Split Second Survival is a self-defense system based on escaping and surviving a confrontation, specializing in multiple assailants and weapon disarmament. Other self-defense systems teach you how to fight against an attacker; Split Second Survival will show you how to survive amid several. While other styles of self-defense are based on a one-on-one scenario, viewing only your immediate opponent as the threat; Split second Survival teaches you how to respond to multiple threats, armed or unarmed, large or small.
There are no punches, kicks, knees, or elbows used in Split Second Survival. We do not teach arm bars, wrist locks, or takedowns. Using any of these defense techniques will cause you to focus on your technique and the single attacker, while handicapping you by limiting your mobility. Split Second Survival teaches that to survive a confrontation is to understand that there is always more than one attacker. If a person is engaged in a fight, their focus is on the fight, not on the other person coming from behind.
Split Second Survival uses unique open hand strikes to the soft tissue areas of the attacker. Split Second Survival also employs passive escapes, soft blocking techniques, and subconscious redirects in the form of neural response to physical stimulation. All of these techniques will easily flow into ending the confrontation or to your escape.
There are no set or standard moves in Split Second Survival similar to Katas, or patterns, used in martial arts. Split Second Survival uses concepts that can be employed in many of the same ways against a person, or persons, using a knife, firearm, or any other weapon. Split Second Survival believes that holding any set of combination strikes or moves only sets you up for failure. When you train with a predetermined set of moves, and your opponent does not do what is expected, it causes your brain to reassess. When your brain reassesses, it pulls you out of the fight for just a moment. This moment can determine whether you will survive the situation or not. To reassess takes valuable time.
One of the many differences that set Split Second Survival apart from other self-defense systems is that Split Second Survival practitioners understand reaction. Split Second Survival practitioners are avid students of Body Logic: what will and will not cause a reaction from your attacker. Learning how to avoid reaction allows you a small window of opportunity to resolve the situation without a response from your opponent. Split Second Survival practitioners are able to apply this by understanding how many functions, preconceptions, and stimuli the brain can perform at any given time.