Hi Joe and forum members, I am new to the reality boards but found the CFA and Senshido forums and through them I found this forum. I am a student of Chinese Boxing(Hsing I). This is a 400 yr old art often taught to the Chinese infantry because of it's simplicity and tactic of driving forward,seeking to occupy the enemy's space.Anyway I agree with what was said earlier; it's often not the art but the way it's passed on, based on
1.The teachers understanding
2. The teachers willingness to give the real goods.
My teacher is a former Western boxer who trains us rather than teaching us, there is a huge difference in training and teaching, and we try to practice our two man drills as realistically as possible always looking for ways to screw things up and possible counters. I am however not as familiar with gun disarms and most knife disarms that I've seen will likely get you cut.
I am also interested in adrenal/psychological aspects of combat and look forward to healthy discussion on these and any subjects related to combat.
"A student of Combat"