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How To Win Street Fights By Creating Angles

How To Win Street Fights By Creating Angles


Creating Angles In A Street Fight by Chad Lyman

Chad Lyman has combined his years of operational law enforcement and Mixed Martial Arts experience to emerge as one of the nation’s leading defensive tactics trainers.  He is the consummate professional, trainer, and street cop whose dedication to students and the advancement of officer safety through modern tactics is unparalleled. His intensive study and experience led to development of the comprehensive intermediate use-of-force training system; Code 4 Combat. Chad has trained in Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over ten years. He currently serves as a coach for the Gracie Humita Las Vegas Competition Team-Team Mica and has taught Mixed Martial Arts in Las Vegas since 2006.  Chad is a frequent grappling competitor and currently holds a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Because of his exceptional skills, Chad is a personal ground fighting coach for several professional MMA competitors. In 2012, Chad was inducted in the Masters Martial Arts Hall of Fame for his work in the area of police and military defensive tactics.

Even though Jiu Jitsu is the HOTTEST sport martial art, especially combined with MMA skills - but it IS the ultimate street self defense martial art for police officers and civilians.


In the video below, Chad Lyman demonstrates how to create angles in a street fight. Watch the video now and then we will discuss the technique. Check it out!

The first thing to work on is controlling the distance. This is a core principle of street defense. When you control distance you allow yourself to set up a variety of angles which work to your advantage. You can use over hooks and under hooks to control your attacker’s limbs. You can create angles to control his head. Rmember, where is he goes his body goes. Also, concepts like framing help you avoid punches, enter, and create angles. If you stand still you are in trouble. So stay dynamic, use framing techniques to close the distance, always push forward, and look to control your attacker’s limbs.

Jiu Jitsu was designed to be the best martial art. The one that could defeat all in life or death combat. To this day, this remains relatively correct... but... most BJJ athletes are now ignoring the combative aspects of jiu jitsu to focus more on the playful aspects of BJJ. Chad Layman believes this is "not a good idea". A Jiu Jitsu athlete should have the skills to defend himself and protect others. If not, it's almost irresponsible. Thankfully Chad has a DVD / On Demand series on just that - how to integrate your sport jiu jitsu skills into reality based self defense.



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