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Self-Defense Tip 116 Defense Against Knife Attack: Which System Is Best?

0share Which self-defense system is best against knife attack A reader of Self-Defense Tip # 101, even though knowing my preference for Ray Floro’s knife fighting system stated in that tip and explained in Self-Defense Tip #45, still asked for my opinion on several other systems of defending against knife attacks, namely systems taught by …

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Self-Defense Tip 94 Six Myths of Police Training vs. Rational Training Know-How

0share Learn about training myths that inhibit effective learning of fighting skills I thought you might find interesting my article on skill training, because it quotes extensively from Chuck Remsberg’s post “6 myths of police training that inhibit effective learning,” which, in turn, is based on Robert Bragg Jr.’s presentation on skill instruction at a …

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Self-Defense Tip 45 Review of The Essential Ray Floro DVD Set

0share Ray Floro teaches the most rational system of knife fighting and defense against knife attacks Ray Floro has developed the best system of knife fighting and defending against a skilled knife fighter that I have ever seen. I consider it the model of efficiency — from its techniques to the teaching method. This is …

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Self-Defense Tip 33 Stand-Up Grappling Drills for Striking Skills — Large Inner Reap

0share Large inner reap (o-uchi-gari) — a grappling technique useful for boxers and street-fighters This self-defense tip continues the subject of grappling drills that transfer well to many fighting techniques of various combat sports, for example, to boxing. In this tip I describe technique and drills for o-uchi-gari (large inner reap). Practice of o-uchi-gari develops …

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Self-Defense Tip 32 Stand-Up Grappling Drills for Striking Skills — Forward Foot Sweep

0share Forward foot sweep (de-ashi-barai) — a grappling technique useful for boxers, mma fighters, and street-fighters If done right drills for grappling skills can improve your striking skills, whether for boxing, or mixed martial arts (mma), or street-fighting. There are moments during one’s steps when one is unable to attack or even to defend effectively. …

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Self-Defense Tip 29 Learning Fighting Skills: Techniques, Tactics, and Drills

0share Demonstrating fighting skills is not enough for teaching the right way to learn and practice them Most self-defense books and videos, and even many seminars and classes, demonstrate fighting techniques and tactics (set-ups) but not the methods or drills for learning them. Few people realize that repeating a technique many times is not always …

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Self-Defense Tip 28 How Does the Video Self-Defense: Tools of Attack Differ from Other Videos on Self-Defense and Hand-to-Hand Combat?

0share Someone has asked me about the video Self-Defense: Tools of Attack. He said that he already has the video Basic Instincts of Self-Defense and likes the moves it shows and the way these moves are taught. He liked that all moves build one upon each other and that similar moves are used against many …

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Self-Defense Tip 23 Individualization of Self-Defense Instruction

0share Why some fighters prefer defense and others counterattack or attack, and how to fit instruction and training to various personality types This self-defense tip deals with individualization of instruction. A competent instructor, preferable with university-level training in physical education and sports training, will make exercises “flow” during workouts, will know which games and drills …

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Self-Defense Tip 22 Selecting a Gym or a Martial Arts School, Part II

0share Check workouts for safety, effective instruction, sound methods of developing fitness, a smooth flow of exercises, with each subsequent exercise building upon the previous one In this self-defense tip I continue the subject of selecting a gym or a martial arts school and instructor. The previous tip dealt mainly with the material factors that …

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Self-Defense Tip 21 Selecting a Gym or a Martial Arts School, Part I

0share Is the instructor competent, training area and its surface safe, showers clean, little children and grown-ups do not mix in one group? This tip will deal with selecting a gym or a martial arts school. The first concern is what precautions are made against injuries, whether sudden or gradual-onset. Ask the instructor if he …

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