INCREASE YOUR SURVIVAL IN A CONFINED SPACE
By John Riddle, Riddle Defense / 561-262-7840
A definition of confined space can be written like this: A confined space is a space with limited entry and exit and not suitable for human inhabitants.
In a self-defense situation a confined space is a perfect place for you to be trapped with little or no escape where bad things can happen to you by bad people.
A confined space can be an elevator, stairwell, hallway, inside your vehicle, aisle ways of a bus or aircraft, to list a few. In a confined space, movement is reduced due to space size. I have had the opportunity to train on aircraft, Greyhound Bus Lines, public transportation and school busses and use linear fighting styles in these confined areas. Being in a combative situation in these areas can be done with the correct approach.
It is going to be pretty hard to ballroom dance in an elevator or the aisle of an aircraft on your flight to Europe let alone throw spinning back kicks at your attacker.
With that said, in our world today, we need to know how to defend ourselves in these areas.
Since large, wide movements for the most part will be shut down we need to learn how to move and fight in linear movement. To fight in a straight line. To move through the threat using gross motor skill movements such as elbow strikes (horizontal/vertical), knee strikes, palm strikes, straight front kicks.
Gross motor skills in self-defense are important due to them being simple, large-muscle group actions like the above listed movements. Unlike fine and complex motor skills, gross motor skills do not deteriorate under stress. Gross motor skills actually become enhanced by the effects of fear and stress.
To learn more about how to defend yourself in a confined space you can join us at RIDDLE DEFENSE for a CONFINED SPACE/IN AND AROUND YOUR CAR WOMEN’S SEMINAR on Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 2 pm until 5 pm.
For more information on this seminar and to secure your seat please go to: www.RiddleDefense.com
“TRAIN LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT… BECAUSE IT DOES!”