EVALUATING NEW TECHNIQUES

One of the more popular, though misguided, sayings in combatives training refers to a new technique as “just another tool for your toolbox.” It’s one of those comforting industry truisms that makes a good soundbite without actually explaining anything. As teaching goes, it’s really no different than “because I say so.” The problem with the skillset = toolbox analogy is that far too often we think of it as a bottomless reservoir somewhere in our subconscious… Read more at Personal Defense Network

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