9. Another Safety Point: Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late and she thought it was weird.. The police told her ‘Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door….’ The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over. The policeman said, ‘We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do, DO NOT open the door.’ He told her that they think a serial killer has a baby’s cry recorded and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby. He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that they hear baby’s cries outside their doors when they’re home alone at night.
As a physical activity/game- it’s awesome- mentally and physically challenging. A woman BJJ instructor friend of mine might be 120 lbs and has no problem wiping the mat with my 200 lbs. I’ve yet to bet her actually- I’m happy enough when she takes me seriously, and isn’t practicing a technique on me while I’m trying my all.
Because each training method we use has a weakness, it’s important to use a mix of methods so that every necessary element is trained. We can’t strike our partners with full force, so we include pad drills to work on speed and power. It’s unsafe to train defense against random attacks at full speed and power, so we use prearranged or scenario training to do that. The important thing is to identify the weak point in each training method and be sure you’ve got another that compensates for it.
Training at 50 yards or greater distances with your defensive carry handgun — or thinking you’re going to end a fight this way — is unreasonable. But if you ever need to, it’s important to know what your capabilities are and what’s the best way to achieve the results you’ll need. Long-Distance Shooting When and
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“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.”
Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, a police officer, or an experienced Martial Artist, this book will open your mind to a new way of thinking. Real, effective self-defense begins with a mindset. Here is your guide to developing that mindset. Learn what it takes to OVERCOME conflict, and PROTECT yourself and those you care about.
CWRU Police Officers instruct RAD (PDF)—Rape Aggression Defense—self-defense training several times a year. The program empowers female students, faculty, and staff to combat various types of assaults by providing them with realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. This empowerment is taught through four basic principles: prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, while progressing on to basic hands-on defense training.
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We all exist within hierarchical social structures and the meaning and function of violence, self-defensive or otherwise, will be determined by our position 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 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.
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Although de-escalation won’t always work, it can only help matters if you remain calm and don’t give the would-be attacker any extra ammunition. Whether it’s a stranger or someone you thought you could trust, saying and doing things that don’t threaten your attacker can give you some control.
Thanks to its effective grappling techniques, it is also widely used amongst MMA fighters. Though it has some limitations when it comes to striking techniques, its focus on tug-of-war type drills with partners has proven to aid its practitioners to succeed in real life altercations.
There’s a simple yet real good reason that this official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) is dubbed as ‘The Art of Staying Alive’ – it works. Though it may appear complex, its techniques are designed by its creator, Imi Lichtenfeld, to be simple and easily executed. Hence, its moves are generally based on instinct/ reflex making it much easier for the practitioner to learn and put to use during an attack. For this reason, practically anyone regardless of size, strength or level of fitness can take it up.
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
Although one objective of self-defense is protection from bodily harm, the social and political nature of the self being defended makes such resistance political as well. Self-defense can help dismantle oppressive identities, lessen group vulnerability, and destabilize social hierarchies supported by structural violence. The notion of a sovereign subject conceals these empowering dimensions of self-defense and inhibits the creation of self-reliant communities in which the autonomy of each is enabled by nonhierarchical (and non-sovereign) social relations being afforded to all.