The R.A.P.I.D.  SYSTEM™ Combative Philosophy: Applications Implications for Personal & Professional Self-Defense






RAPID  Systems®research the startle/flinch phenomena and its link to the survival system’s withdrawal reflex has spawned one of the most important evolutions in close quarter training: the RAPID SYSTEM™, which utilizes the speed and reliability of the startle/flinch mechanism to convert the sudden attack into a tactical counter. Most importantly, this system will not interfere with your current training and in fact it is most easily used as a bridge to any complex motor skill transition.

The RAPID  SYSTEM™ is a 'behaviorally' researched, close quarter personal defense method that utilizes the body's natural flinches and reactions to fear or violence and then converts these reactions into efficient tactical choices. Because the system is"Genetically wired and behaviorally inspired™", anybody can learn it and everybody can do it.

It is the result of over two decades of research. The RAPID SYSTEM™ is so direct and efficient, it is currently being adopted by major law enforcement and military training units across the globe.


Irrespective of your training, if the opponent is in your face, it's now your fight. And while there may be legal or professional rules of engagement, its also now a very personal moment. If you can't subdue this threat, it is likely that you will not accomplish your task within the professional mission and likely the confrontation will also have impact on your personal situation.


While 'totality' may appear to be grandiose, the reference is merely a philosophically based argument that suggests that 'we' must look carefully at the combative arena, the environment and specifically the opponent through a disciplined threat assessment filter. This will enable us to customize training to provide the greatest tactical advantage for the next engagement.

"The superior fighter has no emotional attachment to any particular range of combat."

Our methodology seeks to improve spontaneous effective modification or adaptability of the warrior's arsenal. This includes personal tools (body/mind) as well as tactical tools (all other weapons). My message has always been to be diverse, skilled in all ranges. If push comes to shove you must have no physical preference, no emotional attachment to a range, only then you can make a calm, calculated, strategic choice and force the confrontation to the range that suits the situation.

Train Hard & Stay R.A.P.I.D.,