Level 1: Fire, Stage 1: Pre-fight Systems

This stage has 6 steps, each working toward building a skill set that allows people to non-violently avoid a confrontation. The goal of this stage is that a student will have:

  • A strong grasp of self-defense psychology.
  • The ability to verbally diffuse a situation.
  • Evasive footwork skills and non-violent space control methods.
  • A basic understanding of escape and evasion tactics.

Step 1: Footwork & Push Defense 1

Footwork in Nami bujutsu is intended to be both neutral and natural. It is important to be comfortable moving in ways that do not require special preparation.