No, they are very different than the WSF. 10 levels seems to be a common ranking system #. The colors are actually a little different than the WSF. The RMATA belt colors are like some common belt color systems; namely BJJ and Judo.
The system is designed to be well rounded in all ranges of combat. It is not just a sambo system at all, although there are sambo techniques in it.
Anything I might say about my instructional material could be considered biased. Check out the reviews section of the main website and you'll see a lot of reviews of my leglock tape there. Yes, it covers many counters and escapes in detail.
Can you shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org please? We'll discuss the form your talking about. I'm guessing you mean the charter membership form? Anyways... talk to you about that in e-mail.
As for the leglock tape, well I hope you find something useful on it to add to your arsonel. Let me know what ya think when you get a chance... and thanks for your order. I'll take you up on any cooking anytime though, I'm not a picky eater!
Right now we are sort of in "limbo" with the curricumum not being out and all of the chartered schools waiting on it. Once it is up and posted on the website then all chartered schools can begin training it. Once it is released on DVD the RMATA is really going to grow. For now, just make sure you and your students are doing lots of live sparring and grappling in all ranges of combat, trying to work up to as many straight 3 minute rounds with 1 minute breaks as possible, so when it comes time to test for rank it will be a cinch.
Post by DiamondMMA on Jun 24, 2007 14:53:27 GMT -5
Vince, I got a question about testing. I know that with many traditional martial arts (generally speaking) there is a time frame in which the student must wait until he/she can test to the next level. Is there going to be something similar to that of a days,months,years thing... or is going to be more of actual time spent training... or just the ability to perform under the already stated requirements?
The more you sweat during times of peace, the less you'll bleed during times of war.
There is no time limit for gaining levels. Once someone can satisfy all of the requirements of a particular level then they are that level! However to be able to satisfy the sparring requirements for the higher levels they will naturally have to have done alot of training/ conditioning.
The curriculum has been stuck in limbo for awhile, as I've been waiting for some input from some world cla*s instructors who appear to be to busy to go through it and add their input. I wont keep waiting much longer guys!
There is no cost to see the curriculum, it will be posted on the site. The entire curriculum will be put on DVD format eventually, and they will be sold in the rmata.com store. Several guys already have a few ranks in it, but they are the guys who train with me in person and we cover the material in private lessons or in private sessions after seminars.
Here is an example of a level in the curriculum;
TRAINING EQUIPMENT NEEDED - 16ounce Boxing gloves - Boxing head gear - No Holds Barred Fighting gloves - Thick elbow pads - Thick knee pads - 1 Double Weave GI (Or a top that wont rip, like a hockey jersey) - Shin guards - Wrestling shoes - Mouthpiece - Groin Cup - Focus Mitts - Muay Thai Pads - Belly Pad - Heavy low kick shield - Heavy bag - 1 Rattan Kali stick - 1 Padded Kali Stick - 1 Rubber training dagger - Eye protection (Goggles or headgear with a face cage)
CONCEPTS - No egos, attitudes or politics - Absorb what is useful, discard the rest - Controlled violence only when necessary - Attributes before techniques - 3 levels of training: Technique learning/ drilling (repetition to muscle memory), using proper equipment to simulate reality, sparring/ grappling against resistance - Identify your strengths and weaknesses - Action/ Reaction demonstration - Ambidexterity - Courtesy sparring policy - Mixed Martial Arts, No Holds Barred Fighting, Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Muay Thai Kickboxing Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Sambo, Catchwrestling. - In training tap quick and easy…DON’T HAVE AN EGO!! That’s how people get hurt. If someone won’t tap when they should, let them go and tell them about it. There’s no shame in tapping… let yourself get tapped often by those of lesser skill that yourself. - When you feel yourself get frustrated, relax. Remind yourself that this, like anything else, takes time and proper training. The “secret” to getting better is smart, hard work and plenty of it. Be patient and put in your training time regularly. - When grappling it is important to often simulate striking (knees, elbows, headbutts, etc). In a real situation someone most likely isn’t going to mount you and then look for a submission, they will want to knock you out with strikes! Train for the real thing.
WARM-UPS/ DRILLS/ EXERCISES - Big arm circles forward and backwards (for rotator cuffs) - Neck circles - Roll backs (for back & neck) - Standing, legs in a V, bend to one side, touch other toes… stretch… stay down and turn out… stretch up… turn further… stretch. - Butterfly stretches (for groin) - On back, big circles in and out with knees (for cartilage) - Sitting, left over right, turn back. Hug foot. Rotate foot in both directions. - Shadow Boxing - Offense/ Defense drill - Breakfalls - Rolling - Each side - Front - Backwards - Umpa's (Buck & roll) - Shrimping (Ebi’s)
FOOTWORK - Moving left and right - Moving forwards and backwards
STRIKING (All strikes in all levels are done on both sides with both the front and rear weapons)
- Eye jab - Ear slap (single and double)
Push kick - Front - Rear
Defense - Hands on temples, eyes up, drifting your body away from strikes. Tight Stance. - Shin destructions- Lift your same side leg to check kicks & rotate your body if necessary. Try to make your opponent “T- bone” your knee.
CLINCHING/ THROWS/ TAKEDOWNS
Entering to clinching - Modified Straight Blast
Low Clinch - Headwar - Low Clinch switching - Basic strikes (Always smashing when attached- Punch low, punch high, uppercut, elbow, knees high, knees low). - Bodylock (Double underhooks) - Over arm body lock
High Clinch - Headwar - High Clinch Switching; fighting to Plum Clinch - Basic Strikes (Always smashing when attached- Punch low, punch high, uppercut, elbow high, knees high, knees low- stomping with knees when in high clinch)
Plum clinch - Proper position
GRAPPLING (Demonstrate good form for all positions)
(Each of the following can be done on different days. All rounds are 3 minutes) - 1 Round of kickboxing sparring (Unattached striking only) - 1 Round of takedowns & throws (Randori with and without a GI) - 1 Round of clinch sparring (Attached striking only) - 1 Round of submission grappling - 1 Round of NHB Sparring - 1 Round of NHB Sparring with a training knife or Kali stick