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If you are someone who would like to learn self defense techniques, but don’t know where to start, I’ve got a proposition for you.

There are a lot of martial arts schools out there. Just where should you start? You could go and observe several schools and pick one you like. Most schools will let you have look before you join. However today, there is another choice.

You should know that martial arts is not self defense. Martial Arts is often based on sport and ceremony with routines that are practiced in a controlled setting. Martial Arts are great for many things, like learning self discipline, getting some cardiovasular exercise, and they are just plain fun. However, a lot of people are under the impression that they have to study a martial arts for years in order to learn how to protect themselves. Nothing could be further from the truth.

You might be surprised to know that you can learn essential self defense techniques in your home in 60 minutes. Techniques that could save your life in the future.

The Self Defense Company has created many modern distance-learning programs on DVD. Each of these programs were listed at the bottom of the home page of this website. To see if the Self Defense Company’s training is right for you. You might like a test drive. OK, you got one.

You can take four free self defense lessons online and give this company’s training a go. To get started, all you have to do is click on the following link:


Where Do You Put Your Hands When Facing a Weapon Attack?

Have you ever thought of where you should put your hands when you are facing a weapon attack?

In Module 8 of the Self Defense Training System Combatives program, you learn how to break attacks down into two primary types of weapon attacks:

  • Dynamic attacks, where your attacker is actively trying to bludgeon, stab or shoot you.
  • Static attacks where you are being held in a mugging or interrogation situation.

Here is a video from Instructor Tom Powers of Tomahawk Self Defense in Tomahawk, WI. He has a great rule for this situation:

Weapon high, hands high, weapon low, hands low.

In the video, Tom demonstrates the two types of weapon attacks.

Notice that Tom has made some great modifications to B.O.B. so he can practice weapon attacks. Very inventive. I’m going to copy what he did.

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How to Self Defense: Can You Kick in a Street Fight?

Yes, you can kick in a street fight, but it’s not like you think.

Martial Artists train to kick barefoot which is about the same as punching without gloves. The small bones in the foot have a tendency to break and shatter unless you happen to hit with the correct part of the foot. Traditional styles focus on the heel, ball, sole and edges of the feet as well as the shin. Others even go as far as to use the tips of the toes and they spend a great deal of time conditioning them. While I appreciate the time, effort and the theory behind the tip of toe kick (yes, I’ve even seen them break boards). It is a much better use of time concentrating on other things, like kicking with shoes on.

Anyone who has accidentally kicked an elbow or a shin while sparring knows it can and will leave a mark. It’s a good thing for you, you wear shoes. Shoes, boots and even sneakers add a much needed layer of protection. They protect the toes and the smaller bones in the foot that are vulnerable when bare. Shoes allow you to focus with making contact with power using any part of the foot: the point of the shoe, the heel of the shoe, the sole and the edges of the shoe. Your footwear is like having a little cache of weapons on your feet!

The other benefit of your Combat K-Swiss is the added weight. Weight means MASS and when combined with VELOCITY it equals MORE POWER. And power is king in the street my friend.

But there’s one catch, you have to train with shoes on. In the Self Defense Training System Combatives Program you train in boots, shoes and whatever else you wear in the world. There’s no real sense NOT training correctly and in this case means with shoes on!

Instructor Tom Powers from Tomahawk Self Defense in Tomahawk, Wisconsin does a great job explaining SDTS Combatives Kicking in the following video. Have a look.

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