We believe that people “die in the gaps”, which means that your training should be based on defending yourself against realistic attacks by armed or unarmed attackers in real-time.
Your value and belief systems need to be in place; in other words, you must know what you are prepared to do to defend yourself, when you are prepared to take these actions and also understand the consequences of your actions, both morally and legally.
This reduces the possibility of believing in skills that may feel good in the class environment but crumble when put to the test for real. If a large percentage of your training with a partner is not happening in real-time (full force, continuous attacks), then your defenses cannot develop correctly and there is a good chance that you will die in the gaps.
Born of combat on the violent streets of South Africa, the MDW Training Methodology provides an environment and a framework to effectively navigate the Chaos of Combat. Our Framework provides our Instructors, Trainers and Students with an understanding of all the Dimensions that are required to survive, engage and dictate general and specific challenges that we may face in a violent attack. The MDW Methodology and Framework provides context and a matrix to bring together elements of the key dimensions of combat.
Our training is blade focused but incorporates extensive close quarter firearm, empty hand and improvised weapons, almost anything that can be used to save your life in the face of a violent attack. Martial artists who are experienced in other systems are able to easily insert their techniques and tactics into the framework to complement their knowledge.
We pride ourselves as solution finders in an ever evolving chaotic environment. These are the elements and tools that we harness to become Master Navigators of Chaos.