A Strong Counterattack is the Very Lubrication that Greases the Wheels of Self Defense

The OODA Loop is a layman’s means of describing the process human’s go through when processing data and information into action.

OODA stands for Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act. In short, when information is collected (Observe), we must put that information into context (Orient), decide what to do with the contextualized information (Decide), and finally act on that information (Act).

In self defense, the aggressor is already in Act mode. To refocus his/her concentration on violent action, a defender must create such a large distraction as to move the vast majority of focus away from the current act and onto something else. This act is our counterattack. And, it’s not enough to hit someone. Rather, an ideal response would include a powerful counterattack to one of several areas that are inextricably tied into the nervous system.

In redirecting the attention and focus of the attacker, defenders can often successfully complete their self defense response. Without a major and powerful counterattack, I’m not optimistic about the defenders chances. So, practice your combatives often. Seek to make each combative very powerful – whatever your body can muster.

A strong counterattack is the very lubrication that greases the wheels of self defense. Check out the video for more information.

…walk in peace

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  1. Bill Cobb

    CJ, having been with KMH for 3.5 years, I need to ask a pressing question regarding the recent North Campus schedule . I noticed that there are ten Level-1 classes, two Level 2/3 classes and three All Levels classes. Comparing the North Campus schedule to the Central Campus, I cannot help but ask why is the North Campus so heavily oriented towards Level 1? Why can’t we have more classes for those who’ve passed their Level 1 test? Given the level of effort required to make it up to and through the Level 1 Test, it is a disappointment when there is no platform to advance to the next level. Could we possibly have split classes where advanced students are given the chance to break off and practice the things they are weakest in? It is through independent practice where one takes ownership of a technique and becomes a master of it. I speak on behalf of every student who has stuck with the program and who wants to learn all they can about Krav Maga. Thanks.