If you train Judo you will do zero self defence training, it is all about learning to throw, pin, choke and armlock an opponent. There are zero blocks, zero strikes (unless you look deep into the art) and for that reason you would think Judo as being very poor as a self defence system.
That confrontation, he says, ended with the men commiserating over Richard’s recent failed relationship with his fiance. Yes, this even works if the aggressive party is drunk. Especially if they’re drunk, in Richard’s experience. “Because the second you show respect and kindness, they’re going to become your best friend, for the most part … when you approach the situation, be nice, be polite. You disarm the individual this way … be nice, [but] be prepared.”
Jujitsu is best when combined with Judo. When learning Jujitsu, you learn various choke holds, arm bars, leg bars, and other maneuvers you can use to manipulate your opponent. Unfortunately, if a jujitsu fighter can’t close the distance against someone like a Boxer, who learns how to distance properly, then that person may never get the chance to take the fight to the ground.
The plus side of MMA is that your skills levels increase very quickly in all areas. As such you soon become a very skilled opponent for any attacker. The downside of this is of course that you are focused on sport and not self defence. There is zero knife defence and no multiple opponent training however your individual unarmed ability becomes very impressive.
The bullet weight is measured in grains. They don’t affect the performance of your shot as long as you use the right caliber. There are various bullet types in the market. The most common ones are the full metal jacket (FMJ) as well as the jacketed hollow point (JHP).
Simply walk toward the attacker (who has any weapon but a gun), and throw a front kick straight up against his chin as hard as possible. Kickboxing thrives on this sort of move, and teaches the practitioner to execute it with such extreme speed, faster than the attacker can react, that it virtually rules out the risk of “fancy kicks.” Do it correctly and it will almost always break his jaw, crush his larynx, shatter his teeth, force him to bite off his tongue, etc. He will not fight after this. This sort of kick is well trained to the point that it can, in fact, be delivered efficiently, that is, quickly and powerfully, without being telegraphed.
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.
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“I never thought 2 years ago that I will take a self defense class, but when my twin daughters were enrolled in it I would watch the class and think, “Man, I’d like to learn that.” So, at the age of 52, I enrolled in the class and 9 months later I took my first belt test, which like to have killed me. But it was a “badge of honor”, as Jack calls it. I felt proud that I accomplished something like that. I will continue to take it because of the way it makes me feel.”– Julie Pritchett
Vic Vinson is a retired CSUS police sergeant, defensive Tactics trainer, and gang officer. He has a 2nd degree black belt in Shorin Ryu Karate, and Goju Ryu Karate, and has been a martial artist for over 30 years. He attended Krav Maga training in 1995, and P.O.S.T. defensive tactics training, to teach self-defense and street combative training.
Taekwondo is currently one of the world’s most practiced martial with over 25 million practitioners spread across 140 countries. Despite its popularity, due to its ‘flashy’ showmanship, Taekwondo is often criticized as less than practical when it comes to self-defense.
Mike Hughes of NextLevel Training asserts that trigger control is one of the most unnatural elements of shooting. We have to train our three joints to work together and move in a straight line. And the motion is not constant due to the design of striker-fired triggers. What can we do in training to ingrain