R.E.A.L. is a scientifically designed Martial Arts training methodology that offers you a way to learn, re-learn, and pressure test any Martial Art activity to ensure it's validity and efficacy in real life. Every Martial Art school practices R.E.A.L. to some degree, however, I find that there needs to be a systematic way to document and formulate your practice to ensure efficacy. That's where R.E.A.L., in my opinion stands firmly as a complete and sound methodology.
R - Replicate/Reproduce: Take any martial activity and revisit it exactly the way you were taught for proper body mechanics and execution.
E - Examine: Determine it's purpose, function, limitations, conditions of execution etc.
A - Assess: Test! Test! Test! Here, you have to develop several test scenarios and pressure test your activity (e.g multiple opponents, injured, under the influence, genders, various mental states, environmental conditions etc. You need to hang out here for a long time and adopt the mindset of a surviving animal. Careful research into various demographic and societal factors need to be considered when developing your test cases (e.g. examine crime scene investigations for who's doing what and take it back to your training, role play it realistically (idea Inspired by Senshido International)). Finally, you must ask yourself: "Did it work?" "Could I pull this off under the above pressurized situations?".
L - Link: Here you look back at your assessments in the previous step and ask yourself: "Ok, now what?", "What modifcations do I need to make this work?" "Should I keep it or lose it?".
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