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:
“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.
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
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.
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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