Directional Fighting Method  

A Reality-Based Modern Combat System

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Nov 16th DFM Annual Competition (The Big Squeezey) is being held at Willowburn Sports Centre, Alnwick

Nov 15th Sensei Keith Porter is conducting a seminar at the AFC, Newcastle.

Nov 9th Chris Crudelli of Mind, Body and Kick Ass Moves is conducting a seminar at Sife Steve Youngman's kwoon in Jarrow.

Oct 15th 2008: Website is up and running with all links completed.


Directional Fighting Method

Directional Fighting Method is a modern, reality-based self-defence and combat system.

It is designed so students cover all the areas of self-protection and self-defence. It has no sport element to it.

DFM uses modern theories such as flinch and freeze and body language techniques and blends these with old martial theories such as the centreline, three point touch, the power of the circle and high-low theories.

The areas covered by the DFM syllabus include evasive blocking, punching, kicking and striking, break falling, unbalancing and takedowns, sweeps and throws, ground defence and locks, chokes and submissions, yielding and flowing.

Students also learn walking cane (hanbo), five and six foot staff (jo and bo), single stick (rattan cane), sword (ken) and how to defend against weapons such as knives, bottles and baseball bats.

The system draws on a number of sources including boxing, kickboxing, Ju-jutsu (Japanese and Brazilian), Ninjutsu, Judo, Kali, Wado Ryu and Shotokan Karate, and grappling.

Students are also taught Conflict Resolution Techniques. These are the methods taught to professionals such as the police, NHS doctors and nurses, social services, journalists plus many more.