Too often people teach complicated, and fancy techniques as a solution for dangerous fighting scenarios.
Most of these solutions will never work under the pressure of a real fight. On the contrary to that, what actually works isn’t the fancy moves, however the basic and simple solutions.
A basic technique, executed at a high level is not basic at all. Life isn’t an action movie. Being able to stick to the principles and finding simple solutions out of complicated fighting scenarios is not basic at all, it’s genius. Trying to pull action style movie techniques, that are choreographed, might look smart or impressive to an untrained eye, however they are in fact stupid and dangerous.
There’s no limit to how good you can get with the basics, and principles. Be brilliant with the fundamentals, because they will never change.
Sharir R, ICCS head instructor.