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Belt Ranking Order

Freestyle Combat utilises a Belt Ranking System to structure the progress of our students. Upon achieving competency in the syllabus requirements for a given belt, each student is entitled to test for promotion at the next grading. Beginner Ranks   White Belt Orange/White Belt Orange Belt Yellow Belt Blue Belt Intermediate Ranks Green Belt Purple…

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Our Uniform

Freestyle Combat’s uniform says more about the wearer than you may realise. For instance, there are variations to the uniform that are optional upon achieving a certain rank. White Top (Gi or T-Shirt) with Black Pants This is the standard uniform for Freestyle Combat students. Students of any rank can wear this uniform. Black Top…

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The Perfect Storm in a Terrible Tragedy

I’m sure you are aware that a tragic event has occurred in the city of Melbourne last week. It seems that every day the newspaper, radio and television has something to say about it. The thought of something like this happening in a place like Doncaster, a place not unlike Diamond Valley, can make us…

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OODA Introduction – Rory Miller

This might be a little technical, but I’ll try to catch you up quick. The OODA loop has become the standard nomenclature for combative decision making. In essence, each person must Observe what is happening; Orient to the observations- basically interpret the sensory input; Decide what to do about it; and Act.

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Combat Mindset and the Cooper Color Code

The most important means of surviving a lethal confrontation, according to Cooper, is neither the weapon nor the martial skills. The primary tool is the combat mindset, set forth in his book, Principles of Personal Defense. The color code, as originally introduced by Jeff Cooper, had nothing to do with tactical situations or alertness levels,…

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