This is Part 1 of a 3-part series that will reveal a simple secret of what you should do in order to win…to protect yourself from any attack regardless of the force of an attacker, their agression or level of training

[You are here] Part 1 – Why We Are Not Sportsmen or 7 Main Distinctions of the Kadochnikov System From Sport Martial Arts
Part 2 – «I came, I saw, I conquered!». How to Make Decisions Quickly in Emergency Situations 
Part 3 – Combat Algorithms of Effective Self-Defense

You already know that the Kadochnikov System is fundamentally different from all existing martial arts and fighting sports.


It is accessible and simple to learn.

In this post we will highlight seven main principle distinctions of the Kadochnikov System from all kinds of sport martial arts.

Once you learn about these seven discrepancies, you will easily decide on the training program that suites you best.

  • The FIRST and most important feature is associated with psychological training.

The Kadochnikov System readies your psyche for effective work in emergency situations when human life and health are endangered.

All kinds of martial arts train people for taking part in competitions. There is no danger to one’s life or health. Referees, doctors and the athlete’s trainer are responsible for this.

It’s natural that the level of neuropsychic tension is quite different compared with situation in which you have to fight for your life and health in a dim, empty street with several assailants each of whom may be armed with a stick, a knife or knuckles.

The most obvious indicator of these distinctions is a pulse. A trained sportsman at a competition has a pulse of no more than 140-145 beats per minute.

In an emergency situation, the pulse of a person without any special training instantly jumps to 180 or sometimes even up to 200 b.p.m. And an athlete who is steady at a competition may be helpless and scared in situations when his life and health are actually endangered.

When there are no referees nearby he must fight not for victory with a rival of relatively the same weight and level of training but for his life or health against people who may exceed him in mass and number. He will have to fight, not according to competition rules he knows through and through, but according to the law of the jungle where the best actions are the most insidious and cruel.

  • In what way do our mind and body react when a person faces actual danger? When encountering danger, our mind reduces the amount of information it processes. That’s why mostly people get too excited in a stressful situation.

When exceeding a certain limit, our system blocks too many channels and we became helpless. When the pulse exceeds the 145 b.p.m limit – the person starts to suffer real problems with controlling his body.

Complicated motor abilities start to break down. We should mention here that the heartbeat ideal range that allows one to work efficiently is 115-145 b.p.m.

Note that the upper limit,140-145 b.p.m is optimal for well-trained people. For ordinary people, the optimal range is 120-130 b.p.m. But we remember that in a stressful situation, our pulse instantly jumps up to 180 b.p.m or Using only 25% of one`s strength

  • What happens to our bodies in this state? Your mind stops processing information after your pulse reaches 175 beats per minute...

The frontal lobe doesn’t work as efficiently. The middle part – the one that is identical to the animal brain (and every mammal has one) tries to adapt and perform frontal lobe functions.


Visual perception narrows to its minimum. In this state a person may evacuate his bowels because at such a high level of danger our body considers this kind of physiological control irrelevant for survival purposes.

  • In this state it is focused on different things: blood drains from the outer muscles and rushes to the inner muscles.
  • This is in our genes and was worked out by our body during the course of evolution.
  • This aims at turning muscles in something like armour and reduces bleeding in case of an injury.

However it makes us almost motionless and consequently helpless.

For example, in the USA, people are advised to practice dialing 911. There are lots of cases when in emergency situations they grab the phone but can’t perform this simple action of pushing 3 buttons.

I think you already know what kind of situations you should be ready for. It is stupid and dangerous to think that you can apply skills you acquired in a gym to a real extreme situation. The length of this article doesn’t allow us to describe actual life stories when people who had great sports training turned out to be totally helpless in a real situation when their life or health were endangered.

Sports require show and spectacle, real combat requires efficiency. There are thousands of such stories and you can find them yourselves if you wish. Among them you will find a story about the famous wrestler Ivan Poddubniy who was robbed in the street.

Also the story about Masutatsu Oyama, one of the founders of modern karate, who was attacked by bandits in the USA (he described this case in his autobiography). And a lot of other similar situations. Probably you personally or your friends have such a story to share.

  • The SECOND important distinction is the rules.

No matter how cruel the rules of competitions may be, there are rules even in contests like “Ultimate Fighting,” you can’t squeeze your rivals’ eyes out, break his joints or hit him in the groin.

But it’s these things that people try to do when they wind up in an actual hand-to hand combat situation. Sports require show and spectacle, real combat requires efficiency. That means that they have different purposes.

If the purposes are different the process of studying also differs. In the street or on the battlefield the result of the fight is not assessed by some referee in a white shirt and a bow-tie. Life itself will decide who is better prepared and trained.

Here we come to…

  • the THIRD discrepancy – the content and methodology of training.

We understand that ANY sport martial arts have rules. Consequently these rules exactly define how an athlete should be taught.

  • In boxing there are blows, blocks, maneuvers, and the tactics of the fight.
  • In wrestlin there are throws, tactics and so on.

Besides you need a good level of functional and special physical training.

You can’t perform that many complicated coordinating actions or stand out five rounds on the ring without them. That’s why every type of sport has a programme that includes trainings that last years.

The study and training are divided into several main stages. An athlete starts training in a group of beginners.

Those who can cope with this program move to training groups. After this the most talented members go to the advanced groups and only then the most gifted atheletes move to the highest sportsmanship groups.


You can’t manage the technique and tactics of any sport martial arts in three or even six months. You need to be ready for years of training. Note that the process of studying is based on the principle of the pyramid. The maximum amount of holds and combinations a sportsman should learn is at the foot of the pyramid.

The optimal set of technical and tactical combinations for the consummate sportsman is at the top. In other words, we study as much as possible in the beginning but apply only 20 percent at the most advanced stage. We can’t do it this way in the Kadochnikov System.

There are rules and restrictions in sports which make it possible to produce a model that includes all variations of technical actions of a sportsman and makes it possible to train him based upon this model.

It is impossible in real life since there can be one or several rivals and they may be armed among other things – that’s why we can’t afford creating cookie cutter holds and combinations and whatnot here.

pic4We’ve got only one solution – to train our body to move in such a way as to react instantly and be able to work in any situation with one or several opponents with all kinds of weapons.

And we don’t have time for years of training. We need to do this in a very short time.

  • The FORTH feature is the amount and intensity of physical exercises.

The task set by sport martial arts is to bring an athlete to his best physical state by getting him ready for the main competition of the year.

  • So the course of trainings during the year is divided into certain stages – macro and micro cycles that include periods of heavy exercises, followed by recovery, followed by more exercises.
  • To achieve their goals, people use pedagogical and pharmacological means and methods.
  • All these procedures are directed at the main goal – to win the tournament of the year. But you should be ready for emergency situations all the time, both night and day.

You can’t schedule extreme situations in your life or ask a mugger: “Could you hold on for 5-7 minutes. I need to warm-up.”

That’s why the course of the Kadochnikov System is organized in such a way to make it possible for everyone, man or woman, weak or sick, in good physical form or those with labored breathing after climbing up to the fifth floor can work in an emergency situation if it’s necessary to fight for your life or the lives and health of your family.

It is possible when you use only 25 percent of your strength.

  • Thus we came to the FIFTH distinction of the Kadochnikov System from sport martial arts.

You learn to use not 100% but 25% of your strength when working in any state of health and for as much time as you need. The scheme below demonstrates how this feature works:


  • The SIXTH distinction refers more to the thought process than physical activity.

Despite the fact that sport martial arts pay great attention to tactics and apply it even more than just tactics of single combat sports (they also consider the tactics of competitive training on the whole) and in fencing there is even the notion of the strategical doctrine of a fencer.

You’ve probably already guessed what restricts it. Right. It is restricted by the rules of the contest. In our System we can’t afford even the tiniest restrictions in tactics or in strategy.

pic3The whole training is aimed at surviving and fulfilling your task.

For you, for example, it may be to fight off a hooligan, reduce trauma as much as possible, and avoid injuries yourself. To this effect, we use all the resources at our disposal at the given moment.

This is the trinity of forces (physical, spiritual, intellectual).

We have no cookie cutters here, no restrictions at all, and we can’t afford them either.

  • You can’t disregard the SEVENTH important distinction – to be able to work in various surroundings.

If a person is trained to work in certain surroundings with unchanging conditions he won’t be able to work in a situation with less comfortable conditions. Falling on a soft mat is different from falling on asphalt or the stairs in a common entrance hall.

  • If you know how to work with stairs meaning you can get your body ready and land smoothly no matter how rigid the stairs are, you will find way to cope with the soft floor. But it’s unlikely that you can perform it vice versa.

In this special report we’ve discussed seven main distinctions of the Kadochnikov System from sport martial arts.

Actually there are much more than this. That’s why we’d like to know YOUR opinion about the distinctions of the Kadochnikov System from sport martial arts: you may have seen similar cases from your experience or have questions on this topic. Please leave your comment under the post.

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