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Self-Defense Tip #55 — The Unbreakable® Umbrella in self-defense, Part II

In the following video you can see a few sensible self-defense techniques, along with some that are too fancy for my taste. Never mind the quality of demonstrators and the demonstration, just look at the techniques:


In the next one the techniques are too defensive, but that is because the demonstrators in that video use a common umbrella–not the Unbreakable® Umbrella. The Unbreakable® Umbrella allows for pro-active actions, such as whacking the limbs and so “defanging the snake,” while keeping a safer distance.


In the video below, between 1 min. 23 sec and 2 min. 26 sec I show what I consider the most sensible way of using the Unbreakable® Umbrella in self-defense:


If you don’t have the Unbreakable® Umbrella, you have to learn more complicated moves than those I prefer. Here are those complicated moves that I don’t like:


Basic techniques of Unbreakable® Umbrella retention:

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

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