But i have been seeking the audience of this forum... ?Well, have fun drifting around seeking a receptive audience rather than a qualified one
Anyway, not important.. I did how-ever come to this realisation this morning..
The problem is that since FASD Fight Training is not a martial art, the place I thought it would fit was in self defense. Clearly it is not. What it actually is, is just a different method of fighting.
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]In case anyone cares (i realise this statement is open to 'attack', but some of the comments on other threads have made me giggle more than just a little) I am currently updating literature to reflect as such.[/FONT]
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[/FONT]So thanks again for your input and honesty. I would not have come to this realisation without it.
Also, id just like to point out that you have been basing all your opinions of FASD on a single chapter
Chris - i cant remember if Ive said it yet but my reasons for being here are not to prove myself or seek approval. All I want to do is share ideas and learn from others. My back-ground of knowledge should not be of concern. Does it really matter if someone has given me a certificate or not? If you do not like my ideas, dont read my posts.
So now, to totally go against all of that, here is a cut and paste of 'my background'..
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Iwas introduced to Martial Arts (Jiu-Jitsu) around 1990. My familymoved every few years and I enjoyed learning from many schools ofthought so I studied a number of different styles (Shoalin Kung Fu,Jeet Kune Do, Ninjitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai, Shoot Wrestling, Arnissand other various eclectic schools) but never really dedicated toone. [/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]In2003 I discovered my passion of travel. I still wanted to train andliked the informality and combination of stand-up and grappling ofMMA (Mixed Martial Arts) so whenever I was settled for a month or 2 Iwould pay on a class by class basis. Also, many MMA gyms offeredother classes (fitness, Muay Thai, Boxing, Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu etc)that I could take advantage of. This, however, did not satisfy mywant for training in weaponry and self defense type techniques, so Ibegan self training.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]Selftraining is fine whilst travelling. It is a good way to keep fit andcontinue to practice your skills. However, when-ever I decided tostay in one place for more than a week or two, I discovered that Idid not have anyone I could spar with. MMA gyms where good forunarmed sparring, but my fight training had weaponry and othertechniques not used in MMA. I decided to create a training program,with the specific aim of training others to have the competance tospar in a short time. [/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]InitiallyI just trained friends. In 2009 I took a year off traveling so beganteaching my method commercially in Australia. I called it FirstAction Self Defense (FASD). During that year it became apparent to methat Self Defense was much more than just fighting, so I extened FASDto encompasses all aspects of self preservation. The aim being thatif you are ever in any type of danger, whatever it may be, you’llhave the best possible chance to survive.[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]In2010 I started traveling again. As I travel I continue to researchand improve FASD in all it's areas. (Withthe philosophy of constant improvement, FASD will continue to bedeveloped and improved for years to come.) I also facilitate trainingcourses (friends and commercially) in all areas of FASD to anyone whowants to learn. [/FONT]