This advanced Krav Maga self-defense course is home to our most skilled fighters. Students will encounter the entire curriculum of fighting, ground fighting, third-party protection, and defense against all kinds of weapons.
Pencak Silat is a term used for a collection of Indonesian martial arts that were developed to combat the Dutch. It has a wide variety of forms, and picking the correct one is crucial for effective self-defence.
For iaido, the sword is a “live blade”, a sharp metal sword. Here’s my take on this martial art: WAY TOO DANGEROUS!!! One wrong swipe and you or your practice partner needs a new limb (or a funeral). And in what real world scenario is someone going to attack you, when you happen to be carrying a sword?
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).
Many people think of self-defense as a karate kick to the groin or jab in the eyes of an attacker. But self-defense actually means doing everything possible to avoid fighting someone who threatens or attacks you. Self-defense is all about using your smarts — not your fists.
History: If you’re wondering why, on a list of self-defense martial arts, we’ve got a big picture of Bruce Lee, it’s because he is the creator and founder responsible for the fighting style known as Jeet Kune Do. July 9th, 1969 is JKD’s birthday, but it’s roots actually date back a bit further. Specifically to Bruce Lee’s mentor, Ip Man. It was through his teachings of Wing Chung kung fu that Bruce Lee learned the founding skills and principles that would lead him to become one of the world’s most famous and most accomplished martial artists. Today, there are number of JKD schools around the world, some of which with instructors who learned from Bruce Lee himself. Similarly, there are a few examples in popular culture of practitioners of the martial art – including Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Brandon Lee (his son), and Nicolas Cage.
The best way for women to protect themselves against violent attacks is to be prepared. There are martial arts classes in nearly every city that can help women learn the necessary skills to prevent and escape dangerous situations. The best way to find the right self defense class for women is to take that first step into a martial arts studio and try a class. Giving martial arts a try could be a live-saving decision.
It is required that one strengthens their abdominal muscles to help if they are punched or hit in the stomach area. Sit Ups are a core exercise that works both the abdominals and calls the hip flexors into play.
Sadly the two creators of this system split company a few years ago and Justo went onto create Keysi by Justo and Andy Norman created Defence Lab.However, Keysi is still a very solid self defence system and is highly recommended. The two video tabs below show the various keysi styles in action
An improved device for use in self defense training, as in karate and the like, includes a life-like articulated training dummy supported in an upright position on a post and having a plurality of separate pressure receptors disposed at various target locations in the dummy …
Abstract This study investigated the relationship between self-defense training and women’s fear of crime and feelings of physical competence. Forty-nine women enrolled in Positive Action self-defense courses in Hamilton, New Zealand, participated in the study, completing …
“The C.O.B.R.A. self-defense program was one of the best investments I have made in my life. I really enjoyed these classes because I feel like I will be able to have control if I am ever put in a situation. I’m not a big person, but I have confidence, power, and knowledge to defend myself.”
Also never underestimate how an attorney can turn your words against you. You might have been utterly and totally correct in your assessment that physical force was required to protect yourself. However, if you cannot supply “articulatable facts” that list A) his behavior according to established, external standards of “jeopardy” behavior and B) what you did to de-escalate/avoid the altercation, an attorney will twist you around like a pretzel on the stand. He will turn your “self-defense pleas into have you babbling about “well he looked at me mean!” as to why you put his “poor innocent client” in the hospital. After he has ripped your self-defense stance apart, he will make you look like the person who intentionally started the violence.
Sparring sports like boxing or MMA are not self-defense, either. They are fighting sports, and can make you kick ass in a ring setting, but they are not self-defense. And for some, being good at fighting is likely to work against you in self-defense situations, because you are more likely to think you can fight your way out of it, when fleeing is the much better option.
Similarly courses are currently being taught by many colleges, universities and police departments. The growing, wide spread acceptance of this system is primarily due to the ease, simplicity and effectiveness of the tactics, solid research, legal defensibility and unique teaching methodology. The training is dedicated to teaching woman defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assaults, by utilizing easy, effective and proven self-defense/martial arts tactics. This system of realistic defense will provide a woman with the knowledge to make an educated decision about resistance.
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.
The I.C.E. YouTube channel is a great place for catching Rob’s latest videos about I.C.E. training techniques and tips along with reviews of of the latest innovative I.C.E. shooting products and other firearm and self defense related topics..
TAC*ONE Consulting would like to welcome a new member to our instructor team. His experience and background will help us expand our firearms training programs. Dave Kleiber compiled a 28-year concurrent law enforcement and military career. He served the last 11 years in US Army Special Forces units. He has an extensive amount of experience […]
We all exist within hierarchical social structures and the meaning and function of violence, self-defensive or otherwise, will be determined by our vis-à-vis others in these structures. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, for example, described the self-defensive practices of the Black Panther Party as “the greatest threat to the internal security of the country” and thus insurrectionary, if not revolutionary. Surely his assessment had more to do with the threat self-reliant black communities posed to white domination in the country than with the security of government institutions. “When people say that they are opposed to Negroes ‘resorting to violence,’” writes Williams, “what they really mean is that they are opposed to Negroes defending themselves and challenging the exclusive monopoly of violence practiced by white racists.” These structures of domination and monopolies of violence are forms of rule that operate in the family, the city, and the colony, and resistance to their violence, both dramatic and mundane, “makes known” the selves of the subjugated.
For example, a person is waiting for a friend at a coffee shop. When the friend arrives, he walks toward the other person with his hand held out for a handshake. The person who had been waiting genuinely fears that his friend means to attack him, even though this fear is totally unreasonable. In order to avoid the perceived threat, the person punches his friend in the face. While the person’s claim of self-defense will not get him out of any criminal charges because of the unreasonable nature of his perception, it could reduce the severity of the charges or the eventual punishment.
Bruce Lee envisioned “a style without style,” which seems nonsensical. But try to understand the concept of adaptation. Lee emphasized this above all: “the worst thing you can do is to anticipate the outcome of a fight. You ought not to be thinking of anything but his attack and your response. Clear all other thoughts from your head, or they will slow you down.”