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Devin Willis +Defensive Tactics

An ESI Graduate ,Agent C.T Wrote the following:

“…I worked from about 1987-1991 Devin Willis was hired as an instructor in about 1991 and taught us for about a year before leaving for a Protection (Bodyguard) career

Mr. Devin Willis “There is a difference between martial arts (such as Aikido or Modern Kung Fu) and Defensive Tactics- he loved them both and both have uses.

D.T- Must Emphasize speed, simplicity and effectiveness. can not take years to perfect.It MUST focus is on real world self-defense (real cases of violence against agents or officers) empty-hand tactics, striking tactics, handcuffing, baton tactics, Person searches, falling and ground tactics, edged weapon , Tear gas tactics, handgun retention or handgun disarming, armed attacks etc

Some examples are located below

Martial Arts– takes time to learn and practice, most of us while practicing M.A do not worry about a handgun being strapped to our hip or ankle.

We do not worry about rolling around on the ground with a guy hyped on drugs reaching for the gun. While trying to punch you in the face.

With that said I do think after years of study and working out in the field you will learn quickly what will work and what will not and become effective at protecting yourself.

According to my notes we covered:

Joint Controls – the effective use of joint manipulation both in a defensive and as a control for escorting a suspect capacity.

Impact Weapons-cover the standard and advanced use of common impact and control weapons used in that era. These will include the expandable baton and the Guardian.

Effective Use of Strikes– nontraditional strikes as a defensive tool. A major focus will be placed on stun strikes.

Defense Against Weapons -focused on defending against an edged/blunt weapons designed to disarm the attacker. We also learned disarming persons armed with a gun. We learned effective movements for both handguns and long guns.

Ground Defenses-l dealt with defenses on the ground and techniques to escape and control while on the ground.He called it the W.EB

It is good to read that Mr. Devin Willis is doing well and that Darin Williams is also doing GREAT! I plan on contacting Darin , letting him know the things taught to me through his company has made me a better protection agent …”

I rember when this was going on and Devin loved training Security and law enforcement.

James

Sources:

Defensive Tactics at Select Patrol-Agent C.T
ESI Graduate

I remember Training With Devin Willis And Damon WillisModern kungfu Wetpaint com

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August 31, 2008 Posted by | devin willis, MKF Ranges | , , , , , | 5 Comments

Damon Willis-MKF Instructor

Damon Willis, Who is well versed in many martial arts systems Modern Kung Fu and Willis Modern Combatives and is an Muay Thai Assistant Instructor under Master Toddy. He owns a gym in Utah, where he currently trains with(His Instructors)

I know Devin has told me that he considers him an Instuctor in MKF.

Above is Damon being interviewed at his gym

August 16, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | | 3 Comments

The MMA Post list top MMA blogs.

The MMA Post is still fairly new to the MMA blogging community, but they listed their top ten MMA blogs.Below are a few examples;0)

Punch Kick Choke– One of the first MMA blogs I started paying attention to. If you’re an aspiring fighter then this is where you need to be. Instructional videos and training tips are the highlights of this wonderful blog.

Yahoo MMA Experts Blog– With familiar and respected names in the MMA community like Dave Meltzer, Kevin Iole, Dave Doyle and Steve Cofield contributing to make up this blog, it should be in every MMA fan’s bookmarks.

6. MMA Mania- MMA Mania has a large dedicated community thanks to quality writing and exclusive fighter interviews. Their fight breakdowns and predictions are always good reads.

MMA Junkie– Basically the online “New York Times” of our beloved sport.

for list visit- Top 10 MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Blogs- (http://www.themmapost.com)

August 9, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 11 Comments

Let Us Uphold These Obligations as Instructors

I know my fellow Instructors, who have taught Law enforcement with Instructor Calasanz Martinez. He wrote :

“..officers have no time to waste with useless techniques in their martial arts training. What they need is something that works and the conditioning and stamina to execute these techniques in a high intensity confrontation….

Martinez. further wrote “…It is the obligation of a marital arts instructor to prepare not only police officers, but also the general public, for such unhealthy or life-threatening confrontations. Unfortunately, some martial artists are making a lot of money marketing a lot of empty promises…”

I agree %100 , let us uphold these obligations.

SourceMartial Arts Schools for Law Enforcment Officers Posted: 02-08-2008

Resources And Learn More About Related Subjects

Finding A Martial Arts Instructor By Gene Roos-(http://www.fightingarts.com) -“..Finding a legitimate martial arts instructor is not often easy. Most beginning students just don’t know enough to judge what they should be looking for and what to avoid. This article has great  suggestions.

Leadership and The Martial Arts -by Sensei Robert M. Carver-(http://www.usmaf.org/)  “…  As Martial Art Instructors, we have unique challenges in our responsibilities toward our students. It is no longer enough that we are proficient in kicking, punching, throwing and twisting joints. These days, Instructors must be good leaders and mentors to our students, and guide them in their Martial Arts development…”This article  shows how we can become better Instructors

One Minute Entrepreneur Could help Martial Arts business– James-

I remember Training With Devin Willis And Damon Willis- MKF Warrior-http://modernkungfu.wetpaint.com

My thoughts on leadership;0)Devin Willis– July 26, 2008-“My Discoveries on the Road to Prosper and Learn Blog”

August 3, 2008 Posted by | devin willis, leadership, obligations as Instructors, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments