We train bare knuckle, in street clothes and with shoes. We do this because we train for the street. We aren't concerned with training for the ring or for some other sports competition. We don't meet our adversary on the street and ask them to hang on a second while we take off our shoes, put on boxing gloves or tie our black-belt on straight. There are no belts at our school. No real uniform other than a t-shirt.

We don't train for sports competition or some rule-based match. If you want to train for sports competition, train in Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing, MMA or Jiu Jitsu. We don't care about getting a championship trophy or holding a championship belt.

We don't train for ego either. We're not interested in how many people we can "take out" or how much of a bad ass others think we are. We're not some steroid-taking fight club that looks to beat people up. The last thing we want to do is actually have to use what we know on someone else.

However, if turns out that we do need to protect ourselves or our families... make no mistake, we train in order to handle ourselves when it matters most.

At Red Rebel Martial Arts, we teach the safest and most effective methods to strike that won't injure your hands in a street encounter. You learn how to deliver explosive force and maximize your power from the shortest possible distance. You learn where the opponent's natural targets are, how to flow around someone's overwhelming force and then how to use it against them. You learn where the best positions are for leverage, trapping and multiple attacks.

After getting most of the basic concepts down, beginners move on to more intensive training including sparring at different ranges. Safety is always a top priority, especially when sparring. Sparring begins as analytical and very light and then moves on to become more intense as the student's skill and control increases. Sparring includes training with both cooperative and uncooperative training partners. Both are equally as important in the student's development. Everyone spars against fully resisting opponents. As such, you cannot fake being good at Wing Chun. Chi Sao is a sensitivity development exercise that is incorporated into sparring at bridging (or hand shaking) distance. It develops the unique ability to feel (with your arms) weaknesses in the opponent's defenses in order to capitalize on them.

There's plenty more to it, but hopefully that gives you a small glimpse into what makes us what we are. But the bottom line is... we train to be able to safely handle ourselves effectively when it matters most. That's our specialty.

Author's Bio: 

Adam Williss has made it his mission to empower individuals and help them get access to the same simple and effective self-defense concepts used by world-reknowned experts. He delivers on his mission as the author behind “Safe Advice with Adam Williss” and as the founder of Advanced Fighting Concepts, a concept-based martial arts approach which provides highly functional close-quarters self-defense concepts for everyone - from everyday people to the most experienced martial artists.

Adam began training in Wing Chun with Florida's Bill Graves, senior student of Wing Chun author and innovator Karl Godwin. Further Wing Chun studies with California's Alan Vasquez led Adam to Hawaii training sessions and later international certification through Hong Kong's Ving Tsun Athletic Association. When Adam became aware of Mario Hostios, another of Karl Godwin's senior Wing Chun students living in Los Angeles, he made weekend travels to train with him. In addition to Wing Chun, Adam has trained and studied in Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo, Krav Maga, Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan, Modern Boxing, Classical Pugilism / Bare-Knuckle Boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Muay Thai, Silk-Reeling Qigong and Kickboxing.

Today, Adam Williss' bases his teachings on concepts founded within the natural laws of physics. It is known to be amoung martial art's most practical approaches to fighting and his seminars have a distinct bias for functional simplicity. He has educated, empowered and entertained individuals through his seminars, websites, articles, publications and speaking engagements. A speaker to groups ranging from employees of large corporations to university students, Adam and his work has been featured in several publications both online and in print. As a personal self-defense trainer, he has trained numerous professionals, corporate executives and high-profile VIPs.

A strong voice for functional simplicity in the martial arts, Adam acts as the editor-in-chief of Wing Chun Magazine. The magazine is dedicated to Wing Chun in all its forms, spellings, lineages, traditions, innovations and modifications. This includes Wing Tsun, WingTsun, Ving Tsun, Jeet Kune Do, and many more.

When not hosting seminars, publishing or writing, Adam can be found at his Orange County home working teaching Advanced Fighting Concepts to his local students. For more information, visit advancedfighting.net.

Adam serves in top positions of several associations such as President of the California Wing Chun Association and as a Director and State Representative of California for the World Ving Tsun Athletic Association. He was approved for induction in the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame, is an Associate Member of the International Kung Fu Federation, the International Combat Martial Arts Unions Association, the United States Kuo Shu Federation, Wing Chun Kung-Fu Association, Hong Kong Ving Tsun Athletic Association, National Qigong Association and many more.