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If you'd like to host a seminar and save yourself some bucks off of the standard fees in the process--if you've got an Adventure Race in our area, a rock you think I'd like to climb, a river you think I want to raft, a hike you think I just need to take, a desert I've not run on, you get the idea--pitch your adventure and school location. If the adventure appeals and the logistics are right, we offer greatly reduced fees to come to your school and play with your crew before we go play at your Adventure Pitch. BTW--You and your crew are welcome to attend the adventure, as a matter of fact, we'll knock off even more bucks for this sort of hands-on guiding. So, you got some adrenaline in your neck-of-the-woods and want to train? Feel free to make your pitch and we'll see what happens.
We'll be in Germany, Neustadt an der Waldnabb, Lobkowitz Realschule on Saturday, May 11th from 11:00 to 16:00. The cost is 50 Euro (approx. $65) per person, snacks and soda included. You must be 18+ to attend. You must register by April 30; space is finite, and you will have to prepay. For more info, go to www.svtp.de or e-mail email@example.com
We'll be in Radford, VA June 28 & 29 for this year's Karate College. We'll be teaching 3 General Sessions and 1 Certification Course. To register or for more information click here.
We'll be on the roster at Martial Arts on the Mountain--September 19 (5pm start) thru September 22nd (11am). Myself, Boyd Ritchie, Carlos Cummings, and John Miller will be presenting classes in MMA, Boxing, Catch Wrestling, Sambo, (and if time permits) an optional Challenge/Obstacle Run. Four days of training, feel free to room on the campground (rooms, meals provided, crew--beat that). Cost: $250 To register or for more details contact John Miller. 540-354-9356 firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on inTENS to use our Old School Strength, Metabolic Conditioning and Combat Drill of the Day (CDD) program. The workouts are updated by Noon EST each Monday. To play along with inTENS conditioning, click here.
(3.5 Hours) This first volume is meant to accompany the harsh tactics we advocate in our street self-defense manual NO SECOND CHANCE. This first volume clocks in at over 3 1/2 hours and introduces the Natural Weapons Vocabulary, the Head-to-Toe Target System, introduces Static Scenario Drilling, and closes with Fluid Scenario Drilling i.e., the statistically most likely assault situations. (Disclosure: This volume is weapons-free. Volume 2 will cover that contingency in great depth.)
You can purchase Volume 1 and NO SECOND CHANCE as a set below
We've been running the Legends Newsletter for over 8 years now and you can view the last 9 months archives via this link. For those of you who think there is occasionally something of interest to be found here and wondered what you may have missed, Paladin has packaged up more than 160 of the best of these little missives, allowed me to update them and then packaged them into a handy 260 page volume. The material runs the gamut of technique instruction, pseudo-profound scientific musings as they pertain to combat, historical pieces, and a couple of rants regarding real-world crime.
Here we introduce the fundamentals of the all-mighty clinch; hands-down perhaps the most grueling aspect of the game. One of the reasons the clinch can be so grueling (to both parties) is a seeming limited vocabulary of what is possible within the clinch. Beyond the fence-press, a knee or two to the body or legs, and the occasional turn or drop to the legs for a sacrifice single or double-leg, you don't see much in the way of intermediate or advanced applications. Much of this may be because some initial fundamentals are not always adhered to, and without these fundamentals there can be no build to a broader vocabulary. This volume seeks to seat those fundamentals and start an immediate build towards widening your offensive vocabulary. We start with...Why the dominance of the over-under clinch over all other forms of clinching. We discuss in detail the root drill of all clinch work the tit-for-tat pummel (standard stuff) but...We introduce The Rule of Palms to reduce your energy on the offensive stroke and reduce your opponent's space for his defensive matching retaliation. Then, we demonstrate The Rule of Tipping which will immediately add up-rooting to even your standard pummeling drill. (You'll find adherence to just these 2 Rules alone should improve our clinch game immeasurably.) Next, we discuss the 3 Primary Goals of the Clinch: The Body Lock, the Go-Behind, and the Inside Leg-Dive. We'll demo three ways to body-lock, three ways to grip and keep that body-lock, and two ways to never, ever lock your opponent down. Next, we'll discuss three ways to take our standard Pummeling Drill and turn it into a real live animal that is combat ready as opposed to something you warm-up with or perform in isolation. We then move on to the easiest and safest class of Go-Behind, the Slide-By. We'll demo the 3 Primary Slide-By Forms and then from there move into how to set-up the slide-by. We'll then dip a toe into intermediate and advanced waters by introducing the Wrist-Control Slide-By along with 2-ways to drill gaining the wrist control and 5 ways to apply the wrist control directly to a drop. We then disuses the 3 drills to run all clinch tools thru before you unveil them in a match. These drills will make sure you are tight, tight, tight. We'll close with a brief bit on Educating the Lift, and how to cheat the back arch since many events have kyboshed this devastating move. This volume, as with all of our RAW material, comes with a printed syllabus for inclusion in our training notebook. (Hang on to these syllabi because at some point in he Combination Man Curriculum run, we will supplement and key these syllabi to a Master Text for easy Drill & Technique search.)
ESP RAW 127 can be had this month for only $32 (S & H included--Domestic & International). At the end of the month, the price goes to $42 Domestic/$52 International.
The RAW Subscription Service allows you to receive one RAW DVD per month at the discounted price of $26.50 per volume (International Subscriptions are $30.50 to cover shipping).
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(168 pages) This book is number 15 (!) in our continuing series. An encyclopedia of effective defenses and counters. The science of boxing is in large part the art of counterpunching--making your opponent miss with his punch and making him pay. This manual provides all the tools you need to build a powerful defensive base for boxing--every defense for every punch from every angle. And then you will learn to build on that defensive base and educate natural punching triggers. That is, logical counterpunching sequences that take you from the beginner's realm of being a mere puncher into the upper echelons of crafty counterboxing. More than 500 images in action sequence illustrate defenses, first response counters and follow-up combinations to every attack.
Many of you are familiar with our no-nonsense approach to self-defense; actual street-defense as opposed to transferring MMA skills to an arena they have no business in. We delved into the topic in great detail in our book No Second Chance. Since the publication of that book we have expanded upon the principles within it greatly and have taken steps to quantify and codify the information found within that manual. We have expanded that information so far beyond the covers of that book that that expansion is reflected in our NSC Certification Program the details follow.
1-MINDSETTING/PERSPECTIVE--The NSC Manual & NSC Book of Homework Assignments.
2-THE VOCABULARY--The NSC unarmed vocabulary & drills vs. unarmed attacks (static & fluid).
3-"X" WEAPON SYSTEM--Improvised weapons and defense against weapons--the "X" is both an attacking pattern and an unknown variable.
4-THE OUTER LIMITS--Chaos and entropy drills.
5-FLIGHT--Focusing on the 2nd word in the Fight or Flight dictum. We strive to supply a pragmatic vocabulary of movement/evasion skills to this ignored area.
6-FIRE DRILLS--Environment specific plans--car jacking scenarios and the like.
Tier One requirements are satisfied with the completion of a phone interview and a passing grade on our book of NSC Homework Assignments.
Tier Two is satisfied with either video evaluations of THE VOCABULARY or, completion of an NSC: Vocabulary Boot Camp.
Tier Three--The same requirements as Tier Two.
Tier Four is where the rubber meets the road. This certification is only issued after completion of a full 2-day NSC Outer Limits Boot Camp.
Tier Five follows the protocol of Tiers Two & Three.
Tier Six is completed with participation in a NSC: Fire Drills Boot Camp.
Lifetime Members & RAW subscribers can receive the first chapter of the NSC Book of Homework Assignments by e-mailing me at email@example.com
"In my line of work I have had the opportunity to train with some of the best CQC and DT guys out there. Mark and the members of ESP are by far in that league. The level of knowledge, skill, and enthusiasm for what they teach is by far unsurpassed by anyone. You could not ask for better instruction."
--J. Mayer, Special Agent; U.S. Government
To view our Video Clip of the Week as featured in our weekly Legends Newsletter and past Video Clips, click here.
View a clip from Street Self-Defense System Vol. 1 courtesy of Paladin Press:
View a brief video of the Rock of Gibraltar Drill:
To listen to a Podcast with Mark, click here.
In this one, I gab with Sam Coffman about real world self-defense, the value of chaos training, and lessons learned in the mud. It's a 2-part podcast. Part One and Part Two
NEW! A short interview we did for Robert Mitchell's blog.
"The ESP seminar was fantastic! The instructors had a great deal of knowledge of the subjects that they covered. I found it to be quite valuable and to be a great asset in my job at Have a Nice Day Cafe."
--Brady Murphy, Bouncer
"This was an exceptionally well taught and practical self-defense class. As a working policeman/patrol officer, I feel that I would be able to use the techniques taught tonight once I leave the class, as opposed to some other schools where you would have to practice many years and the techniques still might not work. These techniques will work."
--William T. Jeffers, Policeman
We have many products, in addition to the ESP RAWs and products listed above coming up in the years ahead, including:
Adventure racing, mud racing, obstacle course racing, whatever you want to call it, this new phenomenon of competitive physical challenge is all about mud and glory. Adventure racing is based on elements found in some of the world's elite special forces training. These races allow you, the everyday Joe and Josephine to test your mettle against obstacles, terrain, and conditioning similar to what Great Britain's SAS, the US Navy SEALS, US Army Rangers, and others must go through all without the commitment to Uncle Sam or suffer live fire (well, maybe a paintball round or two). This book will give you a brief overview of Adventure racing: it's roots and development. It is also your guide to the conditioning required to prepare you for the unusual demands of these courses. Info abounds in the Tactics section where you will learn specific techniques for climbing mud covered ropes, fording swamps, mounting walls, building a more effective belly-crawl, and numerous other tips for the wild chaos that might be pitched your way. The Logistics section gives you insider tips concerning gear, lodging, parking, building a team, and solutions for the ever present problem of just how to get mud out of all your nooks and crannies. Mud, Guts, and Glory is your one-stop guide for having the finest and dirtiest time of your life whether you are racing for fun or in it to win it.
Here we demonstrate the sport specific weight lifting exercises to push your combat power through the roof. Trust me; these are not your standard lifts. The only items of equipment needed are weight plates, a barbell, and two dumbbells. No bench, no nothing.
Just like it sounds. We take the specificity and synergy principles and provide dozens and dozens of combat specific strength and endurance exercises in which the only equipment needed is yourself and a training partner.
Street and cage matches both provide a unique factor; the use of the vertical surface in the combat environment. Most combat arts focus only on standing or the ground. Here, we run the complete offensive and defensive arsenals for finishing the man once he's on the wall, and perhaps more importantly, what to do when your back is to the wall.
Everything you need to know about dropping your man to the mat.
In this instructional video we will show you the how's, when's, and why's in great detail of this little understood aspect of wrestling. Leg rides covered include: Hooks In, Cockle-Burr, Saturday Night Ride, Highball Ride, Splitters, Groin Rides, Navy Rides, Hook Rides, Figure-Four Rides, Scissors Rides, Cross Scissors Rides, Banana Splits, Low Cal Banana Splits, and more. You will learn the rides as well as drills for placing them, and natural follow-up submissions.
"This was my second time in training with the ESP instructors, and it's getting better each time. Unlike many other training courses, you can walk out of one of these seminars and put the techniques to work right away. I feel that if you ever get a chance to attend one of the seminars, you owe it to yourself and loved ones to attend, and with the reasonable fee, there is no excuse not to attend."
--William T. Jeffers, Policeman
A sincere congratulations to the following individuals:
Kory Hays, Jesse Marez, Dan Marx, Jim Marx, Jim McCann, Mike Flowers, Misty Shearer, and Mitch Thomas
Adam Hook, Rob Petry, Anthony Tamburrino, and Cardo Urso
Joe Burtner, Doug Cota, Chad Dailey, Adam Freedman, Greg Hall, Matthew Harper, Dennis Hill, John Miller, Paul Molnar, Justin Mount, Rikk Perez, and David Webster
Matt Aldiss, Jesse Alphin, Dennis Apolega, Tahir Aslam, Rogelino Avelino, Tony Barlow, Chris Baxter, Peter Bobo, Dennis Bozeman, Joey Braddock, Scott Buendia, Matthew Campbell, Charles Chi, Lloyd Clark, Maurice Cohen, Isaiah Combs, Andrew Conner, Ryan Crispell, Ryan DeLaet, William Duggin, Harry "Roadhouse" Duhon, Marc Fesler, James Flanery, Rene Garza, James "Lyon" George, James Gilliland, Keith Gilliland, Roman Granados, Andrew Gregory, Jamiah Griggs, Erwin Guadiz, Bill Gucker, Steven Haag, Christopher Hall, Randy Hares, Paulo Jose Hernandez, Barry Hill, Joey Hixon, Patrick Hughes, Jacen Huss, Chris Imamura, Peter Jensen, Eric Kohtz, Jake LaValla, Dagon Leviness, Pekka Luodeslampi, Miklos Major II, Michael Malpass, Aaron Mangin, Ivan Marino, Colin Mellor, Steven Mosley, Nathan Mount, Shawn Naito, Joao Nascimento, Mike Odell, Chris "Headhunter" Osborne, Fred O'Keefe, Jay Pages, Don Partch, Anthony Perticaro, Kenny Pipes, Kelvin Pyke, Jamie Rees, Kenny Reid, Rob Renfro, Jason Richards, Leo Richards, Jesse Robinson, Ted Robinson, Bryan Roig, Seth Rolfe, Derek Roth, Kody Rountree, Robert Royal, Leon Samadi, Jonathan Santiago, Lyle Scheer, Paul Siemon, Sean Simon, Daniel Sommers, Scott Steckler, James Stilson, Robert Suarez, Rich Swete, Brad Thomas, Randall Toth, Paul Trembath, Shane Tucker, Jeremy Vance, Dennis VanWagner, Willie Gerardo Villalobos, Darren Wagner, Ashleigh Walker, Damion Waltermeyer, Todd Weber, Brian West, Bill Whitworth, and Chris Williams
"The seminar that the ESP staff presented to us was one of the best I've ever attended. Our security crew immediately was able to apply the knowledge we attained from the ESP system. The techniques were simple, but extremely effective and have been used over and over again to ensure the safety of our crew and other patrons of our nightclub. I would highly recommend any security personnel take the time to work with the ESP staff. This is an investment that will prove its worth many times over in real-life situations."
--Erik Bryant, Bouncer