During the Vietnam Era, these methods were deemed too brutal and inhumane for the police and even the military. As a result, the pencil pushing politicians dropped it from ALL CURRICULUMS... just like the chokehold.
Inhumane?!? ...Tell that to the family whose child has been murdered or the woman who was just raped!
In spite of the best efforts of government to dictate how we should defend ourselves, these methods were still taught privately in “secret circles” of people who dealt with violence on a daily basis. If you knew the right person you could be introduced and if you were deemed worthy, you were invited back.
The goal was never to create a “martial art” or even to make money. It was to survive and the men and women who preserved these tactics did just that…in the worst places imaginable.
Damian Ross, the creator of the Self Defense Training System was in that “secret circle”. As a multiple black belt holder, bouncer and a body guard with a conceal carry permit he was putting his life on the line and to be honest, the martial arts he learned for self defense NEVER WORKED AS PROMISED – but this stuff did!
Since 1989, Damian has used and tested these methods. Over the course of several years he developed a system of training people in these tactics using modern learning techniques. Later he developed this train at home program so people could learn these brutally effective methods without having to travel or take time off from work.