The “Four Ds” Of R.M.A.
This “Four D’s”...... our 'bare bones' attributes namely:
1) Deception... 2) Distraction... 3) Disruption... and 4) Destruction.
Unlike “sport fighting” – these skills have very little to do with size, strength, and physical skill.
1.Deception: A fancy word for “lying” or faking. (deception does sound much nicer).
This is an important element to winning. Any military leader who understands strategy. will tell you that deception is KEY -- allowing a much smaller force to take on and defeat a larger, better equipped enemy.
General Eisenhower used “deception” against the Nazis just before the D-Day Invasion, Hitler knew an Allied invasion was coming. The Allies would have to cross the English Channel and land on the coast of France. He just didn’t know where that force would land. The most obvious landing area was a place called Calais . Eisenhower understood the power of deception and wanted Hitler to think he’d land in Calais. So he placed a huge force of trucks, tanks and airplanes directly across the Channel from Calais so the German scout planes could easily spot them. A simple deception. Hitler was convinced 100% that the Allies really would land their forces in Calais, It was such an effective deception that, when the real Allied invasion hit at Normandy, Hitler insisted that it was a diversion and had his Nazi reserve forces waiting in vain for the attack at Calais.
Deception is KEY in most military confrontations – AND in R.M.A. as well.
Deception plays on simple human psychology – whether we’re talking about a streetfight or two hundred thousand troops clashing on the battlefield. The idea is to trick your adversary into thinking one thing, then suddenly turn the tables on him. The result is confusion, hesitation, and panic.
Verbal Deception: Deceive your opponent by expressing the exact OPPOSITE of your real intentions. Do not commit the mistake of announcing your real intentions. Tell him that you’re “not looking for a fight”... or “don’t want trouble”... or “I’m injured and can’t fight”. Say anything that’ll lull him into the comfortable belief (psuedo confidence) that he is indeed the al lbieng master time , space and reality. The more settled into this mindset he is the greater his surprise and panic when HE is suddenly under attack.
Another method that will actually force your opponent to make his intentions known. Here it is -- simply hold up your hands. No... not straight up like a train robbery... but in front of you, palms toward your opponent, while saying nice things like “hey man, I’m just trying work things out here”. There are a couple reasons this works.
"Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.” Sun Tzu
2.)Distraction: The second of the “Four Ds” and hinges on another quirk of the human brain -- its inability to completely focus on more than one thing at a time. You can take advantage of this human limitation by redirecting... or “distracting”... your opponent’s attention away from you so you can act with a reasonable chance at catching him off-guard. The bad news is that distractions are often only effective for a split second or so... which means that unless you have an immediate follow-up plan, the distraction is futile.
Here are some highly effective PROVEN distractions that’ll give you an opening to launch your attack...
3.Disruption Whether your opponent is a Predator, Emotionally Hijacked, or a Bully, one thing is certain. He’s threatening you because he “envisions” in his mind’s eye that this will all turn out to his benefit. Believe me, the picture show in his head doesn’t show that he will be hurt or killed. Nope. The movie in his head has a happy ending for him.
So the point of “Disruption” is to make it clear to him that his plans of easy victory are nothing but a fantasy. You need to screw up his little plans, take away his options, and “convince” him as quickly as possible that this could end very badly for him. The faster you can get that through his head, shift HIS focus inward – and get him “back on his heels” -- the better off you’ll be.
Here’s a few ways to “disrupt” his plans.
4.Destruction This involves breaking down your opponent physically to remove him from the fight using your own personal “arsenal” of fighting tricks. The better you understand his vulnerable targets and the specific striking techniques to attack those targets, the more effective a fighter you’ll be.
The two most critical elements for effective Destruction are,
1) target selection
2) Weapon selection.
The key is to attack the targets that’ll give you the most bang for the buck – ie targets that’ll produce instant results with high-damage potential. Even an unsuccessful attack on a high damage target so “disrupts” your opponent’s plans (spinning up his internal dialogue) that he’s suddenly putty in your hands.
This is the value of high-damage targets. If you succeed (break his elbow for example) in most cases the fight’s over (although I’ve seen determined fighters battle with a broken arm flopping in the wind, so don’t take that for granted). On the other hand if you don’t succeed, the “Surprise and Shock” value is high and triggers his internal dialogue. In that case you can take advantage of his hesitation and continue your forward pressure attack.