One Against Many: Multiple Opponent Survival System

by doomdigit

These are the notes I took while watching Branimir Tudjan’s One Against Many: Multiple Opponent Survival System.  I highly recommend this training DVD-R.

Three Rules

Avoidance—alert not paranoid

De-escalate—always try

Fight to win—win time or space, not necessarily to dominate opponents


15 second rule. You must fight for 15 seconds and gain opportunity to remove self from dangerous situation.

Combat Truths

It is not “can you fight?” but “will you fight?”.

Appearance has no bearing on fighting abilities.

Count on fear and pain.

No referees—you cannot tap out.

Attackers will attack as one.

Every fight can be your last, and there can be serious legal consequences.

Common Mistakes

Never take fight to ground.

Do not apply control lock on one opponent.

No high kicks—no kicks above crotch.

Not static stances (martial arts posture).

Dynamics of Fear

It is natural to feel fear in a fearful situation.

No shame in feeling fear.

Fear is reliable—embrace it.

Fear mobilizes—prepares body for action: fight or flight.

Fear restricts—fine motor skills disappear under influence of fear.

Fear distorts—your perception of time, space and shape will alter.

Fear inhibits—your physical and mental coordination will suffer.

Fear excludes—you may experience auditory exclusion and tunnel vision.

You must deal with the negative impacts of fear. The difference between a coward and a hero is that a hero acts in spite of fear.

Dealing with Fear

Control your breathing.

If you have to fight, fight for someone you love.

Think about what you will do to attackers, not what they will do to you.

Visualize winning and losing scenarios before any violent encounter occurs.

Athletic VS. Tactical Responses

Athletic is the sportsman approach of learning maneuvers and plays.

Tactical involves: movement, use of gross motor skills, and 15 second rule.


You will probably not be able to use fine motor skills.

MOSS focuses on gross motor skills attack: elbows, knees, open palm strikes.

You will not have time to execute more than two strikes per attacker.

Open Palm Strike: Target is the jaw. Striking with fist may break it.

Hammerfist: Target is the nose.

Headbutt: Use part above eyebrows to parts below eyebrows. Use your whole body to bring opponent to you as you strike.

Biting and gouging: Must be seen in context of MOSS, a dangerous situation. If you are being grappled, bite and/or gouge. Bite targets are any soft parts. If you do not condition yourself to bite and gouge, you will not do them.

Elbow Strikes: Targets are the neck, jaw, and nose. Grab attacker for leverage.

Knee Strike: Targets are groin and spine. Grab attacker for leverage, but stand off to the side to avoid headbutt.

Groin Kick: Move torso backwards as you kick to avoid punch/headbutt.

Groin Slap: Use back of palm to hit groin, standing off to the side.

Hardball Jump Strike: Distract by palming face then jump up and hammerfist face.

Throat Strike: Use under arm to hit throat while running to side of opponent. Grab for leverage.

Developing the Will to Win

Even if you are ignorant of moves you may win if you have desire.


10-15 seconds blindfolded defender must defend against grappler.

10-15 seconds two attackers try to move one defender laying on ground from point A to B.

10-15 seconds defender must keep a quarter clenched in his fist away from two attackers.

Tactical Footwork

Fist on Chest Drill: Attacker holds out fist towards defender’s chest and mimics moves. Never cross your feet!

Striking Abdomen Drill: Three attackers try to “hit” (not real strikes) defender in stomach.

Tactical Response Blueprinting Drills

Attackers try to grab arms.

Attackers try to grab head.

Attackers try to grab throat.

Attackers try to grab all parts of body.

Defender must avoid attackers by constant movement.

After whistle blows everyone freezes.

Defender will attack assailant then shield himself.

Circle Drills

People will form a circle in which defenders and attackers cannot leave. Members of the circle will distract defender by yelling and taunting.

Defender stuck in circle with two attackers. Defender may only hit twice per attacker and evade.

Introduces third attacker who tries to sneak behind defender pulling from behind and striking with strike pad.

Defender spins self until dizzy, punched in stomach, then turns to complete first drill.

Tactics and Strategy Rules

Initiate attack with deception.

Keep moving using a fallen assailant as a shield if you can.

After inflicting damage on one attacker, move to another if you cannot escape.

Always flank opponents.

While moving, always be looking around to break tunnel vision.

Do not grapple or trade blows with an attacker.

Advanced Drills

Applies all rules. Full power because attackers have protective gear.

Two attackers try to immobilize defender’s body.

Two attackers will try to strike defender.

Two attackers will try to immobilize and strike defender.

Ground Survival Drill

Defender starts on various ground positions with attacker in the advantage. Defender must bite or gouge out of hold.

Do not wait until you are on the ground to bite or gouge. If you fear you are going to ground, bite or gouge.


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14 Comments to “One Against Many: Multiple Opponent Survival System”

  1. Christophe Clugston of the Comhrac Bas school has a move called a “pop up” where you just run up on someone, get low and charge-push into their abdomen to simply push them backwards from a low center of gravity to send them flying. Clugston also says, “no static martial arts stances, no putting up your dukes,” you should constantly be kinetic.

    Someone who is constantly moving is a pretty hard target. Clugston isn’t talking about boxing dancing, he means running and charging at multiple opponents. Like NFL football as a fighting style. About as gross motor skills as you are going to get. Sure, a skilled puncher might be able to hit you as you charge, but the odds are pretty favorable for the charger not the defending puncher.

    check out it’s got the Clugston videos and a bunch of others. we definitely need our own MMA gym to work this stuff out with, and practice on each other with a lot of protective gear. Clugston outfits his training partners in full gear so he can go totally nuts on them. that’d be a pretty good workout — getting up in a suit of protective gear and have someone knock you over 100 times, then switch roles.

    • I watched the Clugston video you linked a while ago, and it looks good. I want to start doing some of those exercises soon.

      One thing I really like about Tudjan’s MOSS training is that he actually gives you drills to help you overcome fear, and this is what many people need today.

  2. ” Like NFL football as a fighting style”

    It’s pretty obvious that NFL football is really a style of wresting. The ball is just a device to set the wrestling in motion and the kicker has comically low status.

  3. While I fully understand AAB’s premise – he lives on a not totally disarmed island.

    The rest of ya’ll Moved 2 Thet-Thar Kuntry for peace to avoid “urban crime”

    So, unless you’re intending assaulting Omaha Beach…
    Question why is it you need to venture into “neighborhoods” requiring you to strap on arms, 34 extra mags, 4 knives – plus become a 26th Degree Karah-Tay Ninja Master…

  4. Good work, Doomie. I like the drills. I try to do alot of training blindfolded. I see alot of emphasis on the mental training by the Moss dude.

    Force is a religion, FP. The cops and soldiers train to use their techniques on us. We need our own techniques. Power and force are the only absolutes in this world. Your raiders will have to learn these things well.

    • The Mass Attacks DVD was good as well, but after I typed up my notes I realized that I just don’t have the energy to translate them. Lee Morrison approaches the subject differently. Two major points: he defines “multiple opponents” as up to 3 people (4 or more = gang, which requires different tactics), and he believes you will only have time for one hit, so make it a clinical hit to a clinical target.

      Also, Contemporary Knife Targeting is a great book.

    • I understand rational training for those probabilities you list and duly agree.

      OTOH, Training for a supposition of hand-to-hand combat against waves of colored Orcs just b/c one wants to take the wife (and Lexus) into a downtown Detroit situation – for all the nonexistent “great shopping” – is Hollywood Zombie Scenario Faptasy.

      Get it online or mail-ordered. Spend the time saved on valuable learning… like reading Eradica.

  5. Basically, I’m breaking the rule of avoidance for the sake of business. Also, I still stubbornly cling to the idea of being able to take on 20 people by myself. I will never let it go.

    • Purely to get you to think in new, challenging ways…
      I must ask what it is a hard-working country poultryman is doing in Gang Country.

      It’s like a 1853 poultryman just “seein’ the sights” in Comanche Territory.

      • I don’t go to that city very often, but I do have friends there. I may be selling to a restaurant, which would be the main reason. Yes, the risks, but I may do it anyway.

      • If you must sell to a restaurant in gang territory…you’re doing it wrong.

        What kind of restaurants are these? lol J’Amelle’s Fried Chicken shacks?
        If you know you’re going to Gangland – get a permit and take a brace of 10mm’s.

        Skip the Ninja-Blade Warrior & Karatay Keed stuff.

  6. This is good. Very good. Happy to see something other than vegetable growing tips.

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