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Shivworks/Cecil Burch - Immediate Action Jiu-Jitsu 101

Contrary to popular belief, many empty hand fights and those involving weapons, end up on the ground. No amount of pontificating or self-proclaimed “expert“ posturing will change this simple fact. If you ignore this reality, you may very well find yourself in a situation you cannot handle with disastrous consequences. The Immediate Action Jiu-Jitsu course is designed to give the layman a realistic and functional set of concepts, techniques, methodologies, training drills and experiences that will prepare them for a worst case “ground-fight” scenario. All techniques and concepts are high percentile applications which span a wide spectrum of confrontations. Training consists of presentation, drilling and Force-On-Force evolutions providing attendees with immediate feedback regarding the efficacy of the skills learned. The goal of this course is not to create a “ground fighter” or grappler. The objective is to provide attendees who have limited training time and resources with solid ground survival and escape fundamentals geared toward the increasingly violent weapon based environments they may live, work and/or travel within. And all techniques/concepts are from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and are combat proven over the past 80 years by thousands of practitioners, including the U.S. Army.

Immediate Action Jiu-jitsu is divided into modules that address specific situations. Seminars/training can be customized to fit your needs by arranging for the appropriate modules to be covered. Among the topics covered by the modules include:

  • Surviving/defending/escaping when you are on the ground underneath an attacker

  • Surviving/defending/escaping when you are on the ground and your opponent is standing

  • Functional methods of getting back to your feet

  • Countering takedowns and remaining on your feet

  • IFWA (in-fight weapon access)

  • Denying your opponent’s weapon access – understanding technique, positional hierarchy AND timing

  • Multiple opponents - realistically maximizing your chances

  • Surviving inside the guard

  • Proper usage of the guard to win/escape

  • Defending against punches, elbow strikes, stomps, kicks, etc…

  • Proper role of “dirty tactics”

  • Essential training principles, methods, & drills

  • How these concepts & techniques remain true with or without weapon involvement

  • Learning to deal with the most common MMA attacks and holds

  • Recognizing and defending against common submissions (guillotine, rear naked choke, triangle, arm bar, etc.)

  • Structuring and balancing your training and integrating it into a busy real world lifestyle

Student Prerequisites

These methods are for everyone regardless of physical condition – young, old, male, female, athlete or not – You DO NOT have to be a professional fighter to perform at a functional level. This will be a class about physical training, but it is NOT boot camp. Participants may go at the pace that is comfortable for them, while trying to push the envelope of their own individual performance.

Student Equipment List

  • Loose, comfortable but durable clothes

  • Mouthpiece and cup

  • Notebook

  • An open mind

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This class is part of our Cecil Burch Immediate Action Weekend, and is followed by Immediate Action Pugilism. You must register for each class separately!