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Fred Mastro Training- Anybody Know Him?
« on: March 03, 2017, 07:00:35 PM »
I've watched a couple of his videos and I wanted to know what y'all think. Is this anything viable or just flashy ninjary?

I noticed that none of his opponents ever fight back and he is kind of rough with them at times, which makes him look like a bit of a jerk.

I think I vote ninjary on this one.

It seems to me that no matter what "system" someone uses, the basics always apply. 1. Mind set/emotional fitness and then 2. physical stopping through selected structures (weight bearing, sensory, etc).

If this guy isn't a joke, he's downright dangerous.

Besides, WTF does a bouncer need to elbow someone in the throat? managing socially belligerent drunks is a little different than a cop stuck in a life or death struggle for his service sidearm. Lethal force is probably not necessary in the former situation.
Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: Fred Mastro Training- Anybody Know Him?
    « Reply #1 on: March 04, 2017, 12:10:55 AM »
    Well, ideally you would think that lethal force isn't necessary.  That is why most serious "bouncers" operate in pairs with enough training to make them effective.   The point is you don't ever really know what you're up against so the idea is to show up with what appears to be overwhelming force and be prepared to go quick and dirty if it comes to that.  Remember, if there is an actual ruckus on the property the bouncer(s) is not really doing what they're being paid for.  The idea is to peacefully escort the person(s) off the premises.   

    The instructor appears to be using a combination of techniques similar to what is taught in Krav Maga .   The joint locks and strikes to pressure points are common to hapkido, arnis and other schools of martial arts with the purpose being to cause an involuntary reaction that removes the threat from the victim with a minimum of danger.  And yes, someone who is well trained in these disciplines and prepared to use them to whatever degree necessary is indeed a dangerous opponent.  Speed, power and accuracy are always the keys to employing weapons even if they are the ones you were born with. 
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