Let me make one thing clear – combat is ugly, make no mistake about this and let me also tell you to forget about the glamorous television portrayal of dispatching assailants with flying kicks and lightning fast punches. Leave that for the entertainment elements in your life!
In the KGB we were taught many physical and psychological techniques – some of the most advanced in the world as the former Soviet Union invested huge amounts of money and resources for this purpose…but the majority of our learning was teaching us how to survive…in any situation and any environment.
We were taught to forget all notions of ‘winning’, only survival, because through survival comes opportunity and when you can survive, you can take advantage of opportunity. It is exactly the same in any combat situation.