We all try our best to stay out of fights. After all, when we go on trips, vacations, weekend excursions, and Friday-night dates, the last thing we are looking for are fisticuffs. Yes, you may try to “appeal to the best” in any man, woman, or youth who tries to give you or your crew a hard time, but realistically, negotiations are NOT what attackers are looking for. And, statistically, once a fight begins, it’s only a matter of SECONDS before it goes to the ground! . . .
Ground-based combat and survival is something I had to defer to the experts on. Because the last thing I wanted to do while training as an award-winning Tae Kwon Do competitor in college was to FIGHT ON THE GROUND. It’s not like the sport would allow it, and even if it did, I was focused too much on scoring my points early. However, research demonstrates that folks who get caught up in real-world physical altercations only last 8-10 seconds . . . before GOING IN THE DIRT! . . .
As it turns out, my flying “tornado kicks” aren’t much good is this situation, and I avoided wrestling classes, teams, and other competitive opportunities that required me to expend the majority of the contact sport in a headlock with another dude. And I’m not alone! You ever watched an MMA match on TV? It’s pretty clear which fighters DO NOT prefer this style of strategic conflict either. And, I began to notice how quickly almost every fight goes to the floor!–professional fighters taking it to the ground almost every time. . . .
Lucky for us, Alpha Nation’s SpecForce came through and partnered with Brazilian Jiu Jistsu (BJJ) Master Ari Knazan to give us all the strategic advantage that Black Ops Travel has been looking for! A wise man once said, “If you don’t know the answer, know whom to ask.” In addition to earning a BBJ Black Belt and running his own MMA Studio, Knazan posseses nearly 20 years of real-world experience as a bouncer, before becoming a full-time private security officer protecting high-risk clients. We say Knazan is hired! . . .