Rapid Assault Tactics (R.A.T)
Training as taught to the US Navy Seals, CIA, FBI ...
Rapid Assault Tactics is a strategic system of fighting designed to neutralize attacks through destruction or interception, to provide forward pressure to off-balance the attacker, and enter and terminate the threat as quickly as possible. Because the military units it was developed for do not have years to devote to develop effective fighting technique, Rapid Assault Tactics was designed to provide the maximum amount of combative skill and ability in the shortest possible time. It dispenses with the trappings of traditional martial arts, such as belts, uniforms, and ritual, as well as the rules and restrictions of sport competition. Rapid Assault Tactics is focused solely on developing real-world, realistic self-preservation skills.
Rapid Assault Tactics focuses on the two goals of self-preservation and self-perfection. Practitioners learn to defend themselves against real world attacks, while using their training to develop themselves mentally and spiritually. It covers the full spectrum of possible combative scenarios, including unarmed attackers, armed attackers, as well as multiple attackers. Students learn to deal with punches, kicks, throws, takedowns, grappling, and weapons.
Rapid Assault Tactics developed out of Jeet Kune Do, the martial path pioneered by the late Bruce Lee. It is a streamlined fighting system, drawing from arts such as Brazilian Jujutsu, Kinamutai, Boxing, Dumog, Kali, Muay Thai, Pananjakman, Panantukan, Savate, Taijiquan, and Wing Chun. Beyond physical techniques, Rapid Assault Tactics also incorporates combat training exercises called Stress Innoculation, to get your body and mind used to the crash of adrenaline, fear, and other intense emotions surrounding combative situations. Keeping a cool head in a violent confrontation is the most important skill you could ever learn.
This curriculum covers all phases of combat, and develops the student through a progression through each phase. Students begin by learning a set of brutally effective close-range techniques, evasive footwork, and defensive motion. This ensures that even beginning students quickly gain the ability to defend themselves against most violent attackers. In order to disable non-life threatening attackers without resulting in serious injuring, students also learn joint-locking, grappling, and unbalancing techniques. Beginning students also add on to their earlier striking skills by training in Thai Boxing.
Intermediate students learn how to disable attacks through the use of destructions and interceptions, techniques designed to disrupt an opponent's ability to attack you. From there, students learn to apply forward pressure to take the fight to the opponent and keep him off balance. Trapping is taught to develop the students' ability to remove obstructions while they learn to get in to the most vital range for realistic combat, the clinch. Once in the clinch, students learn how to terminate any attacker utilizing some of the human body's most deadly weapons, headbutt, knees and elbows.
Advanced students further develop their skills by learning ground grappling based off of Brazilian Jujutsu, as well as the dirty fighting tricks of Kinamutai to help them overcome threats on the ground. Advanced students also learn practical edged weapon techniques, both unarmed defense as well as armed techniques.