In terms of your questions, a combination of Krav Maga and Aikido would in my opinion be a very good choice as the biggest problem with Aikido today is a lack of teaching the students the proper reflexes to apply the techniques. Krav Maga will thus make up for that and teach you proper striking and kicking techniques. So definitely a very good combination for self defence. Ninjitsu is largely dependent if you can find a club with a proper lineage which is extremely rare so would not consider it above the above mentioned combination. Aikido is also a very good art to get your children into the martial arts game but would move them over in six months to either BJJ or Krav Maga as Aikido on its own is very difficult to use, in my opinion, for self defence. Kids also like activities and competitions so would actually recommend BJJ or Muay Thai. It keeps them interested and invested. BJJ being the less injury danger of the two. All the best
But all of the above self-defence arts are effective, and with proper dedicated training, each one of these arts will make you a serious force to be reckoned with on the street or anywhere. If you truly have the time/years and really want to learn a traditional art such as karate, it is an option since most karate forms will include sparring, which in turn will sharpen your reflexes.
Whilst the testicles are the number one target in female self defence, they are not normally the first target you should attack. Males are acutely aware of their awkward vulnerability and protect them instinctively, so distraction is the key. Go for the eyes first, and a persistent attack to these will inevitably cause him to raise his hands to protect them. THEN go for his balls. Get a good hold of at least one of them and when your grip is secure, squeeze and pull down on it with all your might. If you do encounter a cup, grab the top of it and pull it down and away from his body. This will expose the testicles to an attack with the other hand. Whilst a two-handed grip will inflict greater damage, we strongly suggest that, once you are locked onto his ball with one hand, raise the other in front of your face to ward of any strikes if he begins flailing his arms about. You will need to protect yourself like this for about 15 to 20 seconds, after which severe shock will start to set in and he will be helpless. His body’s natural defence will be that his stomach muscles will contract in an attempt to double his body over to protect his groin, so be aware of his head butting into your face as this happens. This contraction of the abdominal muscles will also paralyse his diaphragm and he will be unable to breathe all the while you are crushing his testicle. This will cause a lack of oxygen to his brain and he will pass into unconsciousness after 30 to 40 seconds. Don’t worry that you might kill him because, once he is unconscious, his abdominals will relax allowing his breathing to recommence. Obviously you must maintain your grip until you are certain that he is unconscious or completely incapacitated.
Consider the instructor’s gender. Depending on your own, decide whether you are comfortable with theirs. If you are impressed with the class overall, but would rather have another instructor, ask if any others teach the same class.
“The C.O.B.R.A.™ experience was very similar to what I taught as a combatives instructor for the United States Army. Chris Sutton’s C.O.B.R.A.™ course teaches a suite of skills that can absolutely be used in any type of life threatening situation. Personally I had my two daughters and two boys take the course because I am a big believer in the confidence it builds and skill set it provides.”
Under Texas law, it is a defense to prosecution that the conduct is justified under Chapter 9 of the Texas Penal Code. Subchapter C, “Protection of Persons” discusses self-defense.Whenever you are interpreting criminal law in Texas, it is important to start with the statute. So let’s start there and first take a look at the self-defense statute. The statute reads:
Black belt factories are for-profit companies, whose main interest is in stroking your ego in exchange for money. Then when you are faced with a real self-defense situation … well, they’ll have to find another student to replace you. Having the designation of “black belt” doesn’t mean much.
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 …
“He didn’t feel it. He’s ready to come at me again, and I go, ‘Whoa, wait a second!’ I give him a palm out and show him his ear and go, ‘Look at that, man.’ So he pauses, he’s staring at the ear in my hand. And literally he looks at my face, he takes inventory. He counts both my ears … and then he starts to freak out because now he realizes it’s his ear that’s in my hand. And then I tell him, ‘Here, take this, put this in ice, man. Maybe they can sew it back on.’ And he takes his ear and takes off into the night, just disappears, and I turned around and puked my fucking lungs out.”
We preserve the so-called peace of our community by deeds of petty violence every day. Look at the policeman’s billy and handcuffs! Look at the jail! Look at the gallows! Look at the chaplain of the regiment! We are hoping only to live safely on the outskirts of this provisional army. So we defend ourselves and our hen-roosts, and maintain slavery. . . . I think that for once the Sharps rifles and the revolvers were employed in a righteous cause [i.e., Brown’s insurrection].
I do not agree with those statements. I lift myself and found that in my opinion and performance they compliment each other. But it is dependent on the way you train. Muay Thai is a snapping action art and that comes from the triceps. The bigger the tricep the harder the snappier the punch, the bigger the biceps the pushier the punch. If you lift in proportion it shouldn’t be a problem. The only disadvantage you do have is the bulkier you are, the slower you are but then again…the harder you hit. So you have to focus on the strong points. In terms of damage you might pick up, it depends on what your Muay Thai training looks like. If you can find a club that trains proper gear there is no damage as the gloves stabilizes your wrist and hands so, as long as you use proper form and technique you will never have a problem. I found that lifting with large muscle groups rather then muscle isolating exercises (like standing barbell curls instead of lets say preacher curls) do help in-proportion building. All the best
Humans are hard-wired on a subconscious level to pick up on many of the threats in our environment. For women, recognizing potential danger is not the problem. Due to their cultural conditioning to be polite and kind, failing to act on their intuition of danger is. Kelly Muir gives an in-depth presentation on how women
Not only that, the jacketed hollow point bullet basically refers to the bullet that has a hollowed out shape and is coated with a harder metal coating which comes in handy to increase the bullet strength as well as prevent fouling in the barrel due to its clean firing. About 80% of the 45 ACP ammo out there utilizes this type because it fires clean and is rather solid.
What I eventually found worked for me were throws and hip tosses. It was difficult at first, to make them work in a situation where you didn’t know what your opponent was doing, but eventually I realized you can, if done very smoothly, redirect your own body weight at the same time you carry out a solid hip toss or throw technique.
You may be wondering what the ‘ACP’ abbreviation stands for? To answer your question, it refers to Automatic Colt Pistol. The .45 ACP rounds are widely used for pistol ammunition. Not only that, it is also referred to .45 Auto which is basically a handgun cartridge.
You may be attacked by more than one opponent, thus you need to train for that possibility. While it’s extremely difficult to fight multiple opponents with sport based rules, it can be done in a no rules environment, especially where weapons are allowed. A hard finger jab to the eye of one attacker, for example, can put him out of commission while you deal with the second. Training methods where you practice blasting through multiple opponents in order to run or get a better position are also a necessity.
Beware of promises. Treat any class that sells itself as “guaranteed” as untrustworthy. Although it may seem counterintuitive, favor programs that admit to uncertainty. Look for instructors who advise techniques that are “likely” to work in the “right” circumstances, rather than those who swear that a tactic will “always” work.
A lot of people will not take a self defense course because they think it’s too hard or they don’t have enough experience. C.O.B.R.A.™ was created for the widest range of students. The following is a brief list of occupations, ages and experiences of some of our C.O.B.R.A.™ graduates:
Unlike most of the other ammunition that usually are packed in trays in the box, this product is tray-less. It is rather unique and handy because it is more convenient and portable due to its smaller size.
The truth is that most sport/traditional martial arts do little to prepare you for a real world violent confrontation in a timely manner. You need to be safe now, not years from now! This is why our material is instinctual, easy to learn, and addresses the problems we face today. Reality demands practical, no nonsense solutions that can be used by anyone, anytime, anywhere. Come see for yourself why so many people are moving from traditional arts to our reality-based system. No silly outfits, no outdated traditions, no games, just the skills you need to get you home safe.
Krav Maga Worldwide has over 140 certified training centers around the world. We also offer individual training and instructor training out of our two HQ Training Centers in Los Angeles: West L.A. and Sherman Oaks. Find an official training center near you and sign up for world-class fitness & self-defense classes by calling (800) KRAV-MAGA today!
At Krav Maga Maryland we offer a variety of different fitness classes to complement your training. Each location offers a mix of high-intensity classes which focus on areas such as core strength, cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, and more!
Since the history of evolution, human beings have been developing sets of survival skills and tools to defend themselves. These skills and tools range from sticks and stones first created by Neanderthals to today’s powerful & deadly martial arts. It may even surprise you that there some martial arts that are actually specifically designed to break bones instead of boards.
To facilitate this, always keep your hands up in front of you. Not in a badass fighting stance, but with your palms forward in the universal gesture of “Hey guy, let’s talk this out.” It’s non-threatening, and also gets your hands in a position where you can strike without warning. “… [A]t that point, if I want to hit him, there’s nothing he can do to stop me, because he’s not expecting it.”
The downside of Karate for me was the overuse of blocks, as I am of a boxing background I have always felt that Karate was quite ‘stiff’. However that is not always a bad thing, and we have seen MMA fighters such as Lyota Machida do very well in the cage using Karate as a base.
I am seeking a martial art which enhances health through chi cultivation, and also is effective for self defense. I think this limits me to the Chinese styles, and assumes that I can even find a kung fu teacher who truly understands and can teach these elements of chi and internal force.
Magtech is a rather popular brand, where they are said to produce reliable cartridges for gun enthusiasts. The unique part is that, they manufacture their own primers, brass, powders and projectiles therefore contributing to its consistent and excellent quality. Moving on to the bullet features, it weighs 230 grain and is of the full metal case (FMC) type.
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A person who is the initial aggressor in a physical encounter may be able to claim self-defense if the tables turn in the course of the fight. Generally a person who was the aggressor may use nondeadly force if the victim resumes fighting after the original fight ended. If the original aggressor attacked with nondeadly force and was met with deadly force in return, the aggressor may respond with deadly force.
Kung Fu: kung fu is a term referring to a skill obtained after much study and practice, in any discipline. It’s also used to refer to Chinese martial arts. The Chinese approach to martial arts is the opposite of the Japanese approach. You put your foot more or less here (or maybe there). The angle and movements vary. You add some of your own style to the practice. And there are very many techniques and styles (and sub-styles). It’s more interesting and fun, and less precise, than karate.
Work on the assumption that a good martial art, will also show you a ‘way in’ and a ‘way out’, we have many techniques, though will always look at ‘what if’, move goes wrong, timing etc – worst case scenario training. However good you are, you can make mistakes. Being human. Need to know not just how to fight / defend, but to what to do unwravel a mess if you make a mistake – scenario training. We practise stepping wrong way, walking into punches, everything the right way and wrong way, so if mistake – recognise, change, adapt.
Hey! I’m a single mother-to-be looking for a place to start learning how to defend myself and my unborn child (after birth of course) so reading this definitely told me I was making the right decision, so thanks for writing it! As I told my dad earlier, I don’t have a man to protect me, so I’m gonna have to learn how to do it myself. Sounds like fun though ;-D
Handguns for women — is there such a thing? PDN Director Rob Pincus doesn’t believe in making gender-specific recommendations because everyone is an individual. Some women have upper-body strength and some do not, just as some men have less upper-body strength than others. Same with hand sizes. Some women have large hands and some men
There is only one stance to know, and when you see it one time, you can do it: “the thinking man,” with the hands clasped on the head, and the elbows raised to protect the head, neck and upper chest. It looks like a man holding his head while deep in thought.