the street, in an actual situation, the mind may not have time to react
to an attack coming at you. The stranger or group of strangers may not
seem threatening until they rush at you. These situations call for
reactions that must be reflexive. By the time your brain registers that
there is a punch, knife or club coming toward you it is too late!
you must block and counter, but there is no time to analyze and react
to the attack. But...if your body is naturally trained to react to a
punch, knife or club coming at you, the time saved can be as much as 1
second. Anybody who has ever been in a fight knows that 1 second can be
an eternity. We train to react before your mind has time to think about
Academy's system trains fighters to react instinctively to an attack,
not relying on contemplating which certain technique would be best in a
situation. There may not be enough time! Each attack is unique, but
there is an underlying similarity whether it is a punch, kick, stab or
strike. The angles of attack are studied, because after the initial
attack other blows are sure to follow. Knowing and training for this
brings in body positioning which are known as "Safe Zones".
The hand and arms can only be applied so far then fail. In concert with
safe zones attackers can be positioned and "Lined Up" minimizing the
risk of the defender.