Tag: Self-Defense

Multiple Opponents – Gracie Jiu Jitsu Perspective

February 24, 20130 Comments

Interesting breakdown in regards to multiple opponent scenarios from a Gracie Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Perspective. Here are the key points: Deescalate the situation if at all possible Use distance to your advantage Preemptive action (attack first if you have to) If you carry a weapon… use it. All great points if you find yourself in […]

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Woman Raped by BJJ Practitoners – Gracie Family Speak Out

January 18, 20130 Comments

On New Year’s eve a terrible incident occurred where a woman was raped by 2 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners. The incident took place on the East Coast (Washington D.C.) and the victim as well as the perpetrators knew each other as they train at the same BJJ school. While this heinous act does not have […]

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Testing Your Martial Art Skills

January 14, 20130 Comments

Do you ever “test” your martial art? The Gracie family is famous for their open challenges (do you recall those ads in Black Belt magazine in the 80s and the early 90s?). They even put out videos with their challenge matches called “Gracie in Action”. Here’s a student of the Gracie Academy, who has taken […]

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Kajukenbo Techniques & Principles

December 19, 20121 Comment

Is Kajukenbo the first mixed martial arts (MMA)? Kajukenbo is a modern eclectic system developed in Hawaii. It was founded in 1949 and could be considered the first “mixed martial arts”. The art of Kajukenbo was developed out of 4 primary systems (and some minor systems): Korean Karate – Ka Judo / Jujutsu – Ju […]

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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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