R.O.S.S. students develop through principle based learning as opposed to set techniques and routines. The five principles guide striking, falling, grappling, neutralizing and weapon work.
Triangle, Question Mark, Carousel, Spiral and Figure Eight are principles applied to an attacker. R.O.S.S. defence using these principles requires the user to innately develop a sound
awareness of body mechanics, anatomy, kinesiology and physiology.
The Effortless-Relaxation Principle develops an understanding around the psychology of aggression/anxiety management. R.O.S.S. is practical and effective when applied.