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Self-Defense Tip #54 — The Unbreakable® Umbrella in self-defense, Part I

Originally I planned to post now the second part of the self-defense tip on physical conditioning for mental toughness in self-defense (for the first part see self-defense tip #53). Yesterday, however, I received a testimonial for the Unbreakable® Walking-Stick Umbrella from a self-defense instructor, including a video from his self-defense school, and decided to post both of these here. Here is the testimonial, in the instructor’s ad for his school in Germany:

Hendrik Rober - Unbreakable Walking-Stick Umbrella

“The ideal defense weapon! My first choice when it comes to my personal safety.”—Hendrik-Röber, Authorized instructor of Irish Stick Fighting Doyle Style, Albstadt, Germany, www.isfworldwide.org

The video shows stick-fighting moves that can be done with the Unbreakable® Umbrella.

Now, back to physical conditioning for mental toughness in self-defense. Here is a video showing a few conditioning drills for fighting and self-defense:

Pay attention to these conditioning drills because I will refer to them when continuing the subject of conditioning for mental toughness in self-defense that I began in the previous self-defense tip.

Self-defense tip from Thomas Kurz, co-author of Basic Instincts of Self-Defense and author of Science of Sports Training, Stretching Scientifically, and Flexibility Express.

The Unbreakable Umbrella -- better than a cane, keeps the rain off, whacks like a steel pipe.

Self-Defense Moves

Basic Instincts of Self-Defense - Defenses Against Unarmed Attacks DVD

For your defense moves to work under stress they must be based on your natural, instinctive reactions, require little strength and limited range of motion, and be proven in fighting experience.

To learn how your natural reactions can instantly defeat any unarmed attack, see the video Basic Instincts of Self-Defense.

Defend Against Weapons

Self-Defense: Tools of Attack DVD

To defend against weapons you have to know how they are used. Also—every stick has two ends … the weapon of attack may become a weapon of defense in your hand …

To learn how the typical street weapons (club, knife, razor) are used by an experienced streetfighter and how to practice with them, see the video Self-Defense: Tools of attack—Club, Hatchet, Blackjack, Knife, Straight Razor.

Mental Toughness

Gold Medal Mental Workout - One CD, PDF Book, & mp3/iPod Recordings

Staying cool under pressure is more important for self-defense than being physically fit and technically skilled. If you can’t control your mind what can you control?

To learn mental techniques that let you calmly face any threat and act rationally in the heat of a fight, click here.

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