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Elite-Fighters Seminar Series - 3
Master of the Ring
The Definitive Guide to Personal Combat Training and Application

The Ultimate Guide to Sparring

The Elite-Fighters System of Martial Arts is proud to announce the third in a series:

Seminar Series #3
Master of the Ring
The Definitive Guide to Personal Combat Training and Application

This book is the culmination of over 17 years of research. It is the first book of its kind to fully describe all aspects of sparring along with training exercises designed to integrate these elements into your own fighting style.

Most martial art schools teach light or no-contact point sparring; the school in which we began placed a heavy emphasis on street or combat oriented sparring—contact was moderate to heavy. Our instructors used Joe Lewis’ The Theory of Free Style (see Appendix F). This document (based upon the teachings of Bruce Lee) was one of the first systemized methods of teaching sparring to students. Though it was revolutionary in its day, it failed to cover all aspects of combat theory and did not have defined methods for training. Without it, however, this book would never have come about, therefore, we salute the pioneers who have contributed to the martial arts world to make this research and publication possible.

The first concise definition of sparring (or freestyle) was presented by Ed Parker, father of American Kenpo Karate. Ed Parker identified two types of sparring—Tournament and Street. Tournament Freestyle, he explained, consists of Amateur (light or no contact) and Professional (full contact or knockout). Both of these aspects fall within the Sports Phase of martial arts; however, both “employ rules that restrict, limit, and hamper” the fighter’s versatility. He felt that Tournament Freestyle is sparring with rules and Street Freestyle is sparring without rules. While I agree with his definition and breakdown of Tournament Freestyle, I disagree with his definition of Street Freestyle. While it may be acceptable for criminals to attack others without a moral compass and a feeling of impunity, it is not acceptable under the law and certainly not acceptable for the martial artists.

As citizens we are bound by the law to apply only as much force as is necessary under the circumstances to escape from an assault. If, for example, you are attacked by a knife-wielding assailant and you manage to disarm and incapacitate him, then you are protected under the law. However, if you pick up the knife and stab the incapacitated attacker and cause his death, then you have just crossed from being a victim to being a murderer.

Citizens are not the only people bound by rules, so are police officers and military personnel. Police officers must use only the reasonable amount of force that is necessary to subdue a suspect. Once the suspect has been subdued and handcuffed, police officers must then protect the suspect from harm—even if the suspect had just tried to murder the officer! A soldier in the military may be engaged in deadly combat with enemy citizens in a particular foreign city on one day; however, the very next day, his commanding officer may give orders that those very same citizens are now “friends” and the military personnel must now act as humanitarians.

This realization prompted me to develop a systemized manner that martial artists may use to determine the rules of engagement and the necessary force that may be applied before and after a tactical encounter (see Pre-Combative Offensive Strategies page 55 and Combative Offensive Strategies page 114).

This work is the definitive guide to freestyle sparring, personal combat theory, and training. It is divided into four sections—Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and Expert.

Beginning—At this stage, we will examine the natural weapons of the human body and the targets upon which those weapons will be applied. In addition, we will explore the Geometric Combat Theory and the Pre-Combative Offensive Strategies, these groundbreaking methods, developed by the authors, have revolutionized the martial arts world.

Intermediate—At this stage, we will examine the foundation of all combat theory. At the conclusion of this section, the Combative Offensive Strategies will provide the student with the complete tools necessary to determine how to properly apply decide the correct course of action in any combat situation.

Advanced—If you are ever engaged in combat with an equally matched or superior force, then this section will guide you in learning the refinements of personal combat and give you the necessary edge for victory. This section is also vital for anyone who wishes to be champion in sport competition—amateur or professional.

Expert—The epitome of personal combat is psychological combat. The material found here will give you the edge in any tactical engagement and can even help you in personal and professional life!

Appendix—The appendix provides the reader with the following:

1. Command & Control Strategies—This section expands upon ideas found in combat theory.
2. The Art of Grappling—A fighter’s knowledge is not complete unless he knows all aspects of grappling. This section completes your knowledge.
3. Training Drills—This section will enable you to fully integrate all the lessons you have learned into your own personal fighting style.
4. Tournament Rules—For those who are interested in amateur or professional sport karate, this section will give you all the necessary rules and regulations that you will need for your own personal training.
5. American Kenpo Freestyle Techniques—Ed Parker, father of American Kenpo, advanced the idea of traditional one-step sparring to enable martial artists to design their own combinations.
6. Historical Reference “The Theory of Free Style”—This is a copy of the original and revolutionary sparring system developed by Joe Lewis which is based upon the teachings of Bruce Lee.

This 430 page CD-Rom manual is huge and packed with detailed information that teaches the full spectrum of Personal Combat and Freestyle Sparring. Some of the specialized topics include:

  • The Arsenal of Natural Offensive Weaponry
  • Base of Operations
  • Methods of Attacking Vital Targets
  • Striking Points
  • Pressure Points
  • Geometric Combat Theory
  • Pre-Combative Offensive Strategies
  • Theory and Methodology of Attack, Defense, and Counter-Attack
  • Calculated Counters
  • Sectors and Immobilization Attacks
  • Combative Offensive Strategies
  • Rules of Engagement
  • Advanced Combat Footwork
  • Counter Fighting
  • Launch Point
  • Group Combat Tactics
  • Deceptive Penetration
  • The Sixteen Types of Fighters
  • Sector Fighting
  • Destructions
  • Trapping
  • Grappling
  • Complete Training Drills
  • American Kenpo Karate Freestyle Techniques

Bonus Material! - As a very special bonus, we have included a copy of our most popular publication—Toughness Training. Adapted by law enforcement and military personnel, this program contains some of the most important pieces that are missing from your training.

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