All of this is why we consider “personal safety” to be a much more useful concept than “self-defense.” Personal safety includes self-defense issues and training, but by being broader in scope it addresses issues that are not in the purview of either martial arts OR self-defense training. Return to top of page
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These self defense techniques can and should be trained in the most realistic way possible. Eye strikes can be practiced with protective goggles. Groin slaps can be done wearing cups. Neck wrenches, chokes, and joint locks can be done to the point before damage occurs.
The fifth reason relates back to both the second and fourth reasons, but is a distinct enough to be its own reason. The fifth is that by knowing these other issues, you will greatly assist yourself in communicating with the police and defending your actions in a court of law as to “why” you felt it was necessary to use physical force. Violence doesn’t happen in a vacuum, legal repercussions are as much of a danger as the physical assault. This is why you need to understand that aspect and how to survive the court battle as well as the violent encounter. If you cannot articulate “why” you felt it necessary to use physical force, the authorities it will turn into a “your word against his”. Unfortunately, as he is now “injured” the weight of the argument is on his side. That in the eyes of the law makes you the aggressor (read: the guilty party).
3b. Just Say No. Never accept offers of help from strangers (“can I carry your packages?”). This was a favorite ruse of serial killers such as Ted Bundy. If things feel wrong, run away screaming. If you can’t run, you’ll have to fight. Learn how: both hand-to-hand and weapons.
Self-defense Classes: Same problem as MMA. The classes are highly variable in techniques and quality, depending mainly on whatever the instructor decides to teach. Some self-defense instructors also teach one or another style of martial arts. They then adapt some martial arts techniques to a course designed to impart useful skills in as few lessons as possible. It’s a good option, if you can find the right instructor.
Part 1 all by itself outlines a simple, devastating method of self-defense called CLOSE COMBAT, proven in World War II and improved upon by former forensic homicide expert John Perkins. Close Combat provides the simple striking tools that the far more advanced GUIDED CHAOS builds upon. Although there are similar systems out there in the Reality-Based field, there are key differences between them and Guided Chaos’ Close Combat, and if you start off on the wrong you can seriously set back your eventual development in Guided Chaos. Part 1 also contains a tremendous amount of awareness and avoidance wisdom (most of which doesn’t even require fighting). Finally, Part 1 helps develop your survival mindset, without which everything else you learn would be completely useless.
Combining experience in law enforcement, close quarter combat techniques, martial arts & the psychology of criminal intent the Combat Objective Battle Ready Applications, or C.O.B.R.A.™, self-defense system is a 10 Week Academy designed to be highly effective in real world situations where your survival is on the line.
Moving on the ammunition casing, this product comes with a nickel-plated brass construction which is essential to prevent the corrosion of the bullet when in contact with rain or moisture. The boxer-primed style on the other hand contributes to easy reloading since it can be replaced and removed with maximum convenience.
Recognized as an official Olympic sport since 2000, Taekwondo is a Korean martial arts discipline that combined many different martial arts styles which existed in Korea as well as some martial arts practices from neighboring countries. Some examples include but not limited to T’ang-su, Tae Kwon, Judo, Karate and Kung Fu.
The ammo casing on the other hand is boxer-primed brass which is commonly used in the United States. It comes in handy to assist in convenient reloading as the old primer can be removed and replaced with maximum ease.
My self-defense skills are pretty good, I have decent amounts of strength and size, and I am pretty quick for a big guy. Training like a bodybuilder or powerlifter has many positive implications in the self-defense scenario.
I have about 3 years of Krav Maga training behind me with KMG and IKMF, and all i want to say about this article is to please remove Moni Aizik “KravMaga” from this list as it is not original Imi’s KM nor anything similar. It is his own bs super soldier uber killer system and i think another system like JUDO,MMA,MCMAP,etc.. would be more welcome here.
Mental self-defense is the ability to get into the proper mindset for executing a physical self-defense technique. Many martial arts schools and self-defense classes focus primarily on the physical nature of self-defense and often neglect the mental aspect. If you are skilled in the physical aspects of a defensive technique, but lack the mental toughness and tenacity to execute it, you will not be able to perform – especially under duress. Controlled environments cannot easily mimic the stress and adrenaline dump which occurs during an attack. There is a very real need to be able to enter the proper “warrior mindset” if one is to have a realistic chance of surviving a potentially deadly encounter. This warrior mindset is the ability to focus purely on the successful outcome of a situation without becoming concerned with the consequences, even if they prove fatal in the dedicated pursuit of your desired outcome. The ability to go over, under, around or through any obstacle is the essence of this “never quit” mindset – similar to that of the Samurai of Japan. Self-preservation is a very powerful motivator and it is essential for ensuring that one has the mental toughness and proper mindset to emerge the victor in an encounter with one or more attackers/aggressors.
Fast, violent action is matter of fact to the sport combatant…its nothing new…its easier for him (or her) to take on the extra dimension of lethality then it is for the so-called Lethal Martial artist to take on the extra dimension of violent, unpredictable, fast action.