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Every volume of RAW comes with a Targeted Syllabi, and The Black Box Project is no different. To give an example of how dialed in on devilish details and a waypoint to where we are heading I offer RAW 214’s syllabus in full.

Trust me, do not assume that a familiar term or tactic listed is the same-o, same-o. Indeed, it is not.


The Black Box Project: Street-Dentistry 1, The R ‘n’ T Double Wristlock, Tomahawk Bone Kindling, & an Old School PT Challenge

Mark Hatmaker

Street Dentistry Lesson One

What is a “Dentist” in Mob Parlance

Dentist vs. Leg-Breaker

The Boxing & Mob Connection

Street-Dentist Punching Surface

Excision of Falling Step

Horizontal vs. Vertical Fist? [4 out of 5 Dentists Agree]

  • 2 Wall Tests
  • 3 Push-Ups Tests
  • 2 Defensive Coverage Tests

Dentist Jab Mechanics

  • Relaxed Tool Grip
  • The Turn-Over
  • The Shoulder Touch
  • The Pipeline

The 3 Jabs of Street Dentistry

  • The Speed Jab
  • The Chop Jab
  • The Heart-to-Heart Jab
    • This is the Power Blow.
    • The Dip
    • The Knee as Tank Turret

The R ‘n’ T Double Wristlock [DWL]

Warning: This is no hyperbole, please, please proceed with caution with your training partners. The adjustments made to the R’n’T version of the DWL may look like a standard DWL or Kimura but, this is a totally different animal in feel and execution. Do not take this warning lightly, you will injure your partner or be injured yourself with a zealous partner. Learn the evil but play nice. Mark now ends his Dad moment.

The Standing DWL

  • The Gambino Grip [aka The Godfather Grip]
  • Advisory Against Hand & Finger Grips
  • Killing Thumbless Grips
  • “Dust the Knuckles”
  • The Off-Hand Slice
  • The Connecting Hand Position [Wrist Placement is Key]
  • Connecting Arm Position [Crook to Twin Fossa]
  • [Outside-In] The Single Gooseneck
  • The Elbow Clutch
  • Opening the Angle
  • Advisory Against Acute Angles: Flexibility & Counter Opportunities
  • The Arch & Step-Away

The Cross-Body DWL

[Vertical vs. Horizontal Mechanics]

  • The Gambino Grip [aka The Godfather Grip]
  • “Dust the Knuckles”
  • The Ease of Entry vs. Standard Cross-Body Bottom Safety
  • The Off-Hand Thumb Slice
  • The Connecting Hand Position [Wrist Placement is Key]
  • Connecting Arm Position [Crook to Twin Fossa]
  • [Outside-In] The Single Gooseneck
  • The Elbow Clutch
  • Opening the Angle
  • Advisory Against Acute Angles
  • The Arch & Cross-Body Float

Tomahawk Bone Kindling

Woodcraft Kindling & The Power of the Wedge

Bone Kindling

  • Proper Off-Hand Placement
  • The ¼ to Midnight Attack Face
  • “Pohbit’u” or “Jumping Attack”

The Reverse Pump for Hard Retrievals [i.e. “Hawk to Marrow” Returns]

Old School PT Gut-Check: Snap & Rise

We will provide a single PT Challenge per volume that you can use to spice up training or benchmark yourself to. They all emphasize minimum equipment in these “different” times. If you choose to participate to measurable standards…

  • Use your first session to record time and/or repetitions.
  • Hit the given challenge 2-3 times per week over the course of a month.
  • Re-test on the last session of week four for comparison with Session One.

This month’s challenge is an old school grappler’s couplet The Snap & Rise.

Set your timer for 5-minutes and…

  • Hit 3 All-In Bar Snaps on the Pull-Up Bar then…
  • Hit 3 Breathe-Ups as smoothly and easily as possible.
  • Repeat.
  • Continue for Max Rounds in 5m.
  • Or until your Bar Snaps lose power. As soon as they lose power you lose the benefit of the exercise. We are striving to build 100% Head-Snapping Power, anything less than 100% is going thru the motions, mark your Rounds and call it a day.
  • If your Breathe-Ups lose smoothness, continue all the same, here we are building balance and fluidity, a stumble here and there is not uncommon in the beginning.


ESP RAW 214 can be had this month for $32 (S & H included--Domestic & International) at the end of the month the price goes to $42 Domestic/$52 International.  (Of course, it's only $26.50 for the RAW Crew-- Join the Crew and save some moolah!)