Asymmetrical Situations

Uncategorized May 10, 2021

I’m often asked what is the difference between what we teach and mixed martial arts. The simple answer is we specialize in surviving asymmetrical situations where you are not the superior force. Let me explain this.

Asymmetrical situations is a term we got from our teacher Mark Davis which stands for a situation where the attacker is bigger, stronger, faster, has a weapon, or you are constrained or limited in some way. Basically where you are the underdog.

Starting from the assumption that the attacker has the advantage and pure physical force will not be enough to survive, your options have to broaden. Evading, escaping and hiding all become alternatives that would not be available in a competitive situation. Also from this perspective martial techniques can’t just be done without taking into account the superior strength of an attacker.

This is why Shinobi Science uses science. Our students have to understand the physics of using gravity and position to control space, the neurology of performing under extreme and often unexpected conditions, and the counterintuitive concepts of going with the flow of force instead of opposing it. We use science to help our students understand these historical principles of safety. To survive when the odds are against you.

We look forward to training with you.

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