Self-Defense Tip #127 — What Videos Teach How to Stop Knife Attacks Using a Short Telescopic Umbrella

A customer’s question:
What videos will teach me how to defend myself using the short telescopic umbrella? I mean, including disarming attackers with weapons such as knives.

My answer:
For teachable people, watching the video Self-Defense Tools of Attack even once, is enough to learn how to use any short blunt weapon, including the Unbreakable® Telescopic Umbrella Model U-212s. It shows drills for perfect movement mechanics and tactics with a short club, small axe, and some other weapons. The tactics shown are for people comfortable launching continuous striking attacks, a hail of strikes, whether for offense or defense. So, Self-Defense Tools of Attack teaches striking, full-power, yet near impossible to intercept, and no jabbing, no poking, just smashing. A quote from a customer’s review sums it: “What an economy of movements! With each weapon G.S. shows a domino of destruction progressing from peripheral targets to lights out in a second.”


Self-Defense Tools of Attack video trailer

Another system that is worth learning is Floro Fighting Systems’ Essential Military Stick 2 (see info in Self-Defense Tip #122 — Good Advice from Reviewers of Unbreakable® Umbrellas). The system is not as simple as the one shown on Self-Defense Tools of Attack, it includes pokes and a greater variety of strikes, and so requires more practice, but it gives you better options for deescalation, and even deniability. In my opinion it is the overall best system for short blunt weapons, like batons, collapsible umbrellas, and rolled newspapers. The Unbreakable® Telescopic Umbrella goes very well with this system, as a customer points out, “As soon as I ordered my Unbreakable Umbrella and before it arrived I had already watched the Floro Fighting Systems’ Essential Military Stick 2 training videos which came with my Unbreakable Umbrella purchase at a hugely discounted price. The entire training was about an hour and broken up into several parts for easy and fast viewing right on my phone. The instructor, Ray Floro, is fun to watch and informative. His system of fighting is straight to the point and easy to follow. This system is a great value which pairs great with the Unbreakable Umbrella.”


Floro Fighting Systems’ Essential Military Stick 2 video trailer

You may combine the two systems, and unleash a hail of strikes (Self-Defense Tools of Attack) from any guard and stance of the Floro Fighting Systems’ Essential Military Stick 2.

Whichever of the two systems, or both, you choose to practice, learn to deploy the umbrella in a tactically sound way, as shown in the below videos.


How to deploy the Unbreakable® Telescopic Umbrella U-212s in a tactically sound way


Self-Defense with the Unbreakable® Telescopic Umbrella U-212s
Note that in the above video the demo of the self-defense application is done as if the defender were “caught on the back foot,” with the attacker having the initiative. That was done deliberately, to demonstrate how to regain initiative lost due to inadequate anticipation. You, however, should prevent giving up this much initiative so follow the advice in Self-Defense Tip #126 (see comments too), and in Self-Defense Tip #49.

BTW, readers of this post may get a discount coupon on the Floro Fighting Systems’ Essential Military Stick 2. For links to full info on the system and for a coupon code, see Self-Defense Tip #122 — Good Advice from Reviewers of Unbreakable® Umbrellas.

I don’t get any affiliate fees from Raymond Floro or from Floro Fighting Systems. I share with you info on the above-mentioned video course because I know his experience-based no-nonsense self-defense works.

Attention:
Applying any of the techniques mentioned above is your sole responsibility.

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The reader or viewer assumes all risks and hazards of injury or death to herself, himself, or others, as well as any resultant liability for the use of the techniques and methods contained in this self-defense tip.

Specific self-defense responses demonstrated or described in this self-defense tip may not be justified in certain situations in light of all the circumstances or under the applicable federal, state, or local law. Neither Never-Thought-of-It LLC nor the author of this self-defense tip makes any representation or warranty regarding the legality or appropriateness of any techniques described or demonstrated in this 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.

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