Ground Survival: Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place
How to Survive on the Ground
Myth 1: Most fights go to the ground.
Myth 2: You actually want to fight on the ground
Fighting on the ground willingly is a very bad thing to do. In the real world, the ground is covered with concrete, asphalt, rocks, sticks and various other items that make it very difficult and painful to move and work while on your back. The other thing to consider in a real-world scenario is the possibility of multiple attackers. The attack may not start out with multiples but could easily escalate to many attackers. If you fight on the ground, you limit your ability to defend yourself against more than one person at a time. You limit your ability to escape and run away, and you can also get injured more easily because of the lack of mobility.
So, we don’t want to end up on the ground, but things happen. You may be attacked while lying down, say in your bed, in the park, on the beach. Or you may fall down or be taken down (very hard to do). That is why we teach ground survival. Our goal is to put you in a better position to hit vital spots and get up as quickly as possible. This is not an MMA or Brazilian jujitsu class – this is the real world and the self-defense skills we teach really work and have worked for ordinary people.