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BALLISTIC 3 the Study of Motion (or B3 for short) is the flagship program of the Texas Defense Academy. B3 is a street-oriented self-defense program designed with multiple opponents in mind. Utilizing continuous motion as its basis, the program teaches you to maintain 360° awareness and to employ your body’s natural weapons, while maintaining a constant state of protective cover. Our primary goal is to help you to prevail in a violent confrontation. We do so by developing your body mechanics and your body’s natural defensive structure in a manner unique to YOU. Our B3 program will not only help you to refine your body and movements for survival…it will also cultivate your primal instincts, developing a deeper sense of self-confidence within you. We hold ourselves to the training philosophy that there are no rules in the streets. There is no referee to make sure your opponent “fights fair”. There is no help right around the corner. Let’s be frank here…any confrontation in this day and age can end with you in an emergency room… or worse. Street confrontations often happen in poor lighting, with the threat of concealed weapons ever-present, and with you likely outnumbered. That is the reality we teach you to anticipate, and the reality we train for. We train gross motor skills exclusively. When faced with one or more opponents, your body has a natural fear response. You will not be capable of performing, or even remembering, intricate movements designed to only impress people in a training hall. We teach you to harness that fear response, utilize that fear as your body was designed to , and in the end…overcome it.
WHERE DOES THE NAME COME FROM?
The word “ballistics” is defined as the study of the motion of projectiles. Since we utilize our body’s natural weapons (fists, feet, etc.) as projectiles in a way, using the term “ballistic” made sense. Add in the concepts framed within Sir Isaac Newton’s three laws of motion – Velocity, Acceleration & Mass (VAM), and you can see where we got the idea for the full name. We apply the 3 laws of motion in our training and strive to bring them to a higher level than most people are accustomed to.
WHY THE INTENSITY?
In the streets, no one slows down for you. We teach mindset, concepts, tactics, and tools, but those need to be backed up by strength, speed, and stamina. Our intense training shows you how your gross motor skills work for you under pressure, and builds the physical skills you need to prevail.
DO YOU COVER WEAPONS?
Yes we do! We incorporate B3 Urban Tools (weapons) training in order to teach the importance of movement. We can even teach you how to use everyday objects as improvised defensive tools if you find yourself in need. If you can pick it up, we can probably teach you to defend yourself with it.
WHERE DO WE TRAIN?
Training takes place both indoors and outdoors, in both open and confined places. We vary the lighting, from full light, to low light (and sometimes even to no light), and we include other environmental distractions. We train you to maintain focus under any circumstance and use the environment to your benefit. These training experiences will keep you safe in the real world.
WHAT ARE SOME BENEFITS OF BALLISTIC 3?
- 360 degree awareness
- multiple opponent capability
- dynamic movement
- increased speed and stamina
- increased self-confidence
- real self-defense ability
- realistic environmental training
WHAT IS A TYPICAL STUDENT LIKE? WILL I FIT IN?
We attract a wide variety of men/women who share the desire to increase their self-confidence and ability to realistically defend themselves and their loved ones. Participants typically include Military and Law Enforcement personnel, homemakers, high school/college students, athletes, artists, professionals, etc.
IS THERE A RANKING SYSTEM IN B3?
Yes, in B3 the student will learn a new set of skills at each training level. Unlike in traditional systems, belts are not worn here, but instead B3 uses silicon wrist bands to recognize student achievement. Rank and testing is part of our B3 program, but is optional, as we understand everyone has different goals. However we always encourage students to test, as it does give you a sense of accomplishment. In the end, however, we want to offer you real world solutions…not just a colored wristband.