Self-Defense

Sometimes offense is the best defense…

November 14, 20140 Comments

One guy, 2 knock outs… Pre-emptive striking can sometimes be your best defense in a fight. While striking someone first is not ideal from a legal standpoint (and we’re not offering legal advice here), but  if you believe you are in danger and have tried withdrawing and the attacker continues advancing and threatening it “could” be […]

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US Navy Hand to Hand Combatives by Wesley Brown

April 29, 20130 Comments

Lieutanant Commander Wesley Brown was the creator of the US Navy Pre-flight school (V-Five) hand-to-hand combatives in Iowa City, Iowa in 1942. Because LCDR Brown was a former wrestling coach at Northwestern University, he based his close-quarter combatives on traditional wrestling along with influences from Japanese Jujutsu (Judo). The inclusion of wrestling into his H2H combatives […]

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Lessons From Street Fight Videos

March 7, 20130 Comments

– WARNING – What you see in these videos are violent street attacks. Viewer discretion is advised.  One of the benefits of the “YouTube” age is that we’re able to watch actual street fight footage. In the past, many relied on anecdotal evidence, stories of (supposed) fights experienced by their teachers (or teacher’s teachers etc.) with […]

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The Father of Close Quarter Combatives: Col. W.E. Fairbairn

January 29, 20134 Comments

If you have been around self-defense circles for any length of time, it’s quite possible you’ve heard of Colonel W.E. Fairbairn, a Brit, who established his own method called Defendu (Fairbairn Fighting Systems) with Eric A. Sykes. Defendu was based on Fairbairn’s training in Kodokan Judo, Boxing and Chinese Martial Arts; and was designed to […]

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Street Self-Defense Techniques: The Heavy Palm Strike

December 23, 20121 Comment

When looking at self-preservation techniques, there are several criteria you need to look at. Among them, 3 principles stand out: It has to be easy to learn It has to be simple to do It has to be effective (even for the smaller person) With that said, one of the techniques that have often ignored […]

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Basic Self-Defense Techniques: The Matador Defense

December 13, 20121 Comment

Evasive footwork is one of the most important, yet “basic” things you must master when learning martial arts for self-defense. Why? Because in a self-defense situation you are rarely in a duel. Instead you will meet guys that rushes in and tries to take you down quickly. So, how do you find a solution to […]

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Knife Quick Draw Drills and Techniques

December 11, 20120 Comments

There are tons of instructional material out there on knife and weapons training. Typically most of the information out there deals with material where a person have already drawn weapons and are in a “duel” type of environment…

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