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The following are a few sample of testimonials received from all over the world.

From G. Martin Kocanda, Streamwood, IL. Copy from ksdi.net signed Guestbook, April 15, 2004
I finally had the pleasure of meeting Master Koo and participating in a workout as a guest of a former student, Bridgette Bowen, on April 12, 2004. I was visiting the area as a prospective graduate student at Georgia Tech. Having viewed the KSDI website several months prior to the visit, I was most certainly impressed and had made the visit to the studio an integral part of the trip to the area. I wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of intensity and duration, as this was to be an hour-long training session. The workout was exceptional! Having been an active participant of martial arts and also a certified fitness instructor, I had assumed that I was in good shape. I was in for a rude awakening. What an intense and satisfying workout! From what I have seen on the website and from this brief personal experience, Master Koo certainly has a way of reaching in drawing out one’s inner strength and using it to the maximum potential. The multiple-punch combination aerobic routines during the first half of the class made my deltoids feel as if they were on fire. The target punches and kicks against a resistance were a real killer! I haven’t ever worked this hard in all the years of practice! I’d give this class the highest rating of all the workouts that I’ve ever done and would give the school a very high rating. Should I choose to pursue graduate studies at Tech, I’ll be an active participant at KSDI!

Frank Fuller, Marietta, Georgia
TIME: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 08:09:26 EST
Address: 263 Bristol Lane
City: Marietta
Comments: Hey, I love this website! Master Koo is quite a charismatic person, judging from his website. I love his no-holds-barred comments on knocking down everybody that tries to refute him and his ability to back up everything he says. This martial arts style looks really great. That black belt test sounds unbelievably difficult. I train at Ho Shin Do Martial Arts in Marietta. I would love to test some of those power breaks on his black belt test and see if they work, especially with the plastic boards. I can definitely testify to the lies that Grandmaster Choi told us and the stupid politics that go with his bad behavior. It’s too bad because his kids seemed so nice when we used to hang out with them when I was younger.

I agree that generating maximum knockout power is critical in street defense situations. Why use more than a few techniques to get rid of the opponent instead of a bunch of pretty fancy ones that don’t really serve any purpose? I practice traditional Taekwondo besides the more modern style I do also, but at least I know what probably works and what isn’t realistic, which is why we got rid of some of the one-step attack-and-defend drills with the big awkward stances in traditional TKD and are replacing them with some more realistic drills. Hey Koo, keep up the good work! Email: frankiefuller@hotmail.com
Fax:
Full Name: Frank Fuller
Phone: 770-429-8363
State: GA
Zip1: 30066
Zip2: 5153

D. Decaire, Dunnville, Ontario, Canada
Sir,
I have read your site with a great deal of interest and what you have here is what i have been saying for years. I am a black belt in taekwon-do and I teach a small school of ten students. in teaching the smaller kids taekwon-do I have come to the conclusion that if these kids ever did require to use their skills in a bad situation I strongly believe that taekwon-do self defence is just to darn complicated for them to use for them there is no reaction they have to stand there and think about their actions in tough situations. I do not believe this is the way to go all students learn at a different pace. With the way the world and communities are changing so fast we as instructors owe it to our students and our communities children to teach them how to defend themselves and teach them something simple that they will remember on any given day at any given time. I am just very tired of reading in the papers or seeing on tv and hearing on the radio that another child or teenager or women has been killed raped molested ect. I believe as an instructor we owe it to these people to bring them a street smart system and your system may just do it.
I have decided to order your first ten videos and see where exactly your system is going. I will keep in touch and let you know how we make out with your system. I have high expectations for these tapes and I will let you know one way or another how I make out.
I thank you for all your help so far.
Respectfully yours, D.Decaire

Tony Marie 6th degree, Independent Tae Kwon Do, Surrey, England, U.K
I had the pleasure of visting Master Roger Koo at his studio for a day’s training in his new style on the 6 March 2002.

Master koo was was my intructor way back in the early 70’s when Teakwon-Do was in its infancy. What I admired in him then was his passion and dedication to Tae Kwon Do, his zeal was contagious, and it is thanks to him that I am still involve in the art, for Master Koo encouraged me to become an intructor.

While his passion was blinding I was more sceptical of so called masters who relied heavily on the auras of talented students for their credibility, as those I met could only grunt for communication. Master Koo fell into the category of being a talented martial artist with an astute business mind.

Subsequent ‘masters’ also realised that his passion for the art was also his weakness and it was used callously and ruthlessly to their advantages.

After one so called master I had no further desire to devote my loyalty to any mere mortals without moral values.

Sadly, with Master Koo involvement with Choi Kwang Do we parted company until this year 2002.

The Master Roger Koo I saw after several years was a change man. He has not only abandoned all the traditional style of teaching but also introduce a new concept. I must admit I was slightly dubious at first to partake in three sessions in a day, that was quite demanding aerobically and anaerobically. I consider myself pretty fit. I train daily, run the marathon and walk long distances often. But the idea of producing maximal power output in every activity for a hour or more, seemed quite daunting but I knew I could do it if I paced myself.

There are three stages of the learning process. Cognitive: where the learner is at a beginner level without any skill then Associative: where the learner has gathered some knowledge is is fairly adequate but not fully proficient and last the Autonomous level: where the learner has reach a stage of ‘flow’where all actions are automatic. To get from one level may take many hours of training and practise, but it happens evenyually.

In Master Koo’s class I was at the cognitive level. By eliminating all unnecessary aspects of traditional martial art what Koo self-defense does is provide the learner with an automatic reaction that would be of more benefit in a street situation. Second by doing nothing else pounding kick back with maximum power on each contact the body is condition for the same reaction when needed. Third because this method is being used in every session, most learners reach the Autonomous level in a very short time. Master Koo’s students were all performing at the autonomous level. I can personally testify for the power generated on the shields for kicks or on focus mitts for punches whilst holding. I had to dig deep to try and match power for power.

My immediate thoughts after the last session on the day was ‘how am I going to walk tommorrow’ as I knew that I was going to ache all over which I did. Second if I was involved in a fight with one of the students, I would hate for them to make contact first, as the damage would be catastrophic. I did not have to ask Master Koo why they did not do any sparing, the reason was obvious. Master Koo has found a niche in the market for people who simply want to learn to defend themselves without the hype and promotion of false gods. On my return to England, I got all my shields out and got my students kicking. I want them to be prepared just in case they meet one of Master Koo’s students.

Thank you for an experience I shall not forget soon. I wish Master Koo luck in his endeavours and respect for his passion and dedication that is still burning.

Tony Marie Chief Instructor, Independent Tae Kwon Do, U.K

From Steve Hayner
Master Koo’s approach to self-defense is practical and realistic. He reveals the effectivness of traditional martial arts while respecting their history and origin. His approach to a real street application of self-defense is truthful, and will allow one to have the ability to be prepared as possible to hit and run with the power and insight to protect oneself and their loveones. After attaining a black belt in Okinawin Uechi-ryu I have experienced firsthand the results of training in a traditional martial art geared towards sport, as opposed to a realistic truthful application of self-defense. I applaud Master Koo’s honesty in regards to his resignation from his former Style of martial art, and for his insight into true applications of self-defense.

From Kevin Meisner, Karate Shinbi Kai, LLC of New London, CT
Master Koo – I now understand why you eliminated color belt testing! I have just instituted the same policy. Thank you! Kevin Meisner

From Kevin Meisner, Karate Shinbi Kai, LLC of New London, CT
Dear Master Koo and Koo Self Defense Students: just wanted to let you know that we updated our website. Some of the pictures show our students using your method. I would like to hear from students of Koo Self Defense to discuss training, etc. If any Koo Self Defense student is ever in our area of the country, please email me we would love to have you as a guest in our class. Thanks for listening and have a good day!

From Kevin Meisner, Karate Shinbi Kai, LLC of New London, CT
Master Koo:
It has been over 6 months since I ordered your tapes (10 of them) and I wanted to report on our progress. While we have retained 5 or 6 forms to use as warm up material (executed “lightly in the air”) I wanted to report to you the tremendous results we have seen as a result of using your theories and methods of training. While I can’t say that we look as good as your students yet, we are making good progress in terms of the stationary and stepping punch and kick drills using the focus mitts and shields (with the gloves you recommended and of course, shoes). We have begun working combinations and are enjoying the exercises included on tape 8 (special drills)(I wonder if you have plans to make another such tape with special self-defense drills, I would really like to see more). Some of my students who would not have succeeded in developing any power for years (if ever) using “punch and kick in the air” methods have developed good power, certainly tripling or quadrupling their power. We have had visitors and I have visited schools of some of my friends to demonstrate the focus mitt and shield work and everyone has been impressed. I know that several people have ordered your tapes as a result of these meetings. We greatly appreciate having you as a resource and look forward to more tapes and (hopefully) someday getting down to your school to take the “one week challenge.” Thanks again for your efforts. Before I go, can you recommend some other of your tapes that have self defense drills similar to tape 8? Thanks, I look forward to hearing from you!
KEVIN MEISNER

From William Leen, Brawley, California
I just ordered my second video tape in the A series. I really do enjoy the first one. My wife Anna works out with me. Thank you for making these videos available.

From Chris Cranston, Bennington, Vermont
Very interesting web site. I’m looking forward to getting tape #1. I’ll be in touch. Thanks again.

From Myron Oakley, Northern Illinois
We received your first tape and fully agree with your techniques. They are quite effective. In fact we’re finding the pad holders are getting sore arms! There are 3 of us working out and studying your techniques now. One person is also still attending our old TKD school but the rest of us have quit. Your self-defense logic is right on.

From John Derhousoff, Fernie BC CANADA
Realistic art, we need more instructors like you.

From Gordon Watters, Melbourne, Australia
Master Koo I have been sitting here nodding & nodding saying yes yes yes to all that you are saying. Years ago I did Jui Jitsu and Wing Chun Kung Fu and I also trained very hard at home on a Heavy Bag and with a friend and my Dad on the mits and shield. I often felt my home training gave me greatest benefit in developing that in the moment intensity. In a class format you are right that the precision of the technique is often over emphasised. When I was working out at home the emphasis was on my fitness. Last night I checked out a martial arts class. I came away very confused from it seeing that it was not what I require or need as a system of practical reality based training for street self defence. I wrote a list of things that are important for me in a school and you would not believe I stumble upon your web site and all your concepts are what I listed as important for me. You would not believe how refreshing this web site is particularly after the thoughts that had arisen after last nights visit to the local school. I am very keen to purchase your video tapes and see how you actually formulate what is written here. I am thoroughly enjoying browsing through this site.
Anyone else in the Melbourne area who is hometraining with the KSD Video Tapes, please e-mail me so that we can get together for some workouts. My email address is gordoninmysenses@msn.com.au

Tom Javoroski, Iowa City, IA
Very nice site, Mr. Koo. I am impressed and grateful that someone is teaching what you are, on a large scale, and doing so well at it. If you’re going to study an art, study the art, but if you want to study self defense, 90% of every art has to go out the window. Good luck to you, and keep up the good work!

From Brian Murray, Raleigh, North Carolina
It is about time someone told the truth about martial arts training. Your methods seem realistic and practical. I would like to attend the 1 week training session. I will be living in Athens, GA starting in January of 2001. I hope that is not far from your studio.

From Terry Richardson, St. Albert, Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta), Canada
KOO sounds terrific…I was surfing looking for an art to possibly take up this fall and I was very impressed with your concepts. I only wish I had access to instruction (live) here in Alberta!!

From Kevin Meisner, Karate Shinbi Kai, LLC of New London, CT
Thanks for speaking to me on the phone a few weeks ago. I received the first five tapes from your series and I am impressed. I have been training and teaching a Japanese style of Karate for almost 22 years. Recently, I resigned from my organization and have been looking around for new and interesting ways to train. While I do enjoy kata as performance art, my original purpose for joining martial arts was self-defense. After perusing your site and viewing your video tapes, I have to say that you have a very impressive philosophy and a superior training method. I have already begun to incorporate your system into the classes I teach, especially the full contact hand mit and focus shield training. The idea of holding two shields together works great and I am also taking your advice and purchasing better equipment for the class. I have abandoned most of the old curricullum I followed for years including “traditional” warm up exercises, stances, blocking and punching and ESPECIALLY the primary training of techniques executed in the air. We have begun wearing shoes in class, and probably will repace our keikogi tops with school t-shirts. Your site has also helped me in terms of the way I view the belt ranking system. My white belts are kicking harder than some black belts I know! You can be sure that I will be ordering all of your tapes and incorporating much of your curricullum into my classes. I greatly appreciate the work you have done. Anyone who lives in my area is invited to train at my class which is located at 660 Ocean Avenue in New London, CT 06382 (mapquest.com can give you directions). I am wondering whether you have a National Organization that my school can affiliate with. While we would not wish to completely lose our identity, I’d be proud to count my school as an Affiliate of Koo Self Defense. Finally, can I host a seminar here in New England with you or a senior student teaching? Looking forward to more in the future, thanks again! Kevin Meisner

Jerry L. Outley, Phoenix, Arizona
My name is Jerry L. Outley. I am very interested in your program. I do not believe that there is a KSD school in Phoenix Arizona, but I would like to study your style. I am a 44 year old male and have studied martial arts for the pass 25 years. I have blacks belts in Okinawan karate, Tae Kwon Do, Ying Lung Hsing Gung Fu, Kenpo karate and I teach Yang style Tai Chi Chuan, Hsing I Chuan, and Pa Kua Chang. Although I have experience in all these arts, I still feel that there is something missing. From reading your web site, I think that you may have that something that I have been searching for all these years of practise. If your training method is as effective as stated, I would be very interested in becoming a part of your origanization. Possibilly teaching the KSD style here in the Phoenix area.
I would also like to know if there is anyone out here in the Phoenix area (like myself) who maybe training at home using the KSD video tape series please let me know. Hopefully we can get together and improve our skills. Maybe even get something started here in Phoenix Arizona.
Thank you for all your time, help, and concideration on this matter. I hope to hear from you again soon. Your New Student, Jerry L. Outley

From Robert Fraser, Ottawa Ontario, Canada
An interesting system and one which I agree with. Apart from my military hand to hand training I was also an asst. instructor in free style implementing techiques from the military, Karate, Aikido and Kendo.

From Patrick, Reno, Nevada.
Excellent site. glad to see realistic application and modern training techniques employed. firm believer in using what works for an individual. believe the best art includes the things that work both physically and spiritually. thank you for your web site.

From George Sides, Birmingham, Alabama
Master Koo,I stumbled across your web site yesterday, and have been trying to absorb every bit of info I can re: your self defense system, this stuff is fantastic! I have a 13 year old son who lives with my ex-wife, and he seems to have inherited his size from her(he’s not quite 5 feet tall, and weighs about 90 lbs). Anyway, last friday, he got his fist broken nose at school during gym class from a much taller boy whom he was embarrassing(out-playing) in basketball. I had suggested some type of martial arts training for him before, but my ex-wife was totally against it at the time…funny how a broken nose can change an attitude isn’t it? We looked into jujitsu, there’s an intructor here in Birmingham named Mark Barlow who emphasizes self defense rather than competition, which is exactly what we were looking for, then of course, i came across your web site. I was wondering if you had any future plans for expansion into or near the Birmingham, AL area? I know that for some people, the 150 or so mile drive to Cartersville wouldn’t be much, but to drive it multiple times during the week for lessons is a bit more than I could do at this time. I do intend to order the tapes, but obviously, “in-person” training would be much more desirable. My interest would be not only for my son, but for myself as well. As a Deputy Sheriff for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department here in Birmingham, I can certainly see how something like this would be an invaluable asset for me in the field. Who knows, I might even be able to talk my daughter and ex-wife into it as well. There are scores of people like us wo have no interest in competition, but are looking for a simple, yet effective means of self defense, which is exactly what you appear to be offering. Believe it or not, Birmingham is growing, and I think you guys would have a very lucrative market here, I definitely know one family that would join! I’ve printed close to 100 pages from your web site and related web pages.

From Mr. Robert L Clarke, Bayou La Batre, AL 36509-2123, U.S.A.
My name is Robert Clarke. I am 39 years old, a Black Belt in Tae Kwon-Do. I have a son who is 10 years old and is also a Black Belt. I have been reading about the Koo Karate system in the December 1996 issue of Tae Kwon-Do Times Magazine and was very impressed with the article about your advanced training system. I too saw the limits imposed by trditional methods. I cannot begin to say how moved I was that someone had developed a curriculum that gives the individual the ability to excel in self defense instead of trying to control or manipulate the growth of the student in an unseemly manner. For when you plant a seed and it has begun to bloom toward fruitation one cannot stunt the growth of the plant without damaging the natural cycle which is built into all living things. Though the plant will survive it will be put back way behind where it’s harvest should have been.
To take what works for an individual and make it into an automatic fluid reflex with knockout power is brilliant training. For when one gets into a hostile situation it is imperative to diffuse the attacker or attackers as quickly as possible to prevent injury or worse to oneself. I applaud your endeavor to do away with the hierarchial structure and politics so prevelant in too many of todays’ martial arts organizations which tend to produce the god-syndrome in the leaders of these organizations.
Where the tenets of Tae Kwon-Do are seen as methods of control for the people under their rule and, supposedly, do not apply to executive directors and founders of these organizations. Instead of Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control, and Indomitable Spirit, I’ve have seen disrespect, biligerance, greed, arrogance, lying, manipulating, and enslaving to a system where the leaders have not learned to control their own worse enemy, themselves. And their examples produce tryants just like themselves, which is against everything that Tae Kwon-Do represents. And so many people leave the martial arts scene filling violated, enslaved, and dishonered.
After seeing too much of this it is refreshing and rewarding to see that you are achieving what the martial arts is all about.. FREEDOM. Freedom from tryanny, bondage, fear, and manipulation. The very things that made martial arts necessary for the co-existence of equality in the human race. All the while maintaining honor, respect, decency, and responsible authority and order. Freedom to be the best that one can be without corrupting the arts with all the hipocricy and duplicity that has no place in any martial arts program.
My hats off to you, Master Koo, for seeing what has been injurious the spirit of martial arts and endeavoring to correct it. It has been an honor to write to you this letter. Feel free to do with this letter what you will.

From Rik Stavale, Anchorage Alaska
Interesting philosophy on fighting… and as you said, that is what it is all about when it comes right down to it. As a 1st Dan in both Taekwondo & Hapkido, I couldn’t agree with you more about how ineffective most of my traditional TKD training would be in a fight, although all the kicking is a good aerobic workout. Good luck promoting your techniques, if classes were available here I would be interested in attending.

From: Melvin L. Griggs, Chief of Police, Gering, Nebraska, USA.
I am the Chief of Police, Gering, Nebraska. Fifteen sworn personnel and five civilians. We belong to a series of 3 towns about 3 miles apart. Combinded area is 25,000 people. I worked for the largest of these towns for 20 years. I have been the Chief of Police in Gering for 6 years.
I started studying Tae Kwon-Do in 1980. Organizations A.C.T.A, Cho’s International Tae Kwon-Do, World Martial Arts Association (Sang Ku Shim), American Korean karate Association (Ray Walters), American Teachers of Martial Arts (Professor Duke Moore, Rick Alemany) and Ranked 6th Dan awarede by A.T.A.M.A.
My experience is not in the ring but on the streets. News articles’ available if you are interested. I am missing 4 lower teeth, half of my right knee cap, and had a back injury that caused nerve injury for a long period of time.
Ultimitate Fighting Championships’ outcomes would be much different if the kickers wore shoes. I was cut by a guy and then he went for my legs for a tackle. I kicked him in the face, breaking several bones in the face, he also lost several teeth. I am not a violent person and the reason I train and train others is to give people a chance in an ever increasing violent world. It also provides young people with positive role models and a positive atmosphere.
Your concept is the most advanced and sensible that I have ever seen. I am very interested in reading, viewing and learning more about the routines and they way your classes are conducted.

From: Christopher Cowlin, Chiba, Japan
I’m interested in your system after reading your article in Tae Kwon-Do Times Magazine. I am a physical training focused martial arts instructor here in Japan. I hold a Black Belt in Judo and Hapkido but haven’t practiced any ‘kata’ in years as I realized the futility long ago.
I do not consider myself a martial arts Master at all. Actually, my students and I have followed an intensive physical routine followed by very intense bag, pad, and focus mitts work. My military background (Navy- EOD) taught me that full power training and physical fitness always defeat technique.
I work as a University Professor teaching International Law. Students often come to my martial arts club requesting USA rankings because I teach in English. Unfortunately, being independent, I have not been able to satisfy this request. Hopefully, should you find my skills adequate, I could affiliate with Koo Self Defense International.
I congratulate you and Mr. Smith for challenging some of the silliness found in obsolete methodology. It takes courage to confront such entrenched traditions.

From: Master Sam, SAM Martial Arts, Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan.
Some days earlier, I received the copy of Tae Kwon-Do Times Magazine, issue of December 1996. You and your astonishing and innovative style was featured on it. I really liked it very much. Your way appeals to be much realistic and pragmatic with the needs of today.
Some of the hints and demos really inspired me very much. I shall be honored if provided with a detailed information of your systems. I am a 4th Degree Black Belt of Tae Kwon-Do, and very much interested to be a segment of your horizon of development and innovation.

From: Bernie Korent, Australia
My name is Bernie Korent and I have been involved in the martial arts, such as karate, Judo, Tae Kwon-Do (I.T.F & W.T.F), Hapkido, Choi Kwang Do for 35 years. I was introduced to Choi Kwang Do in 1993 by a gentleman named Jim Wellsmore, you may have heard of him. We both resigned from Choi Kwang Do in 1995.
Earlier this year, I read an article by you in the Tae Kwon-Do Times Magazines titled “Forbidden Subjects” which I found very interesting. I am very keen to find out more and would appreciate information needed to become an affiliated member.

From: Frederick Boyden, Savanah, GA, USA.
I have been reading about you and your “Koo Karate” system for a few years now. I must say that after doing some basic research on your system, I am very impressed. My congratulations to you on your success. I have been in the martial arts for a number of years myself. I am always looking to learn more and to improve my existing skills. I think that learning the Koo Karate system would be a perfect addition to my martial knowledge.

From: Laurent Biais, Bangkok, Thailand.
I thoroughly enjoyed your site. I was a martial arts student for many years and I too believe that the traditional teaching is no longer valid for real life situations. I teach self defense for girls in an international school in Bangkok and I try to keep it simple as I can; fight dirty, no kicks above the belt, a lot of stomping on the feet, fingers in the eyes, claws in the throat, biting etc..
One of the important things that martial arts taught me was to use my body weight (movement of the hips) behind my punching techniques. I am trying to pass that to my students who are usually very light and short. Also, I am trying to develop a strong mental attitude and it is not easy in Asia!!
I wish I were close to one of your centers so as to train in one of your dojos, but that won’t be possible for a long time, but I will incorporate more moving target hitting in my lessons from now on. I will visit your site regularly.

From: Al Granger, Lawton, Oklahoma, USA.
I recently read your article which appeared in the December issue of Tae Kwon-Do Times. I was very impressed. I agree with all of your ideas concerning techniques, forms, training and testing in the martial arts. I have taken karate classes here in Lawton, Oklahoma, and they all emphasize kicking and punching air. This began to really hurt my knees and elbows after I had spent some time training in Kyokushinkai Karate.
I decided to give it up after earning a yellow belt. I still train on my own at a local gym that has a heavy bag which I enjoy using. I will never again punch or kick air. I also like your ideas concerning the elimination of free sparring. My kyokushinkai instrcutor emphasized hard fighting, which in my case led to several injuries. However, for obvious safety reasons we could not kick to the legs, could not use knees or head butts, and could not punch to the face.
It is my belief that a person will fight the way they are trained, and I began to fear that I would defend myself in a manner that would get me hurt. I feel that training with the bags as you described in your article is far more beneficial for street defense that traditional sparring. Please add my name to your mailing list. I am interested in any information you may have concerning your style of karate, especially your videos. Thank-you very much Master Koo.

From: Lawrence O Zieffle, 8th Dan, Alberta, Canada.
I am an independent martial arts school owner. I have been in the martial arts for approx. 30 years. I have read your articles on your web sites and found them to be very interesting. It was nice to see another school and instructor sharing a lot of the same concepts I do. I run my school very similar to yours for ex: I have not belt tests, I train the students primarily for realistic street self defense & no tournaments.
I also eliminated traditional style forms which as you know in the martial arts world puts you in a radical outlaw category. But that does not matter I register my school under Karate free-style the name of the school is Modern Fighting Concepts, the style I teach is called Combat karate. I really liked the article pertaining to “Sparring”. At first I thought how could you have a martial arts system without sparring to some degree.
Then I realized when I looked at it that you can’t stimulate a real fight and not get some one hurt. Even when it’s done in a semi controlled manner when everyone is all padded up students still get hurt. Then you see students continually holding back punches, kicks, trying not to hurt each other.
Like you said and which I believe to be true the student will most likely hesitate even for split second in a street confrontation and that could possibly get him or her extremely hurt or killed. Anyways it was nice to hear another instructor with similar concepts and principles. I would like to receive more information on your program affilitation with you. I wish to study more from such an open mided martial artist such as myself.

From: Jaime Chavez, New Mexico, USA.
Hi, my name is Jaime Chavez. I am currently the Uniform Division Commander at New Mexico State University Police Department. I have been the departments Defensive Tactics trainer since 1984. I have a Black Belt in Kenpo and have conducted police training throughout Latin America. I also currently do civilian self-defense courses and train about 400 people per year. I have completed several police defensive tactics schools and will attend the LAPD ground fighting school this summer. I am a graduate of NMSU and have certificates to teach all high risk police topics including firearms, baton, chemical agents.
I am interested in your program because I would like to organize a small school in my area and do not want to affiliate with traditional martial arts groups. I am impressed with your information on your web page.

From: Robert Short robertshort@hotmail.com
Your theory about quick learning of effective moves is what it is about out on the streets. I never learnt the knockout – knockdown power application and I’m not a little guy. Also perhaps due to that I havent fought in many years. Unfortunately today they don’t fight, they act as gangs & do cowardly type of attacks on property & family, or tamper & vandalize vehicles. I had an apartment blown up,a car destroyed. No way to defend against that.