Counter Blade Tactics is Guro Jerome's personal blade and combatives curriculum. The program is designed to take students from zero to proficient in a short period of time. The program has three areas with multiple levels of emphasis in each. The structure of the program is based on the military concept of Immediate Action Drilling (IAD). Under stress and pressure, higher-order cognitive processes are severely diminished. The only response that you can hope to muster is the one that has been constantly and properly drilled. While this approach is not revolutionary to the martial arts, it is something that many modern FMA styles are losing in favor of artistic expression and visual appeal. As such CBT should not be regarded as a martial art, rather a direct, no-nonsense, and non-superfluous approach to blade and general weapon's based combatives.