement officers who must gain suspect control within acceptable guidelines.  We pride ourselves in taking the police officer from the initial contact to handcuffing safely and effectively.