Our layering teaching technique follows a simple structure:
1. You will learn a concept.
2. Next, learn a skill that relates to that concept.
3. Then, you will practice the mechanics of the skill.
4. Finally, you apply all that you have learned.
This layering process is essential, because it facilitates an ability to absorb, integrate, and digest new information. After the instructor team demonstrates a self-defense sequence or a real-life scenario, they will break it down into steps. Students practice the mechanics of these skills in drill groups. Following drill groups, students put to use what they’ve learned and drilled in realistic, full-contact “scenarios,” or what we refer to as a “mugging” or a “fight.”
This sequence of “learn it, drill it, do it” may repeat as many as three or four times in each class….Practice makes perfect!