Looking for something to spice up my training/fuel creativity. I need a resource with various reality based self defense scenarios. I'm willing to buy a DVD or two, even attend a seminar, but not sign on to any kind of program. Ideally, I'd like video, or a book with complete instructions on how to run the drills.
- Should be suitable for civilians and take into account the limitations of legally acceptable use of force for civilian practitioners
- Should not require excessive equipment purchase (e.g. fully body armor) beyond simple things like kick-pads, head protection, mouth guard, focus mitts, etc...
- Should allow medium to semi-full contact between practitioners with reasonable amounts of body control.
- Should take into account disparities between armed and unarmed opponents. Preferably, should include both unarmed defender vs. armed attacker and armed defender vs. armed attacker.
- Should be adaptable to multiple martial arts styles, not predicated on knowing a certain martial art. I am most definitely not looking for "if he does x then you do y" kind of stuff. Primarily, I want the setup to the confrontation. I can take it from there.
- Should take into account the existence of, or possibility of the existence of, multiple attackers, with an eye toward escape rather than disabling the assailants.
I'll be applying judgment to whatever products are recommended, so if a recommendation does not meet all the above criteria, that's OK. But the more criteria it meets, the better.
I most emphatically do not want to learn some secret, pressure-point reliant, ancient wisdom cobbled together from the five orange-belts some strip-mall master earned before declaring himself grand-master of his own style. I also am not interested in uber-masculine "every style but mine is BS". Preferably, I'd like info from police/military sources, but, again, suitable to civilian self-defense.
I've already considered Blauer Tactical Systems. I like their stuff, but I'm not shelling out the dough for a full body suit, nor am I willing to train (regularly) wearing one. I would attend a seminar where such things are done, and probably get a kick out of it, but I want something I can practice semi-regularly.