by Rory MillerDevelop your close-range combat reflexes with Rory Miller. This training can and should be incorporated into all fighting styles. Infighting is close-range combat, in which you defend yourself while simultaneously controlling the opponent’s limbs, transferring his momentum, and forcing him off center.
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Develop your close-range combat reflexes. Infighting is close-range combat, in which you defend yourself while simultaneously controlling the opponent’s limbs, transferring his momentum, and forcing him off center. You will learn basic Infighting Building Blocks, including
- Moving a Body
- Strangles and Chokes
- Spine Manipulation
“What is infighting? You can call it standing grappling. You can call it a variation on clinch range. Infighting is close contact, chest-against-chest, halitosis range. You are close enough to throw, sweep, strike, strangle, gouge, bite...and not too close to kick, if you know how.
Infighting has the most possibilities, and thus the most variables, of any fighting range. And it is quick. Distance is time and if you're fighting at zero distance you have no time to waste. Offense and defense cannot be separated. You must be able to act on your opponent without needing to know what the opponent is doing, because by the time you know, it is too late.
‘Many traditional arts work better once you play with them as infighting systems. Infighting is the perfect range, and the perfect game, to integrate your other fighting skills into a unified package that functions below the conscious level.” - Rory Miller
This app is available for free download with sample videos, and offers a single in-app purchase to access these safety lessons for the lowest possible cost.
Rory Miller is a writer and teacher living peacefully in the Pacific Northwest, USA.
He has served for seventeen years in corrections as an officer and sergeant working maximum security, booking and mental health; leading a tactical team; and teaching subjects ranging from Defensive Tactics and Use of Force to First Aid and Crisis Communications with the Mentally Ill. For fourteen months he was an advisor to the Iraqi Corrections System. He received a BS degree in Psychology; served in the National Guard as a Combat Medic (91A/B); earned college varsities in judo and fencing, and received a mokuroku in jujutsu.
Mr. Miller is the author of several award-winning books and DVDs, including “Meditations on Violence”, “Facing Violence”, “Scaling Force”, and “Conflict Communications”.
As an experienced martial artist and veteran correction officer, Rory Miller distills what he learned from jailhouse brawls, tactical operations, and ambushes to explore the differences between martial arts and the subject martial arts were designed to deal with: Violence.
In his work, Miller introduces the myths, metaphors and expectations that most martial artists have about what they will ultimately learn in their dojo. This is then compared with the complexity of the reality of violence.