Hand-to-Hand Self Defense

Self Defense Against Awkward Clothing Grips In A Street Fight
Hand-to-Hand Self Defense

Self Defense Against Awkward Clothing Grips In A Street Fight

Being a student of both the Jeet Kune Do philosophy and framework, I always appreciate efficiency. In an homage to efficiency, today’s article will kill two birds...

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7 Self Defense Techniques to Stop an Opponent from Overwhelming You
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7 Self Defense Techniques to Stop an Opponent from Overwhelming You

This is an article on basic concepts and self defense techniques. Novice fighters pay close attention! The techniques discusses in this article can be applied to any...

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Self Defense Fact or Fiction: Wrist Grabs
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Self Defense Fact or Fiction: Wrist Grabs

In this first installation in a series of articles about martial arts “myths”, we’re going to look a little at wrist grabs. There is a lot of skepticism,...

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Surprise Bear Hug! – Self Defense Follow Up
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Surprise Bear Hug! – Self Defense Follow Up

Getting grabbed unexpectedly is one of the most important situations anyone can train for from a self defense perspective. This is due to both the likelihood from a...

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Adding Some Elbow Grease To Your Takedown Defense
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Adding Some Elbow Grease To Your Takedown Defense

There is a saying in the self defense community that most fights happen in the space of a phone booth. I suppose it depends on where you identify the beginning of a...

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Acting First Instead of Striking First: Self Defense Situations that Call for Restraint
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Acting First Instead of Striking First: Self Defense Situations that Call for Restraint

I left off in last year’s article Self Defense and Jiu Jitsu 2.0 and discuss a particular technique that is a very successful go-to for controlling a number of...

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How to Aviod Being Dragged to the Ground in a Fight or “No, I Don’t Want to Dance”
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How to Aviod Being Dragged to the Ground in a Fight or “No, I Don’t Want to Dance”

In 1993, Royce Gracie won the first Ultimate Fighting Championship and it forced the fighting world to pause and take notice. As grapplers continued to excel in mixed...

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Headlocks: Escaping What is Simultaneously the Dumbest and Most Dangerous Attack in the Street
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Headlocks: Escaping What is Simultaneously the Dumbest and Most Dangerous Attack in the Street

Everyone can do a headlock and so it is in your best intreats to learn to escape a headlock. And when I say everyone I don’t mean every martial artist. I...

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Preventing or Avoiding Conflict by being a “Hard Target”- with Krav Maga Expert Michael South
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Preventing or Avoiding Conflict by being a “Hard Target”- with Krav Maga Expert Michael South

Krav Maga Black Belt Michael South details some of the simpler points of self-defense, the art of avoiding conflict in the first place. Krav Maga is all about the real...

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