Holly and I have talked considerably given the few classes we have taught, particularly of the requests so many students who ask variations of "...well, what do I do when we get to the ground?"
Because you will go to the ground 99% of the time. Period.
In my Fight to your Weapon course, the title says it all. I teach you to survive unexpected contact when you are out of position for an attack, enough time to deploy your weapon and/or finish the fight with hands, blades, pistol, rifle, or Chevrolet. The premise of the class is: Get off the line of attack long enough to deploy your weapon of break/kill your enemy so you can escape.
But in only 8 hours, I can barely fit in the escapes and counters needed to Fight to your Weapon. What if you and the bad guy tumble/tumble in a heap on the ground. My advise thus far has been consistent: That requires serious study in grappling: Judo, ju-jutsu, etc. In the absence of proper training hit the S.O.B. with a rock, step on his head, show him his guts and make him taste his own testicles.
However, Holly insists that I should consider offering a 4-hour or 6-hour supplemental class on a second day to Fight to your Weapon class, and allow people an insight and fundamental skillset to the real world of Groundfighting.
I have been giving it serious thought - and I have roughed out a curriculum for such a class. If I am already with your Team, adding an additional day to focus on Groundfighting is easy to accomplish and inexpensive.
Now the question: Former and prospective students: Do you see a value in a second class that focuses on Groundfighting? We can re-enforce some Day One skills, and introduce some fundamentals on Day Two at a faster pace. Full-speed sparring will be necessary for a Groundfighting class, so you guys who like to test one another, this is the proper venue. As usual, this will be suitable for all-comers - men, women, age is irrelevant, health is irrelevant, et cetera.
If I have already been to your AO, we'll work something out on cost.
If I add this training component, cost for the weekend will go up only nominally.
Let me know.
I'll tell you all the truth - I was heartbroken when I pulled off the Western Slope of Colorado, knowing that you Patriots had no place to continue developing skills that I think are essential.
Note: The guy in the video with the mustache is, in my humble opinion, the finest fighting teacher ever to walk this Earth. If he ever feels the need to put his hands on you - beg forgiveness and mercy, because nothing else will stop him if he chooses to break you.