Combatives and self-defense expert Tony Blauer presents part 2 of the scenario-based conditioning lecture and demo that we left off with in the August issue.
Blauer argues that effective combat and self-defense tactics--and training--should work with the body's natural movement patterns and instinctual responses to attack and fear. Scenario-based training is all about harnessing those instincts and conditioning the mind to working under high-stress physical and mental conditions.
Part 1 talked about adapting some of the basic functional movements we're all familiar with to the tactical environment to create a warm-up designed with defensive training in mind. This month, Blauer presents a fuller scenario-based workout for training "functional fighting fitness."