They had to either:
This means 35% of all movements found in martial arts will be found in SCARS.
Jerry never claimed to invent the punch, kick, leverage, throw, stance and more!
What Jerry did was apply science to prove what will work and how to make you be able to actually use it in a true fight with resistant persons. When Jerry did this, it created new movements and concepts never shown before in any fighting system.
Jerry used applied science to create a specialized physical training process.
He also created the scientific process to solving complex physical problems found in environments with geometrical limitations. This is where you will find inconsistencies from martial artists who are using incorrect movements and defensive reactionary thought processes, which in turn put lives at risk.
Finally, he developed a training process to eliminate fear (SCARS Offensive Mindset), now proven by outside sources through science to give you the best result.
The truth is, once a couple reporters dubbed SCARS, “the most successful training system, grossing over a million in the first couple months of video sales” was when martial artists began either attacking or associating themselves to SCARS.
Those that must personally attack and defame Peterson to gain credibility created the whole idea that Jerry lied, hid or stole something. That is a great tactic because it creates unfounded "hate" without need for any real facts, and yes, even some SEALs were misled by the trash talk.
Furthermore, it is ridiculous to claim SCARS doesn’t work because those who claim to train in the supposed "martial art" that "SCARS is a rip off of" (or have associated themselves in some way to Jerry Peterson) have lost in challenges or fights. This truly proves nothing; especially when you see fighters using other systems lose all the time in the "octagon".
Anyone can create a believable story. However, the truth is, SCARS is the only system that had to be proven to actually work and backed by both experience (actual combat) and provable scientific fact, before the US Government would approve it as an official program within US Special Forces.
We don't hate on other systems, we admire anyone willing to try and help others! In our eyes, we don't see martial arts as a competitor; we see them as a different industry that SCARS can help with.