Self Defense Techniques

Learn to Defend Yourself

Krav Maga Online

Posted on | April 22, 2013 | Comments Off

Hey guys found an awsome video demonstrating Krav Maga! You can see them practice with bare hand and multiple weapons. One reason I love Krav Maga is that it's realistic. This isn't competition fighting, it's how to survive in a REAL fight! 

If you like what you see then check out this Krav Maga training! You can learn Krav Maga online at home. Click Here!

 

What Is The Best Martial Arts For Self Defense

Posted on | April 21, 2013 | No Comments

I know, I know, You want to know what is the best martial art for self defense right? You expect me to say karate, krav maga or some other martial art and then tell you why that is the very best! Unfortunately it’s not that simple. There are several things to take into consideration when choosing the best martial art for self defense. So let’s dive right on in and discuss a few of them so you can make the best choice for yourself.

The first important factor to keep in mind is the instructor. Every one teaches things in their own way. For example one instructor might be more hands on with each pupil while another prefers to just show an example to the entire class and let you attempt to learn it through trial and error with your partner. Perhaps one instructor keeps reviewing the same move over and over for weeks while another reviews it less, so if your a fast learner you might prefer the latter. Every instructor teaches differently and every pupil learns differently, so the best thing to do is to sit in on a few classes at various dojos and pick which is best suited for you learning style.

Another thing to keep in mind while you are sitting in on classes is the techniques being taught. Fancy moves might be cool in the movies and UFC but they can be very impracticable in a real world self defense situation. So while your observing how they teach, you should also look at what they teach. Often instructors teach styles that are better suited for competition than actual self defense. A good rule of thumb in a real fight is the KISS method. Keep It Simple Stupid. Basically, in a real fight when your adrenalin is flowing and your heart is pumping at close to 200 beats per min it can be really hard to pull off some awesome matrix moves. After all, unlike competition fighters, your very life may depend on the outcome of the fight! So screwing up a flying round house kick is going to result in more than just the referee pulling the other guy off of you. 

As long as we’re on the topic of techniques there are two other things to keep in mind. First, street fights don’t have rules, so you don’t want to be only taught how to defend yourself against attacks that are “legal” in competition. Knowing how to defend against, as well as implement, some dirty fighting techniques is really important. The other thing I wanted to mention is grappling. A lot a fights wind up on the ground. If you know how to get your opponent into an arm bar, joint lock or choke hold your going to stand a much better chance of winning. 

So what is the best martial art for self defense? Well that depends on what is being taught in your area. Don’t just sign up for any old class. Take the time to sit in on some classes and talk to the instuctor. Then you can decide for yourself which is the for you!

Then again, you might want to go with something outside of the home. Here are some great dvd's to help you learn how to defend yourself.

Developing Situational Awareness Exercises

Posted on | April 20, 2013 | No Comments

Developing Situational Awareness Exercises

Regardless of who you are or who you are, men or women, it pays to be conscious of your surroundings, particularly if your in dangerous or isolated areas. This is a critical part of self defense. Human beings are naturally skilled at noticing indicators that something isn't right. Nonetheless, because of social conventions we usually disregard these signals. If you think like something isn't right, it most likely isn't. Trust and hone your instincts. Here are a few quick exercises to help you do just that.

1) Observe stuff in a familiar place. Concentrate on imprinting the room and its contents on your mind. Then get someone to take away an item when you are out of the room. Are you able to notice what is missing?

2) Each person you see, pick an element that sets them apart from the other people. It may be modest for instance a guy who keeps his mobile phone on his left hip, or it might be more prominent such as a woman whose t-shirt is inside out, or perhaps it is significant for example some guy wringing his hands talking to himself angrily. Try this exercise when grocery shopping, taking walks down the street, or whenever. It really can help train you to be aware of other people, even if your not trying to play the game you will find yourself more conscious of others and unconsciously note odd behavior or stuff which are out of place.

3) Get used to relying on your other senses besides visual. Find yourself a bench in a mall or park and just sit with your eyes closed. Try to picture what is going on around you based on what your hearing. Also try to identify the different smells in the air. Train your mind to pay attention to these details instead of just what your eyes see.

4) My final tip is to get used to low light. It might be cliche but a lot of attacks do happen in dark alleys, parking lots, or stairways. Getting used to operating in low light can greatly help your self defense in these situations. Go for a walk at night in a safe area that happens to not have street lights. Or better yet, get your sparring partner to train with you in a dim room occasionally, this way your used to fighting in these conditions. Although if you have very poor night vision I suggest you save your sparring until you get used to just moving around in the near dark. 

Try these out and see if it doesn't make you more alert of your surrounding and any potentially hazardes situations!

Krav Maga Online Course

Posted on | April 19, 2013 | No Comments

Are you intrested in learning Krav Maga? Well unfortunetly there are very few good places to learn it. Chances are there isn't a dojo near you that teaches Krav Maga. Instead check out this online course.

 

"Did you know there is a great benefit to visualizing your self-defense moves and techniques?  

Studies have shown that creative visualization improves athletes’ performance. Likewise, in self-defense, visualizing the moves will prepare you for a real fight and increase your self-confidence. 

Krav Maga is the self-defense method that was developed by the Israeli army. It enables you to overcome an attacker and neutralize violence in a matter of seconds. It isn't a traditional martial art because its sole purpose is self-defense, not the practice of a tradition.

The Krav Maga On-Line Course consists of video movies, mp3 files and an e-book.

Each video begins with a slide describing the moves. Each video comes both in regular and slow motion, with vocal explanation in the background that explains what you should do – making it easy to learn.  

The e-book gives step-by-step explanations, accompanied by pictures that beautifully capture and demonstrate each and every move. The e-book, and its pictures, are a step-by-step guide to the exact moves that appear in the video movies.  Mp3 files provide the vocal explanation for each.  You can listen to the them while reading the e-book – or while driving in your car.

Together, these three media types cover a range of of self-learning techniques that make it easy to learn and visualize the Krav Maga moves.
The course is divided into six phases.
In phases one and two you will learn special techniques to strike with your hands and deliver kicks – foundational skills for effective self-defense.  
In phase three you will learn to defend against hand strikes.
In phase four you will learn to defend against releases.
In phase five you will learn to defend against a stick.
In phase six you will learn to defend against a knife.
In phase seven you will learn to defend against kicks.
All the defenses incorporate  counter-attacks . 
This on-line course is relatively inexpensive, even more so when you consider the huge value you will get in return.

This is an extremely intense course that will make you walk confidently on the street. Take a look here. You won’t be disappointed"

Just take a look at their page and decide if it's for you! Personally I think it's a great online Krav Maga course!


        

Awesome Baton!

Posted on | April 18, 2013 | No Comments

Just stumbled across this and wanted to share. It's a baton Keychain! Yep a 12 inch collapsible baton that goes right on your keys! Check it out!

And just because I all ways read them… Here are some customer reviews for it on Amazon.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice baton, February 22, 2013
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This is a sturdy little baton perfect for attaching to a keyring. I have not had any problems opening or closing it. Delivered promptly and in good shape!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Extendable kubatan, January 24, 2013
 

 

This review is from: NS-12-BK. 12" Keychain Baton – Black stick self defence defense security steel weapon PanthTD (Misc.)

It works good as a kubaton but the magnet that holds the extentions is too strong. You really have to wip it hard to get it to come out and even then it may not open.

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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars decent for its size and price, February 14, 2013
 

 

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i bought this for protection while walking out at night. the item arrived quickly even though i am currently in afghanistan it is just as described. it was a bit stiff and difficult to deploy at first but with continual use it becomes easier to use. i dont slam the tip end on the ground to close it i think that may damage the finish, i just slap the end on the palm of my hand to loosen it and it closes easily. work it a bit and oil it, that seems to help. you cant beat the price and it is small enough to fit in your pants pocket. the key ring is pretty solid, since the baton is small i place a finger through the keyring for a solid grip. i have shown the baton to co-workers and they love it, the size and price is perfect. if you are looking for something to use to beat locals daily you may want to find something larger and more heavy duty but if you are looking for something small, light weight and inexpensive for additional protection this is it.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good product, April 12, 2013
 

 

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Before use, make sure you use lots of lube on the first and second tier of the baton. Batons normally stick when extracted out. It is small, would have preffered to have a 16, or 20 however, for the application im using it for this is superb.

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5.0 out of 5 stars You can't go wrong with this iteam, April 7, 2013
 

 

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I love the ASP Baton keychain it is well made, a very good item to own a must have !!!!!!!

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5.0 out of 5 stars great baton for price, April 6, 2013
 

 

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Recieves the baton early didnt no what to expect but it is 1of the best personal pertection items i ever purxhased sturdy strong and reliable lookin for a aelf defense item this should b the 1big things come n all packages

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2.0 out of 5 stars Nice little baton, February 28, 2013
 

 

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I like the compactness of the baton but I was lacking in that it sticks. The smaller tip of the baton had to be lubed up and worked over to get it to retract. I will have to take it apart and sand it to make it perfect.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good, March 11, 2013
 

 

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This thing is very sturdy and seems to be well
Made the only problems I have with it is that the top part of the baton is a little troublesome to close and it's just a tad bit hard to open .. But that's a good thing cause you don't want to have it opening for no reason. before you retract it open up the bottom and spray wd40 in each part of the baton then after a while the whole thing should loosen up. Overall I don't regret buying this product…

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So is it Perfect? No. But it does seem to work for these people. Personally I'm going to get one and try it out for myself.

 

 

Where to Hit Your Attacker

Posted on | April 17, 2013 | No Comments

Other than the eye gouge, created  by Larry, Curly and Moe, the throat, the nose as well as the vicinity under the nose are just about the most vulnerable zones on the noggin which make them the perfect places for striking points in terms of self-defense.

We generally advise, particularly for females, that they carry a self defense device on them at all times due to the fact that females are 9 times more prone to be a target of physical violence than males. An attack can occur just about anywhere, at any time. However, a self defense product is not entirely fool-proof. As a back-up, we recommend a basic martial arts self-defense course that trains the essentials so you are able to handle yourself when in trouble.

Knowing where the striking points are on the head may enable you to get out of a dangerous life-threatening situation without delay by disabling an assailant. The following are amongst the most popular striking points for hand-to-hand combat.

An index finger in the eyes will cause blurred vision brought on by watery eyes. This may also cause short-term blindness enabling you time to escape from an assailant.

The nose has some weak bones which are easily shattered. A shattered nose stimulates overwhelming agony and watering of the eyes.

The vicinity under the nose and near to the surface is the nerve center. A strike there may cause exceptional pain and watery eyes.

A whack to the front part of the neck may cause overwhelming pain and quite possibly nausea or vomiting. It could possibly also break the windpipe.

Those are quite possibly the most vulnerable points on the head which you can use as striking points for self defense. A few others the top the skull, the temple, the chin, the right or left side of the neck as well as the back of the ears.

Yet another one that has absolutely nothing to do with the head is whenever an assailant has you in a chokehold from behind, just stomp with all your streangth on his instep, most likely he will let you go. This causes extraordinary agony and may very well break his foot.

We still suggest the use of the self defense item as your initial line of defense. Pepper sprays especially may neutralize an assailant for upwards of half an hour giving you enough time to get away to find help. Pepper sprays are authorized everywhere but some cities and states have regulations on them. A vendor of these products or the police department can advise you on what those limitations are.

5 Self Defense Techniques For Women

Posted on | April 16, 2013 | No Comments

Self Defense Techniques For Women

So you want to learn some basic self defense techniques for women? Wondering where to start? Well here are a few ways you can defend yourself. They are easy to do and fairly straight forward. Honestly just about anyone can do them. Remember self defense is mostly an issue of knowledge and confidence. If you practice these attacks carefully, multiple times, you will be comfortable with them before any threats come your way. 

1. Run Away!


The best form of self defense is to avoid conflict in the first place. Try to talk your way out of physical confrontations if you can or simply run away. If it is a mugger throw your valuables on the ground and run. Screaming for help might help scare away the attacker. But if you can’t get away then immediately attack with one of these other self defense techniques for women.

2. Groin strike


It may seem obvious, but a swift kick to the crotch can often take down a man and give you a chance to escape. A groin strike is the best way for a woman to defend herself from an attacker. Just kick your male attacker in the groin as quickly as you can. The kick does not have to be with all your strength, even an average kick can take a man down. If he is holding you from the front, use your knee. If you are on the ground and he is standing over you punch him there. If he is holding you from behind simply move to one side then kick your heel upwards or chop your hand backwards.

3. Go for the Eyes!


The eyes are a very sensitive part of any person. No matter how big an attacker is, gouging the eyes will probably force him/her to let go of you. Simply straighten your fingers and jab them directly into one or both eyes of your attacker. If you are being pinned down and can’t use your hands try spitting in his eye. This will usually cause your attacker to jerk back as a reflex so you can hopefully free one or both of your hands. However it won’t do any serious damage so be sure to use this opportunity to either run or employ another technique.  


4. Break his foot


Stomping down on your attacker's toes can also be a very effective self defense technique for women. Simply use your heel to stomp on your attackers foot as hard as you can. Treat it as if you are trying to flatten a coke can. If done right you might very well be able to break some of the bones in his foot. This is a great way to get free from someone holding you from behind. 

5. Kick them in the shin


On the lower leg the tibia bone comes to a narrow edge in the front. Having all the energy of a solid kick focused into such a small area can have a wonderful affect. This technique is best preformed with the side of your foot, the same way you would kick a soccer ball, that way you have the best chance of connecting and not breaking your own toes in the process.

These might not be the fanciest methods but they do work. And it's something you should rehears often so that when you need them, you're prepared with these self defense techniques for women. 

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Self Defense Moves

Self Defense Practice Game

Posted on | April 15, 2013 | No Comments

Here is a very basic silent drill to help you recognize the body language of a potential attacker. No words are spoken at all. It may be basic but it will get you used to going off of the other guys body language only, so you can either execute a first strike or at least be prepared for his.


Here is how it works.Your going to need a partner for this one. It helps greatly to have a third party to oversee the drill but it isn't essential.


 

From 3 – 4 feet away , The first person is the designated attacker and stands in the passive /aggressive stance. The other guy is trying to pick up on aggressive body language and to hit the first person BEFORE he is able to get a shot off.


 

It is the attackers job to try not to telegraph his intentions, and to strike the deffender. It is also his job , to throw off the defender  and get him to strike unjustified.


Each succesful strike or block is given a point. Each unjustified strike loses 2 points. The first to 5 points wins, and then the roles are reversed.


 

Example of an unjustified strike- If the designated attacker  puts his hand to his face to scratch his chin, that would be unjustified, by striking him. However, if he scratches his chin, then converts it to a back fist, the defenders job would be to strike when he sees the sign match up……..Simple and effective.




Once you have gotten comfortabe with having one person as a designated attacker and the other person defending/countering then it's time to mix it up. Stop designating an attacker and make it a bit of a free for all.


Do not do the second drill, until you have the first one down.





This drill is more useful than you may think. It forces you to pay close attention to body language , which is more important then verbal. It also works your speed and timing, and forces you to relax even after being struck once, or you will telegraph your intentions and get hit again.

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