Neil’s reason for training all these different systems was to find the best way to win in competition and also for using in a self defence situation.
As Neil’s quest for perfection continued he understood that no system was perfect, however by blending systems together you could get pretty close.
Reality Self-Defence Concepts takes the best attributes from each system and pressure tests them. If they don’t work under pressure they won’t work in a real life self defence situation. One of the best ways to pressure test is in sport and although this is a great way to see if it’ll work, sometimes what works in the ring isn’t always the best thing for a self-defence situation.
The art of fighting whether in a sporting context or a self-defence context is complex. There are multiple factors that affect the outcome and isn’t always “someone does A you do B”. It is ever flowing and changing and the ability to understand this and transition to the next option is the skill that needs to be honed and practiced.
Practice is something Neil has had a lot of, both in the ring and on the street as a serving Police Officer. Having to deal with de-escalation and becoming skilled in the art of verbal jiu-jitsu. When things have got physical he has drawn on his vast experience and taken note of the tools in his tool box that worked or didn’t work. As a result of this Neil has had some of his “techniques” added to the Police Officer training manual which are being taught nationally to the British Police.
Neil is only interested in “techniques” that have a high percentage success rate and with his extensive hands on experience he’s managed to filter through what works and what doesn’t in a stressful situation.