If you complete the 100 fights required for a black belt in kyokushin karate, you possess the attributes required for self-defense. Learn how kyokushin karate master Kenji Yamaki endured the 100-man kumite!
But sometimes, even when you’re not looking for a fight, a fight finds you. And if that happens, you’ll be better able to defend yourself if you’ve done some martial arts training. Plus, practicing a martial art has plenty of other benefits: discipline, improved fitness, faster reaction time, better body awareness and the ability to stay cool under pressure.
There is no doubt you can wind up on the ground in a real fight. When this happens you want to get off the ground as soon as possible, if not, you need to get to a position of dominance. Proper Judo stresses pinning as well as submissions. Wrestling will train you to gain control but it will also allow you to give up your back and BJJ, with excellent submissions and ground work that is second to none, will train you to wait – both giving up your back and waiting are not advisable in a fight.
Diplomatic – Do you need to hit or can you resolve this another way? In short, can you talk, negotiate or trick your way out of it? (This point also includes knowing the legal ramifications of hitting and weighing the repercussions vs. the need of the moment.)
By knowing the elements that are commonly used in this extreme — and what their normal proportions are — you will be able to see when they are being blown out of proportion. It takes time to get to an extreme, when you see these elements being distorted — even by yourself — you will know you are on the pathway to violence.
Self-Defense Training Camp was panned by critics. IGN gave the game a 1.0 out of 10 and named it one of the worst games of 2011, specifically criticizing its graphical quality (with characters that “move like busted, confused robots”), poorly implemented motion detection, and the game’s concept as a whole—since players would not be applying the techniques they are learning to physical targets. Official Xbox Magazine gave Self-Defense Training Camp a 3.5 out of 10, feeling that the game “implies you can easily learn how to break free of any hold without any proper feedback, practice, or, you know, another person there”, criticized its “bland” supplemental content, and also noticed the game had “a weird preoccupation with going for the groin.” GameZone gave Self-Defense Training Camp a score of 6.0 out of 10, noting that the game puts a large amount of emphasis on workouts, but stated that players “can probably work out more of a sweat playing Dance Central or Kinect Sports.”
Maybe over time, if you develop discipline and character… you’ll start to develop ‘good judgment’ which is one of the most important skills you can have, regardless of the situation you find yourself in.
The multi-layer approach is back-up. To be more specific it is having options that prevent you from ending up in that situation. Including, not going parachute jumping in the first place, but if you do, knowing how to pack your chute so it will open. By having these layers, you have control and influence anywhere along the process. It is also knowing the further down that path you go, the more extreme the danger and the more likely you are to lose control of the situation.
Simply stated, any program that give you the idea you that you are justified in doing or saying anything you want and that the training will teach you how to fight if someone takes umbrage, isn’t teaching self-defense. It is at best encouraging and reinforcing dysfunctional, selfish behavior and at the worst setting you up to get your brains blown into a fine pink mist if you behave that way towards a truly violent and dangerous person..
Have you heard of the almighty Hammer Fist? It is an incredibly powerful move, inspired from Krav Maga but practiced throughout all MMA. You too can master it either to impress, or even to use it for self-defense.
Well, that’s where prevention comes in, and that starts with paying attention. Violent street criminals, like most of us, prefer doing things the lazy way. In their world, that means picking easy targets. They like sucker-punching (or stabbing) distracted people, using the element of surprise to end a confrontation before it begins. With practice, though, you can adopt the posture of someone who can’t be surprised.
We would make an exception to this order of acquiring DVDs (Parts 1-3) if your primary interest is in an immediate and extremely simple self-defense methodology or if you are in the military or law enforcement. In that case we recommend the DVDs Kill The Enemy and Police & Military Combat Tactics. These DVDs explode the politically correct and false basis that underlies much of what is taught to our soldiers and law enforcement today (as opposed to what was taught in World War II). These DVDs only cover a portion of the first level of Guided Chaos however so we would recommend you eventually get the other DVDs we describe here.
Since our location within social hierarchies in part determines our social identities, the self that develops is social and political from the start. This does not mean that we are “stuck” or doomed to a certain social identity or location, nor that we can simply decide to identify ourselves elsewhere within social hierarchies or somehow just exit them. To be sure, we have great leeway in terms of self-identification, but self-identification does not itself change institutional relations or degrees of agency, respect, risk, opportunity, or access to resources. These kinds of changes can only be achieved through social and political struggles. Our embodied identities are sites of conflict, formed and reformed through our practical routines and relations as well as through social struggle. Since the actions and perceptions of others are integral to the development of our own, including our self-understanding, we say that the self is mediated, or is formed through our relations with others in systems of production, consumption, education, law, and so forth.
As you can see the issues become larger and more complex the further away one gets from just the physical. A critical issue is that many so-called “self-defense” courses/martial arts schools do not address these “higher” level skills because they assume they already are in place. We do not. We have seen countless incidents of violence that could have been avoided if they had been.
First, you need basic techniques that work. They need to be simple and effective. Unless you are highly trained, you will no be able to punch and kick you wat out of a situation. Many systems teach just that and, from what I’ve seen in videos, none of these women would be effective. The techniques must be in a grappling range. They must cover a variety of grabs and holds. An attack will not be at a sport sparring tournament range and there will be no points or referee, just win or loose. Properly trained, you could do this.
Second, you must practiced techniques on a regular basis. If you don’t, you will not remember what you were taught and you will be ineffective when you try. The techniques must be with a partner and the resistance must be real.
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Can’t seem to find their affiliations on their site so can not unfortunately comment on their validity. Would rather recommend http://www.kravmagax.com/ as they are directly aligned with Eyal Yanilov. All the best
7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; and even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN, preferably in a zig-zag pattern! [or in a straight line to cover–an object capable of deflecting bullets]
For armed opponents: learn something that teaches you realistic disarming and escaping techniques (krav maga if the instructor is good, this can often backfire) and learn how to socially and psychologically deal with resource predators (read Facing Violence, by Rory Miller for this. It’s genuinely more useful than learning a martial art.)
In many cases there are also legal restrictions. While in some jurisdictions firearms may be carried openly or concealed expressly for this purpose, there are also jurisdictions with tight restrictions on who can own firearms, and what types they can own. Knives, especially those categorized as switchblades may also be controlled, as may batons, pepper spray and personal stun guns and Tasers – although some may be legal to carry with a licence or for certain professions.
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Thank you for your feedback. I did not base my choice on the authenticity of the arts I recommended, as I am well aware that Moni’s version of Krav Maga is no where near the original form, but on the effectiveness of the techniques. In my opinion it is still more effective than all the forms you mentioned except for MCMAP, which I did not mention as availability to train in it outside the US is almost non existent. All the best
If you are already well versed in MMA, Muay Thai and BJJ, Yoshinkan Aikido is not a bad choice, as your other arts will compensate for its weak points, there are many practical and fundamental aspects that will assist in your self defence. If you have never done KM though, its not a bad idea to do a short course and add that to your arsenal as well. All the best!
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History: Also known as jujutsu, jujitsu, and pretty much every other phonetic variation, this is one of the oldest surviving forms of Japanese martial arts. Dating back to the late 1400s, this fighting system was actually developed for battlefield use, to be brought into the fray when weapons were unavailable or ineffective. Relying heavily upon throws, immobilizing, choking, and joint locks, Jiu-Jitsu became an especially important and effective form of combat as armored battle fell out of favor in the 17th century. This fighting style would go on to become one of the all-time most popular martial arts in the modern day, thanks in large part to the Brazilian style, developed by the Gracie brothers, and its use in Mixed Martial Arts around the world.If you’ve ever watched a match in the octagon and saw someone win by submission, chances are they are using Jiu-Jitsu. If you’ve ever watched a match in the octagon and saw someone win by submission, chances are they are using a skill honed through the practice of Jiu-Jitsu. The two main surviving forms now are Japanese – which is geared more toward unsanctioned self defense and has many sub-styles – and Brazilian – which is much more competition-focused and nearly entirely based on the Gracie method.
The present view of psychiatrists is that most people act in violent situations with a combination of fear and anger and that separating these two types of affect is not legally constructive. In practice, however, self-defense laws still do make this distinction. German criminal law (§ 33) distinguishes “asthenic affect” (fear) from “sthenic affect” (anger). Excessive self-defense out of asthenic affect is not punishable.
The added benefit of the Judo culture is that the people doing it tend to be a little older and are not trying to get into the MMA thing. Plus if you do decide to compete, after the age of 35 there are masters division every 5 years. I’ve even seen guys in their 70’s compete…it may not have been the most exciting match, but they were doing it!
These 10 tips have been circulated for quite some time now. Guided Chaos Grandmaster John Perkins and Prof. Bradley Steiner have added to the original tips. This is a small list of things to be aware of but it should serve as a start for some folks who have the topic.