Dog Boxing

Discover the dynamic and effective world of Dog Boxing with Sifu Alan Baker's comprehensive course. Master unique combat techniques designed for real-world scenarios, focusing on adaptability in various positions and environments. Learn to harness your body's potential in challenging situations, from cornered positions to ground-based combat. Ideal for martial artists seeking practical, versatile fighting skills. Visit now to embark on your Dog Boxing journey and elevate your self-defense capabilities.

Dog Boxing is centered on the concept of “Out-Of-Position” Fighting, which diverges from most traditional fighting systems that rely on specific stances or positions to execute techniques. Instead, Dog Boxing emphasizes mastering the mechanics of various positions across different environments and surfaces. Surfaces such as against a wall or car, seated in a vehicle or chair, on a table, or the hood of a car. This approach ensures that a practitioner is never caught off-guard and is always equipped to deliver powerful and effective strikes, regardless of their positioning.


Discover the dynamic and effective world of Dog Boxing with Sifu Alan Baker's comprehensive course. Master unique combat techniques designed for real-world scenarios, focusing on adaptability in various positions and environments. Learn to harness your body's potential in challenging situations, from cornered positions to ground-based combat. Ideal for martial artists seeking practical, versatile fighting skills. Visit now to embark on your Dog Boxing journey and elevate your self-defense capabilities.

Alan Baker is a globally recognized martial arts and self-defense expert, known for his transformative Warriors Path Self-Improvement Program. With over 43 years of training in over 25 martial arts systems, his expertise encompasses disciplines like Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Combat Submission Wrestling, and the Keysi Fighting Method. Training under masters like Guro Dan Inosanto and Ajarn Chai Sirisute, Sifu Baker has significantly contributed to the martial arts and defensive tactics industry, inspiring countless through his teaching, speaking, and authorship. His passion for personal growth has led him to establish successful businesses and associations, making him a sought-after figure worldwide.

Sifu Baker’s influence extends through Baker Defensive Tactics (BDT), where he has trained security teams, law enforcement departments, and specialized government groups, including the Department of Defense and CIA. He founded the Civilian Tactical Training Association (C-Tac) and developed programs like Vehicle Centric Defensive Tactics for the Vehicle Dynamics Institute. As an accomplished author, certified Armed Personal Protection Specialist, and NRA Firearms Instructor.


Training Will Be Held At The Atlanta Martial Arts Center

180 Pkwy 575, STE 110 Woodstock, GA 30188

Hosted In Woodstock Georgia

Located just 30 minutes north of Atlanta, Woodstock has craft brews and chef-driven restaurants plus miles of trails and a vibrant music scene.

Woodstock, located in Georgia, exudes Southern charm and offers a delightful blend of history and a strong community spirit. The downtown area of Woodstock is brimming with energy, featuring a vibrant atmosphere and an array of exceptional dining and shopping options. With over 30 distinctive locally owned shops, you’ll discover a treasure trove of unique finds and exciting deals. Downtown Woodstock also boasts an enticing culinary scene, offering a diverse selection of locally owned restaurants that promise unforgettable dining experiences.

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Equipment Needed For Event:

  • Two Focus Mitts
  • Knee And Elbow Pads
  • Non-Marking Mat Shoes
  • Plenty of water and snacks

Physical Requirements

Participation in this program requires a fundamental level of physical fitness, including the capacity to kneel on one knee and return to a standing position. However, we understand that injuries and physical limitations can occur. They won’t entirely prevent you from training with us if you have any such concerns. We are committed to modifying and adapting exercises to suit your needs and conditions. Our primary goal is to provide you with a high-quality educational experience, ensuring all participants gain valuable skills and knowledge, regardless of physical constraints.

Before engaging in any physical activity, including this event, it’s advisable to consult with your doctor for guidance and to ensure it’s suitable for your health and fitness level.


This course represents a significant time and financial commitment for both participants and organizers. It has a strict refund policy due to high demand and limited spots. Cancellations made over 30 days before the class are fully refundable. Between eight and thirty days prior, tuition isn’t refundable but can be applied to another program within 12 months. Cancellations within a week of the class result in forfeiture of tuition. If a class is canceled by the organizers, enrolled students will receive a full refund.

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Some Of The Seminar Topics

Dog Boxing 101

This seminar offers an in-depth exploration of Dog Boxing fundamentals, providing participants with a comprehensive understanding of this unique fighting style. The program is structured around a series of positional body placements adapted to various environments and surfaces. Participants will learn how to effectively position themselves and maneuver in scenarios such as being cornered against a wall, seated in a chair or a car, at a table, on their knees, or on the ground.
The seminar progresses to a detailed study of body mechanics, focusing on generating destructive force in each specific situation. This includes mastering the essential movements and techniques required to exert maximum impact in various scenarios. Once these basic mechanisms are understood, the seminar delves into the “Surface Engagement Principle.” This principle is crucial for managing violent encounters in environments with harsh surfaces, enabling participants to navigate these situations successfully and continue fighting effectively.
Additionally, we will examine the concept of shielding. This technique is a versatile element in Dog Boxing, serving as both an offensive and defensive tool. Participants will learn how to use shielding in multiple ‘out-of-position’ situations, enhancing their ability to protect themselves and counterattack. Through this seminar, attendees will gain a holistic understanding of Dog Boxing, equipping them with the skills to handle diverse and challenging combat scenarios with confidence and proficiency.

Some of the areas of study will be:

  • Dog Boxing Fundamentals: In-depth exploration of the basic principles and techniques of Dog Boxing.
  • Positional Body Placements: Learning effective positioning in various scenarios like being cornered against a wall, seated in a chair or car, at a table, on knees, or on the ground.
  • Adaptation to Environments and Surfaces: Techniques for maneuvering and adapting to different environmental challenges and surfaces.
  • Body Mechanics for Destructive Force: Detailed study of body mechanics to generate powerful, impactful movements in each situation.
  • Mastering Essential Movements and Techniques: Training in key movements and techniques for maximum impact across various scenarios.
  • Surface Engagement Principle: Understanding and applying this principle for handling violent encounters on harsh surfaces.
  • Shielding Techniques: Learning the use of shielding as an offensive and defensive strategy in various ‘out-of-position’ situations.
  • Holistic Understanding of Dog Boxing: Gaining comprehensive knowledge and skills for effective combat in diverse and challenging scenarios.
  • The Around The World Drill: Engaging in a practical exercise to apply learned skills in a dynamic setting.
  • Study of Major Position Mechanics: Analyzing the mechanics involved in primary fighting positions.
  • 360 Degrees of Destructive Force Principle: Understanding and applying the concept of all-around defensive and offensive capabilities.
  • The World is Made of Cardboard Concept: Exploring the idea of environmental adaptability and resourcefulness in combat.
  • Primary-Secondary-Tertiary Mechanics: Delving into the different levels of mechanical movement and their applications in combat.
  • Fundamental Shielding Techniques: Introduction to basic shielding methods for protection and counterattack.
  • Introduction to Living Mechanics on the Ground: Learning how to apply Dog Boxing principles in ground-based combat scenarios.

Approximately 15 years ago, while conducting a training session for a government agency in Virginia, I encountered a defining moment in my martial arts career. During a simulated violent altercation with three individuals between two cars, I found myself inadvertently falling to the ground. I ended up in a position on my elbows and knees, commonly known in Judo and Jiu-Jitsu as the Quarter position or turtle position. In this vulnerable state, I faced a startling revelation: I had no offensive options available. Despite my extensive training in various martial arts systems, none had equipped me with effective offensive techniques for this predicament.
This realization was a profound eye-opener about the limitations of my knowledge and the shortcomings of the martial arts disciplines I had practiced. It became clear that these traditional systems lacked comprehensive solutions for situations like the one I found myself in. This spurred a quest for answers, leading me to delve into numerous other martial arts styles. However, it soon became evident that these styles, too, fell short in addressing such unique combat scenarios.
Recognizing the gap in existing martial arts training, I initiated what I refer to as “the Lab” with my team. We began experimenting by placing ourselves in these challenging positions and engaging in combat with each other. Through rigorous trial and error, we gradually uncovered practical solutions and developed effective training methods for these overlooked scenarios.
Over the past 15 years, this exploratory journey has culminated in the creation of a comprehensive curriculum addressing these gaps. This body of work eventually evolved into what is now known as the Dog Boxing Program. This program is a testament to our dedication to uncovering and teaching practical combat solutions for situations where traditional martial arts have historically offered limited guidance. Through Dog Boxing, I aim to empower practitioners with a more holistic and adaptable combat skill set, preparing them for a wider range of real-world defensive scenarios.