A constant problem I see in the self defense community is that too many people in it are stuck in the land of make believe. Instead of training hard, people prefer to ask questions like, “what if he has two guns?” or “what if he has a plane?” People train in crazy Hollywood style scenarios, while fantasizing special forces appropriators. Looking at that sort of training, the first question that comes to my mind is, “dude..can you even punch?” Be very careful of getting yourse
In full contact training, many people prefer the easy “win” against a weaker or a less experienced training partner, rather than “loosing”, or having a tough time against a stronger and more advanced opponent. This is a terrible way to prepare for a fight. The person training this way, might be feeling good about it the end of the training, but in reality is only kidding himself. In full contact training, a person should try to do the exact opposite. I call it investing in fa
Many times I get asked the following question; How effective is a body strike in a street fight? Just like striking to the proper areas in the body can drop people in a ring fight, they can also be successful in street fights. After all, striking the right areas in the body means causing the opponent not only pain, that can be passed over with adrenalin, but may also result in immediate damage. Perfect of course for a real fight. However, the problem with body strikes is that
To win a fight you need to be more effective then your enemy. Being more efficient means using better weapons. The three most effective weapons out of the human body are; the knee strike, the elbow strike, and the headbutt. While the elbow strike is the easiest and fastest of them to learn, the knee strike is the most powerful of them all. A good knee strike could end the fight on the spot. Defiantly worth the practice time. The key to a powerful knee strike is speed, proper
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