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Escape and Evade – Our Philosophy

Escape & Evade is a self-defense program that is designed for exactly that; self-defense. There are no attacks in Escape & Evade because:

  • Fighting back is a waste of time energy in a real self-defense scenario when all of your focus and energy should be on escape.
  • Only focusing on techniques for escape and evasion, thereby eliminating all strikes, chokes and joint locks, leaves more practice time for the techniques that really count.


In a real self-defense situation 100% of your energy should be focused on escape and evasion. Taking a stand and fighting back is not only a waste of valuable energy but it is an inherently flawed approach to survival. There is a reason why zebras don’t turn around and take on a pride of lions when threatened; it’s not effective.

Trained by some of the top martial arts instructors in the world – (Willie Adams, Michael Schaefer, Hidetaka Nishiyama, Arcenio Advincula, Ferdie Alias and many more)

What We Do?

Our Design

  • All of the techniques in this program are based on the appropriate use of angles, leverage, muscle tension, body mechanics, balance and weight distribution to create power instead of simply trying to use strength against strength as in most self-defense programs. If the attacker is bigger and stronger, which they most always are, using strength against strength is a losing battle almost every time.
  • Using only the most effective techniques from various martial arts the content of the program is streamlined for maximums efficiency, no time wasted learning techniques that aren’t directly applicable to self-defense.
  • All of the techniques in the program come from traditional martial arts that have evolved their methods over hundreds of years of trial and error.

What this Means

  • A well rounded program designed by a martial artist with considerable experience in all facets of self-defense. The Escape & Evade program covers all possible attacks and scenarios and prepares the students for any self-defense situation that could possibly arise.
  • Just as in education lessons are designed to maximize instructional time to develop optimum performance in the shortest time possible.
  • The content of this program sets it apart from the rest because it teaches how to move with fluidity and balance, how to prevent being grabbed and how escape if you are grabbed.
  • Because of the absence of attacks Escape & Evade can be taught to anyone without fear of them using the techniques irresponsibly.
  • Kids can’t hurt each other with Escape & Evade techniques.
  • Ideal for teachers, nurses and mental health workers because of it’s effectiveness and zero liability. Schools and hospitals cannot be sued for their employees using non-aggressive techniques to defend themselves.
  • Individuals trained in Escape & Evade will not hesitate to act for fear of hurting someone.

McCarroll’s Credentials

3rd degree black belt in Isshin-ryu karate
2nd degree black belt in Shotokan Karate
2nd degree black belt in Shorinji Kempo
1st degree black belt in Kodokan Judo
Studying Combat Escrima under Arcenio Advincula
3 Stripe blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
High School Varsity Wrestler
4 years experience living and training martial arts in Japan

Meet The Team